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 +====== Searching for Parts and marking them on screen (in gerbv) ======
 +<​code>​Searching for Parts and marking them on screen (in gerbv)
 +Please direct any comments, suggestions etc. to Juergen <​>​
 +***  Support for Pick and Place files: ​                                  ***
 +***  csv-style files with/​without quotes ​                                ​*** ​   ​
 +***  the following delimiters are supported ';'​ ':'​ '​|'​ ',' ​             ***
 +A pick and place file has 11 columns (the first two lines a file in gerbv/​examplei
 +are shown here) and looks like this:
 +Designator:​Footprint:​Mid X:Mid Y:Ref X:Ref Y:Pad X:Pad Y:​Layer:​Rotation:​Comment
 +Some instructions for the first time user:
 +after loading a PNP file a new dialog will come up offering various option of
 +selecting and graphically marking electronic parts.
 +Three modes of selecting items do exist:
 +1)enter any search phrase and hit enter 
 +     (See also paragraph "​SCROLLING"​ further down)
 +        -Generally under linux regexp expressions are used such as "​.*"​ i.e. '​*'​
 +        -All matches will be marked in the list AND on the screen
 +        -if you press ESC or press <​ENTER>​ on an empty line it will deselect all
 +         items
 +        -if you had a selection already and you would like to add single items
 +         one by one, just hold down CTRL key while you left-click on the desired
 +         ​fields
 +2)just simply use left click combined with Shift and/or CTRL for manual
 +  mouse driven selections
 +  Pressing right button of mouse will not only select but also draw item on 
 +  selected layer
 +3)if you have pressed <​ENTER>​ on an empty phrase you first of all will deselect ​
 +  anything which was selected ​ and you can then enter the so-called "​assembly ​
 +  mode" by left clicking on an item and afterwards pressing space as often as 
 +  desired, while the select parts dialog is active. The selection will move 
 +  down the list one by one displaying the selected part in the window ​
 +  automatically (with the corresponding layer being active).
 +  ​
 + ​Alternatively 1: 
 + If you had more than one item selected and you did not clear the selections list
 + by <​ENTER>​ on an empty phrase, only the first item will be taken into account
 + and all others will be deselected.
 + ​Alternatively 2:
 + You can of course also select an item by clicking on it, pressing space will 
 + then proceed as described
 + This mode also features arrows Up/Down selection, where arrow Up will reverse ​
 + the action of arrow Down/​Spacebar. Furthermore,​ holding SHIFT while pressing ​
 + arrow Up/Down will increase the selection in either direction ​
 +More Features:  ​
 +4)Inversion of selection:
 +  pressing this button at any given time inverts the selection concerning the 
 +  whole list and upon clicking Mark button this new selection will be drawn 
 +  onto screen.
 +  ​
 +5)Top/​bottom selection
 +  General: ​ press mark to mark selections on screen, after choosing to select ​
 +                   top or bottom parts.
 +    a)in existing selection will only remove non wanted items 
 +          (e.g. all bottom parts if you press "​top ​ parts"​) from selection
 +    b)if there is no selection, all top or all bottoms parts are selected
 +6)Choose available layers for marking selected parts from drop-down list
 +  HINT: if pick and place file is loaded last, already occupied layers ​
 +        will not be in the drop-down list
 +Hint 1:
 +right click functionality to know Part description.
 +After you have graphically marked a number of parts (say all resistors) you can
 +right click onto a part which is selected in the scroll-down list of available
 +parts in the search dialog.
 +Its designator, comment and footprint are then shown in the statusbar and in the log window.
 +This comes in handy if there are many parts you want to look at, but e.g. you already
 +know a fault has occurred only on one side of the board.
 +Hint 2:
 +SCROLLING (in the dialog window)
 + ​Scrolling generally only occurs, if search for comments is not activated AND 
 + also whenever enter is hit the list will bescrolled to the first hit, 
 + ​regardless of the search mode.
 + The use of BackSpace is supported.
 + If you decide to select an entry from the list of completions offered, then the
 + ​scrolling will only occur once you press enter.
 + ​imagine you are looking for an element labelled EU3:
 + If you hit the first key (E) to enter a search phrase in the entry field, the 
 + list will be scrolled to the first element matching this key (E), also entering
 + a subsequent key (U) will then further refine that and scroll to the first 
 + ​element with EU etc.
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