On 06:28 PM 20/05/2002 -0400, Abd ulRahman Lomax said: >At 12:16 PM 5/20/2002 -0700, Embedded Matt wrote: >>Two easy ones (I think): >> >>(1) >>I have a multi-page schematic with ports to connect >>nets between pages. Is there any way, besides adding >>a net label, to force Protel to give the net the port >>name in the netlist instead of something like R54_1? > >If you are using a hierarchical schematic, the net will take the name that >it has on the highest level on which the net occurs. If the net is not >named on that level, it will be given a numerical name. > >This is not a bug, it is, rather, a necessary consequence of how >hierarchical schematics can be used. One may connect WR* on one sheet >symbol to CHANNEL1WR* on another sheet symbol. Which name do you give it? > >Even if the schematic is not flat, suppose one is using Ports Only scope. >Using a port, one may connect a net with one name on one sheet to a net >with a different name on another sheet. > >In other words, Net Labels establish a local name (or a global name under >certain circumstances, Ports connect between sheets. Ports are not used to >name nets. > >If you are using Net Labels and Ports Global scope, you must place a net >label to force the assignment of a net name. With this scope, you don't >need to use ports at all.... > >But a little redundancy never hurt anyone.
Maybe my "No" answer was less than helpful :-) On a related issue. Do you know that you can use the cloning (or morphing) facility in Protel to quickly grab the text out of a Port while placing net labels? And visa-versa (taking a netlabels text into a port while placing ports). While placing an entity hover over the thing you want to clone and press the INS key. On some objects this can be a little fiddly (getting the right spot) but with a little practice it works well. Morphing can be found in both the on-line help and the printed docs - use the online help Find and enter morph (use the index for the printed stuff). This is a very useful tool in many situations (such as going around adding all your power ports to your design). Ian Wilson * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * To leave this list visit: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/leave.html * * Contact the list manager: * mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * Forum Guidelines Rules: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/forumrules.html * * Browse or Search previous postings: * http://firstname.lastname@example.org * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *