1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 28, 2012 5:15 AM by yu.yanfeng

    Need replacement for old Connectivity Spreadsheet Editor (CSE)



      in earlier versions of DxDesigner there was a table based entry method called Connectivity Spreadsheet Editor (CSE)

      which allowed

      • fast entry of multiple net names
      • copy and paste from Excel


      This was a huge time saver when connecting large symbols, especially if you had the data already in lists somewhere else.

      Unfortunately this was removed and is no longer present in newer versions.


      The new  ICT based design is no real option for us, because

      • the ICT viewer is read-only ==> useless for design entry
      • the new ICT based design might be nice for wiring single large symbols (FPGAs), but lacks many features of a traditional schematic, like
        • annotations
        • readability
        • grouping / visual elements
        • no interaction with schematics in the same project / sheet


      Note: Other vendors (like Altium) realized that table based entry really increases productivity and provide extensive display/filtering/edting solutions for that.



      Is there any other option in DxDesigner for efficient data entry?

      Is there any automation solution that could add such a spreadsheet editor?