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 Allegro 15.2 - Importing Logic - 'name too long' error 

Last post Mon, Jun 18 2012 12:03 AM by Aeolus. 6 replies.
Started by Rob Gee 23 Feb 2009 10:18 AM. Topic has 6 replies and 7191 views
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  • Mon, Feb 23 2009 10:18 AM

    • Rob Gee
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    Allegro 15.2 - Importing Logic - 'name too long' error Reply

    Have taken on a job from a new customer who passed on all design files including ConceptHDL schematic including lib archive etc. and Allegro PCB file.

    I can open, view and edit the schematic with no problems - all symbols present. I can package the design (Export physical).

    The problems arise when I try to import the logic into Allegro. I just get a pile of errors reported.

     I always thought that long names were truncated automatically - or was that something else altogether? Please can anyone assist?

     Here is a snippet from the netrev.lst log file

    Using Design Entry HDL & PCB Editor 15.2 running on Vista Business.

    Thanks

    Rob

    #1   ERROR(302) Device library error detected.

    Problems with the name of device 'STANDARD_FERRITE_SMT-1500R[100MHZ],0.40,0.5,MULTIA': 'name too long'.

    Device 'STANDARD_FERRITE_SMT-1500R[100M' has library errors. Unable to transfer to Allegro.

    #2   ERROR(302) Device library error detected.

    Problems with the name of device 'SINGLERESISTOR_0402-220K,1%,63MW': 'name too long'.

    Device 'SINGLERESISTOR_0402-220K,1%,63M' has library errors. Unable to transfer to Allegro.

    #3   ERROR(302) Device library error detected.

    Problems with the name of device 'POLAR_CAPACITOR_RADIAL-ELECT,100UF,6.3MMX7MM,10V,A': 'name too long'.

    Device 'POLAR_CAPACITOR_RADIAL-ELECT,10' has library errors. Unable to transfer to Allegro.

    #4   ERROR(302) Device library error detected.

    Problems with the name of device 'MOSFET_PCHANNEL_SOT23-1R3,0.18A,60V,NDS0605': 'name too long'.

     

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  • Mon, Feb 23 2009 11:48 AM

    • malcs
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    Re: Allegro 15.2 - Importing Logic - 'name too long' error Reply

    Rob,

     Create a system variable ALLEGRO_LONG_PACKAGE_NAME and give it the value TRUE.

     Cheers,

    M.

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  • Mon, Feb 23 2009 12:24 PM

    • Rob Gee
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    Re: Allegro 15.2 - Importing Logic - 'name too long' error Reply

    That cracked it!!

     What can I say? Malcs, you are a star.

     Thanks a lot.

     Rob

     

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  • Wed, Jun 15 2011 2:29 PM

    • Pieman
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    Re: Allegro 15.2 - Importing Logic - 'name too long' error Reply

     I have just moved to Windows 7 and am having that same issue.  At first it would not even try to create a netlist, then I saw a thread that said I had to launch Orcad Design Entry as an Administrator (RM on Orcad Design Entry then choose - Run as Administrator).

     When I try to create a netlist with the configuration Device/Net/Pin/Name Char Limit set to anything above 31 I get the "Name too long" error.  I have tried to set a system variable as follows without success:

    set ALLEGRO_LONG_PACKAGE_NAME = TRUE

    set ALLEGRO_LONG_PACKAGE_NAME TRUE

     

    I must not have the correct syntax.

     

    Please help if you can.

    My email is mlaw@cardaccess-inc.com

     

    Thank you.

    Marvin Law

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  • Thu, Jun 16 2011 5:00 AM

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    Re: Allegro 15.2 - Importing Logic - 'name too long' error Reply

     The env variable, ALLEGRO_LONG_PACKAGE_NAME, onlyapplies to 15.x releases. Starting with 16.0 the variable, ALLEGRO_LONG_NAME_SIZE, is used to set the design name length used when for new designs (including symbols and padstacks).

         set  ALLEGRO_LONG_NAME_SIZE = 255

    Depending on your manufacturing processes, you may wish to use a smaller value then 255.

    For existing designs, you can changed the length by picking Menu Setup-> Design Parameters (or prmed cmd), selecting the Design tab and changing the "Long Name Size" value.

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  • Thu, Jun 30 2011 9:59 PM

    Re: Allegro 15.2 - Importing Logic - 'name too long' error Reply

      Rob,

     I am getting a error "Unable to find pinname in adfncpin"

    I found that this might be because of the number of characters in pin name. Let me know how i can change the character length, whose default value seems to be 31 (not sure).

    I am guessing that by chaging this default value to 255 can make it work.

     Similar to what you had done before. Creating a system variable ALLEGRO_LONG_PIN_NAME and give it the value TRUE

     I am not sure how to do it. Kindly let me know the steps to create this variable. Meanwhile I am using cadence 15.7 version.

     Regards

    Sachin

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  • Mon, Jun 18 2012 12:03 AM

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    Re: Allegro 15.2 - Importing Logic - 'name too long' error Reply

    i don't known what it happeneļ¼Ÿ

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