There are lots of reasons that Hetero Type 3's won't package together. It is usually easiest if you open an SR with Customer Support, we should be able to sort it out in short order. When you open the SR please attach the 10 symbols so we can find an answer quickly.
Thanks Shannon. I created a service request. #2529181617
To do this you must have 2 symbols in DxD with coorlating Hetero Properties. (Reference Symbols attached)
The first device is a 2 Pin device with Properties:
Make sure the Pin numbers are set correctly: see files
The second device is the Multi-Pin (in my case a 16 pin), with Properties:
I hopes this can help you move forward.
How this will work with integrated flow and Central Library? (PADSVX.1.2)
The hetero is implicit within the mapping in the central library - though some hetero types are currently not supported by the architecture implemented in PADS (hetero 3 and 4). Assuming it is one of the supported types (1 and 2) then the packager will package them together and attempt to minimize the number of parts needed. If you wish to force particular symbols together then give each of them a Pkg Group property and the same value. The packager will then put all parts with the same Pkg Group into the same part - assuming the part obeys the rules.
Thanks for the fast response!
But this will not solve my problem. We are using xDX Databook and get the parts by drag-and-drop from there.
With the central library we are only getting one symbol for one part.
Because if I try to map the gates by editing the part in the central library I get a error gate-(x) is using 2/16 pins.
And I didn't find a way to define a decal pin to more than one gate:
So we could assign only 16 single resistor symbols OR one symbol with 16 pins for this part:
But in netlist mode we where using this feature very often.
Sometimes a resistor array is used a "general" pull up at one place in the schematic.
Sometimes it was used as single resistors placed somewhere in the schematic.
The part you are trying to create is a Hetero Type 4 which unfortunately isn’t currently supported in the PADS integrated flow, you will have to create two separate parts to manage the two use cases.
Note: This is supported in the Xpedition flow.
Ok, I also found the hetero type description here: https://supportnet.mentor.com/portal?do=reference.technote&id=MG583318&lang=en&prod=C115-S115-G145-P10233
Is this a "feature" like a bug or a license issue?
It is missing functionality rather than a bug, at some point it will be addressed for the PADS flow.
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There is now VX.2 out, still no support for Hetero type 4 in Standard Plus.
Any update if and when this will be released?
This is on our to-do list but at the moment we cannot say for which release, it is a much more complicated change than it would appear looking from the user's point-of-view.