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 Changing PCB Decal Pin Numbers 

Last post Wed, Jan 9 2013 7:59 AM by DonlAZ. 6 replies.
Started by DonlAZ 09 Jan 2013 06:43 AM. Topic has 6 replies and 830 views
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  • Wed, Jan 9 2013 6:43 AM

    • DonlAZ
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    Changing PCB Decal Pin Numbers Reply

    I searched and kept coming up with Zero results.

    I have an existing decal and want to change the pin numbering without having to delete and add the pins again with a differnt number for the pins ie vreg versus mossfet. Is there a simple way to do this?

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  • Wed, Jan 9 2013 7:08 AM

    • steve
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    Re: Changing PCB Decal Pin Numbers Reply

    Edit - Change then select the Pin Number you want to change and change it.

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  • Wed, Jan 9 2013 7:25 AM

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    Re: Changing PCB Decal Pin Numbers Reply
    Thanks, I tried that and as soon as I select Change the option to select a pin goes away in the find window. I'm able to select a pin UNTIL I select change. I must be doing something wrong?
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  • Wed, Jan 9 2013 7:28 AM

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    Re: Changing PCB Decal Pin Numbers Reply

    Do what Steve suggests but also go to the find tab and select "all off" then select "text". This will ensure you only select the text of the pin.

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  • Wed, Jan 9 2013 7:34 AM

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    Re: Changing PCB Decal Pin Numbers Reply

    Sorry should have been more specific. To edit the Pin number you MUST be in the symbol editor and be editing the filename.dra file. Edit the pin names here then save and then update the symbol in the design. Remember this is tied to the netlist from the schematic so pin numbers must match.

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  • Wed, Jan 9 2013 7:35 AM

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    Re: Changing PCB Decal Pin Numbers Answer Reply

    DonlAZ:
    Thanks, I tried that and as soon as I select Change the option to select a pin goes away in the find window. I'm able to select a pin UNTIL I select change. I must be doing something wrong?

    Try this:

    Edit-Text

    Make sure you have Package Geometry - Pin Number selected for the active Class / Sub Class

    Then click on the pin text and type in the new number.

     This will work assuming you are editing the footprint .dra file as Steve points out.

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  • Wed, Jan 9 2013 7:59 AM

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    Re: Changing PCB Decal Pin Numbers Reply

    I was thinking prior I would select the pin and edit its number but now the trying to change the text doesn't work for me either but yes I was in the .dra file 

    I selected Edit - Text and that solved it. Thanks for helping me work this through.

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Started by DonlAZ at 09 Jan 2013 06:43 AM. Topic has 6 replies.