How to Add a Manufacturer
To add a manufacturer, add a record to this file and fill in the code and manufacturer name. Use the next number available for a code and no more than 25 characters for the manufacturer name.
e.g. 40 My_new_manufacturer
The manufacturer codes are used as references to catalog files. You may wish to streamline your component selection by creating a MOST COMMONLY USED manufacturer code. This may represent an assortment of manufacturers and the components you use regularly. This would save time during catalog selection.
e.g. 0 Most_used
You should use code 0 for this purpose as EDS regards code 0 as a "multi manufacturer file" when searching for parts.
When using Elecdes or Paneldes to add a catalog file, if a manufacturer has not been assigned to the code you provide, you will be asked for the manufacturer name and Elecdes will automatically append the new manufacturer to the MANUFACT.DBF file.