2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 16, 2018 2:37 AM by robert_davies

    Placing duplicate component in schematic


      Dear All,

      I am new to xDx designer. Please let me know, How to place duplicate part with different value in schematic?

      For Example, If xDx Databook contains resistor of 1206 package and value of 10K. If I want to use the same resistor , I can just copy and paste the resistor into schematic. But if I want change value of resistor to 100K, xDx live verification fails giving error that "PART does not found". Please let me know how to resolve the same. Is it necessary to create new part having package 1206 and 100K value?

        • 1. Re: Placing duplicate component in schematic

          Shalabh - thanks for your question. I am going to move it to the community specifically for that product. This area is for general community questions and suggestions.

          • 2. Re: Placing duplicate component in schematic

            Depending on which product/flow you are using, PADS Netlist, PADS Integrated project, PADS Professional or Xpedition the answer varies to some degree. Basically it is necessary to have a unique part number per part for packaging, but you can achieve this in a couple of ways.

            From your use case the simplest answer is that you will need to identify each variation of a 1206 resistor in your Databook database, so for each value you will add a new record, most of the fields will be identical, but Value (and maybe part number) will be different. This allows you to place the symbol and annotate the necessary information to get the part you actually want to use and more importantly fit on the board.

            Assuming you have the right entries in Databook you may still copy the resistor in the way you state and change its value, Live Verification will then find an incomplete match, probably first time it will say no matches - you then select the offending symbol in the schematic and do a 'Load into Databook'. This will show matched and unmatched properties - remove the conditions you are not interested in and Databook will then search for a 1206 resistor with th correct value - once identified you annotate the correct properties to the selected component.