Mira wrote:
> 
> Thanks for the remark, Peter.
> 
> I used "wires" and placed "net labels". It's amazing
> that I'm allowed to place parts with one and the same
> ref. designators.

That's "feature", though annoying one.

> OK. I placed a net label on the wire that had GND
> power port connected expecting the name of the label
> to change to GND but it didn't.

Not in the Protel, sorry.
 
> I decided to check what will happen if I place a net
> label on top of two wires, which are crossing each
> other but not connected. They didn't have any other
> labels placed. ERC didn't catch it and the update PCB
> didn't complain either. It just shorted those two
> wires while on the schematic they are visibly not
> connected.
> Is this another feature? How may I prevent designers
> for shorting nets this way?

By not allowing them to place label in such a way.

> Is there any way to prevent Protel from placing
> duplicated ref. designators?

I couldn't find one and treated it as a "feature".

WBR,
Yuriy.

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