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 Error: Cannot find Pin1 defined in PSPICETEMPLATE on instance I1 

Last post Tue, Jun 11 2013 12:48 AM by oldmouldy. 3 replies.
Started by Akhil Jai 09 Jun 2013 06:43 PM. Topic has 3 replies and 749 views
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  • Sun, Jun 9 2013 6:43 PM

    • Akhil Jai
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    Error: Cannot find Pin1 defined in PSPICETEMPLATE on instance I1 Reply

    Hi All,

     

    I am trying to attach models to a library of 'dumb' symbols. This is the procedure I followed:

    Change the attributes of the symbol as follows:

    1. IMPLEMENTATION : diode

    2. IMPLEMENTATION TYPE: PSpice model

    3. PSPICETEMPLATE: D^@REFDES %1 %2 @MODEL

     However, I am  getting an error message 'Cannot find pin1 as defined in PSPICETEMPLATE'.

    Any inputs on this would help.

    Thanks 

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  • Mon, Jun 10 2013 1:35 AM

    • oldmouldy
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    Re: Error: Cannot find Pin1 defined in PSPICETEMPLATE on instance I1 Reply

    Compare your component properties and schematic part with a "known good" example from the provided libraries.

    If that doesn't help, use File>Archive Project, make a single file archive of the project, including the libraries, and attach the archive to teh forum.

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  • Mon, Jun 10 2013 2:55 PM

    • Akhil Jai
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    Re: Error: Cannot find Pin1 defined in PSPICETEMPLATE on instance I1 Reply

    Thanks for your comment.

    I compared to standard schematic properties and it seems good. Any idea when it says 'cannot find', is it refering to chips.prt?

     

    Thanks 

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  • Tue, Jun 11 2013 12:48 AM

    • oldmouldy
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    Re: Error: Cannot find Pin1 defined in PSPICETEMPLATE on instance I1 Reply
    Apologies, you are using HDL, not CIS. The basic premise applies for both: the pins on the schematic symbol have Pin Nunbers and Pin Names. Pin Numbers are used to define the physical connections, Pin Names connect the pins for simulation. For your PSpiceTemplate to work, your schematic symbol must have a Pin Name of 1 for the Anode and Pin Name of 2 for the Cathode of the model. Your schematic symbol MAY have names of A and K, or ANODE and CATHODE in which case your PSpiceTemplate would not be valid. See page 310, and on, of the pspug.pdf in the doc\pspug directory of the installation for a discussion of the PSPiceTemplate property in mapping schematic and model pins.
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