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Quick Start: Changing ECAD Properties from SolidWorks

You can change component names, part numbers, and reference designators from SolidWorks.

To change a reference designator for a cellphone component:

  1. From SolidWorks, click the CircuitWorks tab.
  2. In the SolidWorks graphics area, click the large square component that represents the LCD screen of the cellphone.

    The CircuitWorks feature tree expands to show the H1 component instance.

  3. In the tree, right-click H1 and select Properties.
  4. In the Component Instance Properties dialog box, change Ref. Des. from H1 to H199.
  5. Click Update.
  6. Click Close.

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