I think it have no other sideback issue except that designer may don't know what is the flat net name until to layout. It's better that Viewdraw add Alias special symbol to alias net names.
thank you for your response and the suggestion of aliasing nets.
I checked this interesting method of shorting nets in the EE documentation. In my test project it correctly shorts the signals on the left side of the plug to the signals on the right side by using net aliases below the plug to short the signals. Also in Expedition the aliases are shown which is a nice feature to identify the net.
But when I change the signal names and their order in the bus, only the "normally" ripped nets get disconnected due to the changes. The nets using aliases remains connected and gets linked to false bus rippers!! This is why I suggested the other method to short the nets. As you can see below the rippers are deleted correctly here...
Hmm, so my question should be: is there a way to combine the advantages of both methods (nice signal aliases in Expedition and correct disconnection of rippers in DxD) ??
"|" character isn't the alias symbol. A alias special symbol is a graphics symbol with two port you can connect two different signal to each port and make alias，also you can set which signal name is winning value. Of course , there is no such special symbol in current Dxdesigner. I hope Mentor consider this requirement.
sorry for my misunderstanding of your first advice. As I haven't heard about alias symbols in any of my EE trainings and never read about them, I did a search in my Mentor DxD Documentation and are only able to find a topic called "net aliasing". Therefore I thougth this was the thing you are talking about.
Just before writing this message I did a new search for "alias symbol" on my DxD documentation as well as on support.net. But I can't find anything helpful that describes the alias symbol and the process of creating it. Can you please point me in the right direction and tell me were I can find information about the topic.
you are right that Dxdesigner doesn't have the Alias graphics symbol which behaviors like what I described. Alias graphic symbol will be helpful to make design entry more easy, especially in a complex design where multiple designers work concurrently. I have
Posted the idea and other features Dxdesigner lacks of but it be important. However it seems Mentor doesn't have interests in those idea , Mentor like to reband old stuffs instead of doing some real works.
A name used to specify signal connections between unconnected wires or buses. For example, if you have wires in two remote locations in a schematic folder, you can assign each wire an alias such as "ABC" to connect the signals without physically drawing a wire between them.
how to do net alias in PADS mentor graphics???