I am looking for a way to automatically update the PCB dimensions in my PCB documentation. I have the X & Y dimensions listed in the title block as PCB strings. They are currently set as project parameters so the documentation updates as I update the parameters, but I still have to manually update the parameters if I change the board size.
Text from PCB String Window:
- Board Size: '.PCB_X' x '.PCB_Y'
- Board Thickness: '.PCB_Z'
- Component count: .Component_Count
- Pad Count: .Pad_Count
- Hole Count: .Hole_Count
- Soldermask Color: '.PCB_SolderMask_Color'
- Silkscreen Color: '.PCB_ SilkScreen_Color'
The pad, hole, and component count are system variables. Is there a system variable that I can set the PCB string to automatically update the X & Y dimensions? The information is in Altium since it is in the PCB Information window:
Which is opened thru the menu Reports->Board Information.
Your help is appreciated.