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 Replace padstack 

Last post Mon, Dec 10 2012 12:02 PM by lockdng. 7 replies.
Started by Tanveer 10 Mar 2010 12:56 PM. Topic has 7 replies and 2149 views
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  • Wed, Mar 10 2010 12:56 PM

    • Tanveer
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    Replace padstack Reply

     Hi,

    Is there any intelligent way to replace some padstack in the symbol like if I want to replace odd (or even) numbered pin with some other type of padstack can I do this in one step??

    Regards

    Tanveer

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  • Wed, Mar 10 2010 6:26 PM

    • tomoo
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    Re: Replace padstack Reply
    I think you can replace some padstack by easier way which is to use the Replace Padstack Command and the combination of options.

    [Menu Path]
    Tools - Padstack - Replace

    [Options Tab]
    - Old Padstack
    Identifies the padstack that is to be replaced.
    -New Padstack
    Identifies the name of the new padstack. If this padstack does not already exist in the design, it is loaded. Choose your padstack library.
    - Symbol Name
    Identifies the name of the symbols whose padstacks are to be replaced. You can use a wildcard in this field to indicate more than one type of symbol.
    - Pin Number
    Indicates the number of the pins whose padstacks are to be replaced. You can use a wildcard in this field to indicate multiple pin numbers.
    - Ref Des
    Specifies the reference designator of the components whose padstacks are to be replaced. You can use a wild card in this field to indicate multiple reference designators. The combination of Old Padstack, Symbol Name, Pin Number, and Ref Des values identifies the padstacks that are to be replaced. Only padstacks that match the values in all of these field options are modified. For example, if Ref Des is U22 and Pin Number is 5, only the padstack on pin number 5 of component U22 are changed. If Ref Des is U*2 and Pin Number is *3, the padstacks of a group of pins (such as U12.3, U12.13, U22.3, and U22.13) are changed.
    - Net Name
    Indicates the name of the net whose padstacks are to be replaced.
    - Replace
    Executes the Replace Padstack command using the values that you set in the preceding field options, and performs DRC.

    Hope this helps.
    Tomo
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  • Fri, Mar 12 2010 8:38 AM

    • Tanveer
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    Re: Replace padstack Reply

     Hi Tamo,

     Thanx for detailed answer. I dont know what is wildcard and how to use it. I think this should be some sort of like lst file that we use for many purposes. please can you explain how can I get it.

    Regards

    Tanveer

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  • Fri, Mar 12 2010 9:40 AM

    • redwire
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    Re: Replace padstack Reply

     "Wildcard" is an expression to mean "anything"

    What he is saying is to use the symbol "*" wherever the he says wildcard.

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  • Fri, Mar 12 2010 1:25 PM

    • Tanveer
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    Re: Replace padstack Reply
    Hi Redwire,

    Many many thanks for your continuous support.


    Regards

    Tanveer
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  • Fri, Mar 12 2010 5:01 PM

    • tomoo
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    Re: Replace padstack Reply

    Hi Redwire,

    Thank you for the kindly response in place of me.

    I appreciate it.

    Thanks,

    Tomo

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  • Fri, Mar 12 2010 8:43 PM

    • redwire
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    Re: Replace padstack Reply

     Just for fun... here is a link to where we use the word "wildcard" in English.  Note we use it for games as well as computer science. :)

    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/wildcard

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  • Mon, Dec 10 2012 12:02 PM

    • lockdng
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    Re: Replace padstack Reply

    Durring replacing padstack, I select new padstack, I kept getting a couple of wierd characters in front of the name I selected or even blank after I selected from the library and it's not working.  The name I use when creating padstack is CIR0P46X0P3MMTHR.  I even changed it to a simple name as "dummy" and it still won't let me select.  What did I do wrong?  Please help!  Thank you!

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