Question

After placing a symbol on the schematic, I have modified the same symbol at the library level. What do I need to do to flag a warning?


Answer

In Part Manager, there is an option to verify parts against (.OLB) libraries. This option helps you get a warning if the OLB timestamp is different from that of the schematic cached part as follows:

  1. Open Part Manager and enable Verify Parts Against (.OLB) Libraries from Options > Update Part Status.



  2. Update the part status.

    If the timestamps are different, Part Status shows as "Package Out of date" and the following message is displayed in the session log window:

    "The timestamp of cached part package doesn't match that of OLB part package in {<path>\xxx.OLB}."

    With this information, you can update the parts from the design cache.