Quick tip on component naming

Started by admin, January 26, 2010, 10:02:57 AM

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I have recently been developing a few tests and have occasionally had to use the "Group Edit" feature. I usually name components "U1, U2, etc..." (no space between the letter and number) but have found that the Group Edit feature will sort components in true alphanumeric style. This means that it display "U1, U10,...". This can be a bit frustrating if you have a lot of components in the sequence.
I am now getting into the habit of labelling single number components such as "U1" as "U 1" (space in the middle) so that the alphanumeric sorting will work the way I prefer meaning "U 1, U 2, U 3, U 4, U 5, U 6, U 7, U 8, U 9, U10, ...".
Hope this makes sense.
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If you have component names that go into the 100's (like r100) you may want to put a space in front of the 2 digit names too (i.e. r 10). Otherwise the sort would be r 9, r10, r100, r101, etc...