Peter, I should have read your post with more attention.
It sometimes works, but I don't have time to find out what it is that makes it work. Usually, I make copies of the channels manually and then annotate. There is another problem with complex hierarchy, and it is that once you execute 'Complex to Simple' you can't go back to complex. Any further changes you make will have to be done manually in individual files, unless you saved a copy of the complex design somewhere else. Hope this is more to the point. Regards, Igor -----Original Message----- From: Peter W. Richards [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Saturday, 1 February 2003 11:07 AM To: Protel EDA Forum Subject: [PEDA] Complex hierarchy? I'm working on a design that will have many (like 32) copies of a single subcircuit. I'm trying to use Protel99SE's 'complex hierarchy' to implement this. I've created one sub-sheet for the subcircuit (call it "amp.sch") that will be replicated. In the toplevel sheet (say "top.sch") I've created several sheet symbols that all refer to the sub-sheet "amp.sch". When I netlist I get only one instance of amp.sch, and the various inputs/outputs to the different instances of amp.sch all get shorted together. Not what I want. According to the online help, the command 'Tools/Complex to Simple' is supposed to flatten the design, duplicating subsheets as necessary so that each subsheet is referenced once--so then you can netlist/annotate correctly. Problem is when I select 'Complex to Simple', nothing at all happens. Any ideas? Should I even be trying complex hierarchy at all? Or is it one of those things that look good on paper but don't work so well in real life? -- Peter W. Richards / [EMAIL PROTECTED] Design Manager, EE ph +1 (408) 737 8100 x113 fx +1 (408) 737 8153 350 Potrero Av Sunnyvale, CA 94085 This email message (and any attached document) contains information from Reflectivity, Inc. which may be considered confidential by Reflectivity, or which may be privileged or otherwise exempt from disclosure under law, and is for the sole use of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. Any other dissemination, distribution or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you receive this message in error, please notify me and destroy the attached message (and all attached documents) immediately. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 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://email@example.com * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *