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CircuitWorks Changes Tree - Symbols and Labels

When you open ProStep EDMD files that contain proposed changes, the changes appear in the Changes tree located below the standard CircuitWorks tree view.

The Changes tree shows the baseline and any incremental file changes. The Changes tree symbols indicate proposed or reviewed changes.

Baseline and Proposed Changes

The baseline file is the original ProStep EDMD file.

A change file includes changes such as moved components, additions and deletions of holes, keep-out areas, keep-in areas, and components. The change symbol is superimposed on an entity icon in the tree, and indicates a proposed move, addition, or deletion of an entity.

  Baseline When selected, displays the preview of the original ProStep EDMD file.
  Change_n When selected, displays the preview of the nth proposed or reviewed incremental design change. For example Change_1 displays the first change proposed to the ProStep EDMD file.
  Change status Describes the status of the change processing in CircuitWorks:

Proposed by ECAD

Indicates you have opened a ProStep EDMD file and have not yet reviewed the proposed changes.

Not Applied in SOLIDWORKS

Indicates you have reviewed the proposed changes, but have not yet built the model in SOLIDWORKS.


Indicates you have built the model in SOLIDWORKS and you have synchronized the ECAD data with your ECAD designer.

Ready to Sync

Indicates you have built the model in SOLIDWORKS and you are ready to click Sync with ECAD.

Proposed by MCAD

Indicates a change has been made to a SOLIDWORKS assembly that has been imported into CircuitWorks, but the change has not yet been synced with ECAD.

Awaiting response from ECAD

Indicates a response to changes you have proposed to the ECAD system are yet to be received.

cworkschangesadd.gif   Indicates entities proposed to be added.
Moved_large.png   Indicates entities proposed to be moved.
Removed_large.png   Indicates entities proposed to be removed.
cworkschangesacceptlarge.gif   Indicates reviewed and accepted proposed changes.
cworkschangesRejectlarge.gif   Indicates reviewed and rejected proposed changes.

For example, the proposed addition of a plated hole is indicated with this icon PlatedHole_Added 16x16.png.

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