If we move over to using $LOCATION / soft located ref des across a schematic, will my ref des's chang indisciminantly? I would appreciate any feedback that would help me move to this with confidence.
1. If I use "preserve packaging, will it retain all original ref des and only update new part ref des?
2. If all are $LOCATION and I add a new part with ? location or copy an existing symbol to same ref des but $LOCATION which one will change, the original or copied part.Originally posted in cdnusers.org by msalberg
3. If you copy a hard located part (connector) can you soft locate it and add ? value so it will package?
My concern is...IS IT SAFE TO USE $LOCATION WITH NO DANGER OF PARTS IN ALLEGRO CHANGING REF DES THAT ARE ALREADY PLACED / ROUTED?
Also, if someone selects re-package by mistake, will it change any original ref des? I have seen this in the past.
Thanks in advance,