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 comparing schematic netlists 

Last post Fri, Feb 1 2013 3:01 AM by steve. 3 replies.
Started by KEN13 31 Jan 2013 11:33 AM. Topic has 3 replies and 995 views
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  • Thu, Jan 31 2013 11:33 AM

    • KEN13
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    comparing schematic netlists Reply

    Good day all,

       I have a thru-hole board in Orcad Layout.  I have completed a smt conversion of the board in Orcad PCB Editor.  While updating the schematic I spread it across multiple sheets since we can only print on 11x17.  I physically highlighted each trace from one schematic to the other and found no errors....Now my problem...I would like to do a netlist comparison to get a more trustworthy comparison in Exce..  I created viewable netlsts using the "Other" tab and and the orWirelist.dll.  However the output is not in alphanumeric order for each file.  When I line up the net names in Excel the components do not match because one file listed them as a vertical list U1, R43, R44, FL1,U2 and the other as vertical list R43, U1, R44, U2, FL1.  So it seems I am left with option to copy and paste the net name in the cell to the left of each component and then do a sort... and there are a lot of nets over the two schematics.  Does anyone have a suggestion on how to make this task easier?

    Thank you in advance,

    Ken

    Have a good day, Ken Capture 16.5 S022, Layout 16.2.0p001, PCB Editor 16.5 S025
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  • Thu, Jan 31 2013 1:03 PM

    • KEN13
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    Re: comparing schematic netlists Reply

    FYI, I began trying all the other .dll outputs for netlisting and found one that lists what I was looking for... the net name, ref desg, and pin # each on its own line.

    Have a good day, Ken Capture 16.5 S022, Layout 16.2.0p001, PCB Editor 16.5 S025
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  • Thu, Jan 31 2013 3:13 PM

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    Re: comparing schematic netlists Reply
    Elgris Technologies (www.elgris.com) has a tool to compare schematics netlists
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  • Fri, Feb 1 2013 3:01 AM

    • steve
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    Re: comparing schematic netlists Reply

    If you have two seperate dsn files then there is two apps (one free and one paid for) that will do design compares. Take a look at http://www.orcadmarketplace.com/Publications.aspx, Orcad Apps tab, see all and all then look for GraserWare - DesignCompare and MakeCapApp - ECOCompare

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