At 03:28 PM 3/15/01 +1100, you wrote:
>On 06:02 PM 14/03/2001 -0800, Abd ul-Rahman Lomax said:
>
>>At 10:04 AM 3/15/01 +1100, Ian Wilson wrote:
>>
>>>Personally, I would mark *all* parts of my multi-part components as must 
>>>place.  This ensures spare gates etc are visible and any floating inputs 
>>>are detected.

First need: make spare gates visible
Second need: detect all floating inputs

>>Note that my suggested tool, "Place unused parts of multi-part 
>>components," would satisfy both needs. The tool might put such parts on 
>>the cursor, in succession, until all unused parts had been placed.
>
>I am missing something - I think.

I think so too.... :-)


>Satisfy both of which needs?

See above.

>Are you saying that a process that a user may or may not run (Place unused 
>parts of multi-part components) would make unnecessary the capacity for 
>ERC to actually check if the parts were placed (my original suggestion).

No. ERC would still generate a warning, I would suggest, that unplaced part 
sections exist. The tool I suggested would make it easy to place them all 
with little thought, and if one forgot, the DRC would remind.

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