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Filtering Components When Opening ECAD Files

You can create filters to suppress components or annotations and have the software apply the filters when you load ECAD boards.

When an ECAD file contains many components, it can take a long time to open in CircuitWorks. If you know there are components you do not need to see, you can create filters to identify the components to suppress. You store these filters in the \CircuitWorks\Filters folder. When you turn on a setting in the CircuitWorks Options dialog box, the software applies the filters to the ECAD file when it loads.

After the ECAD file opens, the filtered components are not visible in the graphics area, but they appear in the FeatureManager design tree as inaccessible components.



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