Optimal naming of design objects

Discussion created by Grzegorz_Poczatek on Aug 17, 2012
Latest reply on Jul 22, 2013 by michael.weinberg

Mentor Graphics’ Expedition Enterprise flow supports various ways of naming connectivity and PCB data such as net names and net class or constraints class names (and much more). In recent discussions with customers, we’ve found that reused naming mechanism is what enterprise customers do most often to optimize their design processes.


One example of creating net classes in CES is to give net class a meaningful name derived from net names this class is planned to represent. Net class PWR would be set for all of the power nets (such as PWR_5V, PWR_12V etc.) to represent their common constraints such trace widths. The same in example shown below where both types of classes, diff pairs and net names match.


classes net names example.jpg


Mentor wants to understand customer strategies for naming convention to optimally support constraints use cases in EE flow. We would like to hear from users about it though.


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Many thanks!