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How can I join two global nets?

Question asked by alex2 on Oct 24, 2012
Latest reply on Oct 31, 2012 by torsten_nitschke

I am working on a schematic consisting of many sheets that have previously been part of another design and many new sheets.

 

The design is hierarchical and power is connected to TAPs that define global net names (NETNAME property in the netlist flow).

 

To rationalise the power supplies I would like to be able to connect two global nets to the same supply so that I can use the same supply for old and new circuits where inconsistent names have been used.

 

I don't want to use a link or 0 ohm resistor though because these nets are associated with power planes and I don't want them fragmented or forced onto separate layers if the loads overlap in the layout.

 

If I try to connect two TAPs, DxD insists on re-naming one of the nets locally and the two globals are not connected as intended.

 

Is there any way to achieve this without having to replace the TAPs on all of the sheets where this occurs? (there are >120 sheets....)

 

I recall there used to be a net connect symbol in earlier DxDs and that would do the job, but I cant find an equivalent in EE7.9.3

 

Thanks,

 

Alex.

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