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Library Copy/Merge Procedure


Description: ETAP Library Copy/Merge Procedure
Category: Library, Copy/ Merge
Type: Informative
Keywords: Copy/Merge, Merging, Library

ETAP can copy/merge libraries. If you have logged on as a Project Editor, ETAP will direct you
to copy/merge the latest library releases onto your existing library. The copy/merge direction
may appear counterintuitive to you; however, this direction allows you to keep your customized
data and copies over any corrections to the existing library data. The reverse direction may
result in loss of the existing library data corrections. If for any reason you need to change the
direction of copy/merge, log on as Librarian, which offers more flexibility in the copy/merge
process.

Manage your library files. You can end up with many library files on your hard drive and/or on
different network locations. Remove or archive libraries that you no longer use. Keep a master
library. Failing to manage your library files may result in loss of valuable customized library
data.

What we suggest is to rename your customized library file to a name like MasterLib.LIB. Then
carry your customized library through ETAP releases and copy/merge the latest ETAP libraries
onto your master library.

This document will describe the steps to copy/merge libraries.

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Follow the procedure below to copy/merge library files. Save a backup copy of your existing
library file before proceeding with copy/merge.

1. Open your ETAP project.

2. From the Library menu on the top toolbar, select Open. Then Browse to the
location of the library file (*.lib) and select your library.

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3. ETAP will load the selected library.

4. From the Library menu on the top toolbar, select Copy/Merge.

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5. The Copy/Merge editor opens up. Ensure that the checkbox “Connect the project to
the merged library” is checked, so that the project connects to the final merged
library.

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6. Browse and select the second library file (*.lib) by clicking on the second File button.

The selected libraries can be in either field. What determines the direction of
copy/merge is the arrow button in between. ETAP by default guides you to merge in
a certain direction by checking the version of your library files. If the selected libraries
have the same version, then you can toggle the direction of copy/merge.

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7. Click OK to continue with the merge process. A confirmation window giving a
summary of the device libraries being merged (from source to destination library file)
will appear.

8. Click OK to confirm and complete with the merge process.

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