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Last post Tue, Apr 25 2006 3:57 PM by archive. 3 replies.
Started by archive 25 Apr 2006 03:57 PM. Topic has 3 replies and 732 views
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  • Tue, Apr 25 2006 3:57 PM

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    Pin Name Reply

    Is there a way to assign pin names to pins in Allegro or APD?


    Originally posted in cdnusers.org by JB71
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  • Wed, May 10 2006 7:48 PM

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    RE: Pin Name Reply

    Hi JB71,

    What's the meaning of "pin names"? pin numbers? If yes, I think it is impossible.

    Tom


    Originally posted in cdnusers.org by ding
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  • Thu, May 11 2006 1:04 AM

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    RE: Pin Name Reply

    Hi JB71,

    If you mean that you want to use other characters than figures to define a pin, then the answer is yes. This has to be done in the Symbol Editor.
    E.g. a reset-pin of an IC (D1.5) could look like this D1.RESET

    Jos van Gemert
    Philips Medical Systems Netherlands


    Originally posted in cdnusers.org by jvgemert
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  • Thu, May 11 2006 8:41 PM

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    RE: Pin Name Reply

    JB71,
     
    There are some packages (like the overly priced garage-shop Altium Designer that I am now forced to use) that allow one to assign net names to pins of a library footprint.  It's a useless and possibly dangerous feature.  I believe net names should only be associated with the pin of a footprint after it is brought into the PCB.  Though APD may be another matter.  One nice thing about ADD is the pin number and/or net name has always been only viewable if the appropriate top or bottom layer is selected.
     
    Cheers!
    Drew


    Originally posted in cdnusers.org by drew3rdof3
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