but is it true that to use the synchronizer the schematics have to have
all the right footprints plugged into the sch symbol?

Dennis Saputelli

Abd ul-Rahman Lomax wrote:
> 
> At 04:26 PM 12/20/01 -0800, Dennis Saputelli wrote:
> >i'll probably take flak for this but i don't use the synchronizer,
> >fearing that it would make more work
> >we just use the good old netlist load, myabe i don't know what i'm
> >missing
> 
> You don't know what you are missing, Dennis.
> 
> The Synchronizer is faster to use, you can make it almost one-button if you
> like (but there are still some dialogs). It uses the same macro creation
> process, apparently, as does the Netlist Load process. In addition, it
> correctly handles multiple pads with the same name in the same footprint. I
> only generate a net list when I need to visually inspect it because of some
> problem or other, which is rare.
> 
> And I am an old-time net lister. Dennis might remember some jobs I did for
> him and one which he did for me, something like fifteen years ago, complex
> multilayer boards done with tape and mylar. I used to create a net list
> from each of the layers (numbering the vias) and pull all the layer lists
> together with a Commodore computer. Another list was made from the
> schematic and the lists were compared. Errors did not survive that process.
> Sometimes on the cheap I would just mark off the net list against the
> schematic, which was almost as good.
> 
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Abdulrahman Lomax
> Easthampton, Massachusetts USA
> 

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