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 Schematic symbol pin naming 

Last post Mon, Mar 4 2013 8:39 AM by TH Designs. 2 replies.
Started by TH Designs 04 Mar 2013 08:21 AM. Topic has 2 replies and 648 views
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    • TH Designs
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    Schematic symbol pin naming Reply

    Why does each pin of a schematic symbol have to have a unique name? I gave a large part with many pins of GND. The netlister gives me an error telling me to rename the pins with a unique name. GND1, GND2, GND3........ Kind of silly.

    Is there some magic setting that will allow the netlist to compile even though the pins have the same "name", but different "pin numbers"?

    Tom

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  • Mon, Mar 4 2013 8:31 AM

    • oldmouldy
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    Re: Schematic symbol pin naming Reply
    If they are pins of Type Power, the netlister will handle it transparently, you will get some warnings about the pins being renamed because "something" was changed, but its not something of concern. The regular signal pins, Type not set to Power, do need to have unique names, the PCB Editor netlisting process uses this as an integrity check.
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  • Mon, Mar 4 2013 8:39 AM

    • TH Designs
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    Re: Schematic symbol pin naming Reply

    Thanks OM. I downloaded a manufactures generated schematic symbol for a BGA part and was trying to avoid having to edit each pin. It looks like all of the pins are defined as passives so I have to go in and edit anyway. Fun............

    Tom

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Started by TH Designs at 04 Mar 2013 08:21 AM. Topic has 2 replies.