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Trouble assigning net name change to a single node

Question asked by cbedard on Jul 22, 2013
Latest reply on Jul 23, 2013 by cbedard

Hi all, before I start please know I am mostly a layout guy so my expertise in Logic is limited.

I have a Test Point(which in Logic is jsut a 1 pin connector and in Layout is a round exposed Copper pad) that has a net name assigned to it by use of an Off Page Connector.  When I attempt to change the net name by Net Name Properties my only option is to either combine the nets or cancel the action.  I do not want to combine the nets, I just want this NODE of the net to change names.

The only way I know to make this happen is to select the Connection, delete it and then to add a new Off Page connector and assign it to the desired net name. (not to mention how CRAZY it makes me when all kinds of vias go POOOF, GONE when I sync that change into the layout!!  Alas, that is a "kind of" layout problem so I won't hold you guys to it here.  lol)


1. Is there not a facility in PADS Logic to allow changing this particular node of the net only instead of combining the nets?  If such a facility does not exist, is there some logical reason why?


2. Is there some other type of entity available for use in PADS Logic that would allow for changing the net name on this one node of the net only?


It seems pretty straight forward to me to only want to change one piece of a net to another net name but maybe I am missing something here.  I've attached a picture of what I am talking about. The other areas in the schematic associated with this net name are either assicated with an Off Page Connector or a Net Name Label.


Thanks for any info!