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 How to assign/update an etch objects' net 

Last post Mon, Apr 1 2013 12:23 PM by RaylonS. 1 replies.
Started by RaylonS 28 Mar 2013 02:34 PM. Topic has 1 replies and 515 views
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    • RaylonS
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    How to assign/update an etch objects' net Reply

    Unaware I was in the wrong forum, I've been posting this PCB layout question in the Digital Implementation forum

    http://www.cadence.com/Community/forums/p/23378/1322026.aspx#1322026 

    I am trying to take a group of pre-selected vias and change the net that they are on. My inquiry is as follows: 

    Apparently you have to be in General Edit mode to select a via without automatically starting a Cline from it, so I am in General Edit Mode

     I select the via, then go to the menus and select Edit > Change The only things in the Options panel that I can change are: Class, Subclass, Act via, Line Width, Text Block, and Text Just

    There is no net option to select a net for the via to change to. I'm sure I'm missing something but I don't know what. I simply want to take a group of selected etch objects (for example several vias) and change the net that they are on to another net.

    If I draw a track from a via with no net, it will assign itself to the net of the destination pin, but I'd like to be able to take a group of vias and either assign a net, or change the net that they're on in one step. Any clarification would be appreciated 

    Thanks in advance for any insight 

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  • Mon, Apr 1 2013 12:23 PM

    • RaylonS
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    Re: How to assign/update an etch objects' net Reply
    I keep running into this because any time that I move a via away from the trace it's connected to, it loses its net association. Perhaps instead of going back after the fact to re-assign the net name there is a setting that causes objects to retain their original net association even if you move them and/or they come into contact with an object of a different net?
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