Last comment and then I'll shut up.

In P-CAD it is possible to make ports that look just like net labels.  This
has been successfully used to control global vs. local without messing up
ports and busses.  A kludge, yes, but one that can be used.

Jeff Condit

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From: "Abd ul-Rahman Lomax" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Monday, May 17, 2004 12:25 PM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] OT: Mentor PADS comparison


> At 10:33 AM 5/17/2004, Jeff Condit wrote:
> >On a related note, I find having meaningful net names helps me understand
> >and untangle the PCB when I'm not autorouting.  Therefore I would like to
> >name (nearly) all significant nets on the schematic.
>
> Absolutely. This is much more useful than automatic names anyway (though
> the automatic names that take the name from a presumed source pin can be
> somewhat useful).
>
> >   However, I need to
> >keep some local and some global.  This can be done with ports, but this
use
> >conflicts with some customers restriction of using ports for identifying
> >busses only.  It would be nice if there were a local/global/automatic
> >override control on net labels.
>
> There is such a control, unfortunately it is precisely the one which
> conflicts with customer usage. The restriction of ports to busses is a bad
> idea, I can't think of any good reason for it. You can tell at a glance
> what is a bus and what is an individual net!
>
> It would be important that the distinction in function between net labels
> be represented by some unmistakeable graphic difference. Ports satisfy
> that.... adding yet another category would add a significant layer of
> confusion to what can already be a bit of a stretch for the mind.
>
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