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How to automate putting PADS decal name for part into exported .emn?

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How to automate putting PADS decal name for part into exported .emn?

I'm trying to set up a procedure for exporting a pcb assembly from ProE for importing into Mentor PADS. I can get everything to show in the .emn file including the .PLACEMENT info, but the problem is that when PADS tries to import it, the names don't match up and it doesn't import the part location info. PADS identifies a part using a "decal name" (like ABC123) and a "part name" (like XYZ098), so when it exports an .emn the result is:

.PLACEMENT

ABC123 XYZ098 J1 (reference designator)

x-pos y-pos z-pos rotation top/bottom place/unplace

.END_PLACEMENT

However when ProE exports the .emn the file is:

.PLACEMENT

XYZ098 XYZ098 NOREFDES

x-pos y-pos z-pos rotation top/bottom place/unplace

.END_PLACEMENT

I've tried all sorts of things under the part's parameters to try and get ABC123 to show up in the .emn export but no luck.

Does anyone know how to get this to work? Or where the .emn gets the placement info from?

I manually updated the .emn file to put ABC123 into the correct spot but PADS rejected it as a "mechanical part - ignored". Any ideas?

Thx for any help.