3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 22, 2012 1:50 AM by robert_davies

    Proper synchronization between DxDesigner and Expedition PCB [EE flow]




      I'd like to ask how to properly synchronize schematic and PCB layout in such situation: After the schematic is done I start to design the PCB. First I place components etc., but at some point I want to remove for example a capacitor, because I realize that I don't need it, so I remove the capacitior from the schematic, then I run the "Package" (what options should I use?) in order to assign reference designators again (now I will have lower amount of caps the design). Then I open Expedition PCB and run "Forward annotation" and I get the error: "Error: There were errors. See log file, ForwardAnnotation.txt".


      An error from the ForwardAnnotation.txt:


      ERROR:  No valid cells were found for Part Number "CAP_CER_NEW".

            Either change the Part Number in the schematic, or edit the Parts DB

            and add an existing cell name, or add a missing cell to the Cell DB.

            Then run Forward Annotate.






      What is wrong with the way I tried to synchronize schematic and layout after removing the capacitor?




      Best regards,

      Krzysztof Sielewicz