Viewdraw allow this and CES , Expeditionpcb all support multiple pin names. If you encounted problem, please check the PDB to see the map.
I think you may only modified pin names in the symbol, but forgot to modified the PDB.
Thanks for the reply!
But, I am not in the PDB yet! I am not concerned with that portion becasue the PDB process for pin mapping be it DxD or Design Capture is not any different.
I am strictly working in the Symbol editor right now and as I stated in my post we used to be able to so this in Design Capture. I was just trying to add a forward slash and I was not able to. I would like to know why or is there another character that will work to seperate the names on the symbol?
You may change the allowed syntax in the Central Library Property Definition editor to allow these additional characters, the symbol editor uses these settings to determine what are accepted characters in the different parts of the symbol. We are currently reviewing the settings for various properties as we discover issues with the current settings. If this syntax was supported by DC-Expedition then changing your settings should not affect downstream tools.
A correction to this post. The Pin Name is not managed from the property file, it is an internal DxDesigner 'name' attribute. The allowed character set is hard-coded in the symbol editor. It appears in this case we didn't allow the / in versions of the editor prior to EE2007.8 which was an error on our side and is now corrected. One workaround is to modify the ASCII symbol definition as appropriate if using earlier versions of the software.
You may use "|" character instead of "/". I have verified that 2007.8 Viewdraw indeed support "/" character as pin's name.
Normally, We prefer use "|" character.
Yesterday I looked up a Vertex 4 LX60 that I did there years ago that had the "/" in the Pin Names and I had forgotten how I had done it.
Normally I would have done as others and substituted another character, turned off visibility of the Pin Name and added visible text overtop that had the "/" in it. That method seemed to keep most people happy.