Abd ul-Rahman Lomax wrote:

>
> No, I don't think it would. A power port creates a global net with its name
> *and* it connects that net to pins and wires through the hot spot of the
> power port.
>
> A power pin on a component does not create any named net if it is visible;
> it will connect, yes, but two of these used, for example, as power sources
> for an IC would not connect power to that IC. Hidden pins create nets with
> their name, but these nets only connect the pin number of the hidden pin to
> the named net; as a hidden pin, it does not establish connectivity to any
> other pin.
>
> *However,* one could make a symbol with no pins with whatever graphic one
> wanted and use this, in conjunction with a net name, to create a local
> "power" net. The origin of the net name (this is the lower left corner of
> the text) should be at the apparent hot spot of this symbol. But I don't
> think this would be terribly useful, and it could cause confusion, since we
> expect power nets to be global; this object create a local net, i.e.,
> global only if all nets are global.

Thanks much for this clarification.  I wasn't sure my idea would work,
but you have shown why it would not be a good idea (the local/global
difference).

Jon

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