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Editing Documents

Last Modified: November 23, 2020

Editing Values

As you enter or edit a value, the field displays blue text with a blue border. To commit the value, press <Enter>, <Tab>, or click another location in the view. To revert the change, press <Esc>. The field displays red text with a red border and a tooltip to indicate an error. To revert the change after an error, press <Esc> while the cursor is in the red highlighted field.

When you use the <Delete> key to clear the contents of a cell, the pattern document displays a dash (-) for the time set to repeat the previous time set and an X for the pin item values to ignore the value.

Adding and Deleting Vectors in Pattern Documents

Right-click a cell in a row in the pattern document and use the context menu to insert new vectors or scan items or delete selected vectors or scan items from the pattern. When you insert a new vector or scan item, the pattern document inserts a row and uses a dash (-) for the time set to repeat the previous time set and an X for the pin item values to ignore the value. Selecting all the cells in a row and pressing <Delete> also removes the vector or scan item.

Adding and Deleting Pin Item Columns in Pattern Documents

Right-click a cell in the pattern document and use the context menu to insert or delete pin item columns from a list of pins and pin groups that exist in the active pin map file. When you insert a new pin item column, the pattern document inserts the column to the left of the cell you selected and uses X for the pin item values. Pins can appear in a pattern only once. You cannot add pin groups that contain pins that already exist in the pattern until you remove the existing pin references from the pattern.

Change Pin Type

Right-click a pin and select Change Pin Type from the context menu to change the pin type to Scan Input, Scan Output, or Input/Output (default).

Reorder Pin Item Columns in Pattern Documents

Right-click a cell in the pattern document and use the context menu to move selected pin item columns left or right. You cannot reorder pins in a pin group from the editor.

Filling and Inverting Pin State Data

Select and right-click pin state data cells and then select Fill Pin States, Invert Pin State Logic, or Invert Pin State Drive/Compare from the context menu to fill or invert the cells you selected. Select from the list of valid pin state values to fill the cells. Inverting cells inverts only drives and high and low compares and leaves all other pin state data cells unchanged. Selecting pin group cells applies the fill or inversion operation to all pins in the selected pin group.

Updating Pin Group Pins from Pin Map

Right-click in the pattern document and select Update Pin Group Pins from Pin Map from the context menu to update the contents of all pin groups in the pattern to match the contents of the pin groups as defined in the active pin map file. Use this technique to update the ordering of a pin group or to add or remove pins from a pin group to match changes made in the active pin map file. The editor moves pins that have been removed from the pin group in the active pin map file out of the pin group column, but the pins remain in the pattern to preserve the pin states. Delete the pin item column if you want to remove the pin from the pattern.

Locating Vectors in Pattern Documents and History RAM View

Click the Find in Pattern button Find on the document toolbar or press <Ctrl+F> to launch a dialog box in which you can specify the text you want to search for. The document highlights cells that include the search text. Use the Find Previous and Find Next buttons in the dialog box or on the document toolbar to navigate among the results. If you close the Find in Pattern dialog box, you can continue to browse through results by selecting Shift»F3 to see previous results or F3 to see the next results. Enable the Match Pin Columns option to limit the search to a serial pattern of pin state values, such as HLHL, only in the pin or pin group data columns of the pattern. For pin groups, you must expand the columns you want to search.

Click the Go To Vector button Go To Vector on the pattern document toolbar or press <Ctrl+G> to launch a dialog box in which you can enter a vector number to highlight and locate in the pattern document. You must select a vector number in the valid range. You can specify a scan cycle in a scan vector by specifying the scan vector followed by a colon and the scan cycle, for example, vectorNumber:scanCycle.

Copying and Pasting Data in Pattern Documents

You can copy and paste rows or groups of cells in the pattern document. You can paste to and from spreadsheet applications and text editors that support tab-delimited clipboard text. The behavior of the copy and paste operation depends on what you select to copy and the target location you select for the paste operation, as described in the following table.

Select for Copy Operation Select for Paste Operation Resulting Behavior
Full row (vector) Single cell Inserts the copied vectors into the pattern as new vectors immediately above the vector in which you selected the single cell as the target location.
Contiguous rectangular set of cells More than one cell Pastes the copied cell values into the cells you selected as the target location, repeating the values horizontally and vertically as necessary to fill all cells in the target location selection.
Set of cells that are not all full rows Single cell Pastes the copied cell values into the existing vectors starting at the single cell you selected as the target location.

Saving Pattern Documents

Changes you make in the pattern document are not committed to disk until you explicitly save the file. You must save the pattern before you can load or burst it on the digital pattern instrument. The Digital Pattern Editor prompts you to save modified files before loading and bursting a pattern.

Keyboard Shortcuts within the Pattern Document

Action Shortcut
Load a pattern <Ctrl+L>
Burst a pattern F5
Launch a dialog box in which you can indicate a vector number to highlight and locate in the pattern document <Ctrl+G>
Select active editor <Ctrl+E>
Expand all scan vectors <Ctrl+Shift+Add Sign>
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Use the Add Sign (+) on the numeric keyboard.

Collapse all scan vectors <Ctrl+Shift+Minus Sign>
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Use the Minus Sign (-) on the numeric keyboard.


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