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[SOLVED] Update Symbol Properties (OrCAD Capture CIS)

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Is there a way to update all of the components in a design from the CIS data source?

Example: A schematic is created using parts exclusively selected from a CIS database. After the schematic is finished, a new property is added to the database. How can I perform a refresh/update/resync with the database so that all of the components add this property?

When I update the Design Cache, none of the components reflect this new property. The only way I have been able to make it work is to delete the component, and then replace it from the database (somewhat tedious and high risk for a multipage schematic with hundreds of components). I suspect I may need to write a *.upd file, but the examples I've been able to find are pretty specific (i.e., create this property, and give it this value). I want the part to update from the database -- create this property, and add whatever value is specified in the database.

Edit: To do this, all you need to do is select the *.dsn file in the project manager window. Then start the Parts Manager, and update all parts in the common group. I haven't been able to figure this out yet for components not in the common group.
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