I've tried running CES Diagnotics, a few errors came up, most of them are now fixed, but one type of error persists:
Test: Pin reference to net valid
Error 3411: Pin seems to be used more than once in components. Not Fixed.
There are 283 occurences of this error in CES Diadgnostic, exactly the same number of errors that i'm getting from packaging.
Workaround as provided by mentor:
I tried the following to work around the issue and it seems to work. So try that and let me know if you still see any issue. In the meantime, I am turning in a Defect on this issue to Engineering that CES Diagnostic should be able to fix this issue when ran.
I invoked CES from DxDesigner and ran CES Diagnostic and fixed any errors that could be fixed. Then I closed CES and ran Tools > DxDesigner Diagnostic.
Then I ran packager and the very first part in question was about R150.
Using Edit > Find dialog, I found R150 in the schematic. Then enabling everything in the Filter, I area selected the whole schematic and hit delete on the keyboard. You will get a message about composite symbols, click Yes anyway. Now do Edit > Undo to get everything back. Now close all schematic and run Packager again. You will notice that at least the first few errors are taken care off and the next one seeing is for R426. Do the same with this part, locate this part and delete everything from the schematic sheet it is on and then Undo. You will have to try this a couple of times and then it should resolve the issue and hopefully Packager will run clean after doing a few more of these sheets.
Hi Dear Mathieu,
It was very useful for me! Thanks!
I did this, and it did solve my "Unable to locate CES pin" error.
However, this MUST be used with caution. As I found out, UNDO does not undo everything. It only undoes the properties that are Block values or the current Instance. I had to manually re-enter all the values for the other 28 instances .
the same error i got when i replace the symbol especially ceramic capacitor in a packaged schematic with polarized capacitor and if we choose preserve reference information after replacing when i package the schematic this error is appearing
so while replacing symbols we should be really careful and we should not apply cntl+z after replacing the symbol with equivalent symbols
as far as possible try to avoid Preserve reference designators