I have quite a few mature designs that need to share with other project at schematic level.
Can I collect them up into one reuse blocks library? If yes, what is the formal procedure to setup such reuse blocks library?
yes, all common designs you have can be set to as ReusableBlocksLOs and ReusableBlocksLPs with one limitation of recursive ReusableBlocks not supported in central libary. For procesures , see docs\htmldocs\dx_exp_reuse\index.htm.
Thanks for the feedback.
I found out I did not have these docs installed with my 7.9.3EE.
I'm wondering why after I finish generating blocks the symbol only shows up in "Symbol View" tab in CL view pane instead of in "Reuse Blocks" tab.
Reuse blocks are created snd managed in library manager the software is licensed.
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CL view only lists those verified LOs or LPs. In your central libary, just run verification to thouse unverified L
Thanks for the answer.
I'm not the librarian who is supposed to use library manager tool.
My intention is to setup a specific common project which contains all reusable blocks listed one by one.
When a new design project needs certain block in this common project, I use file->open->block->browse to this common project and select the block symbol I want.
Then I copy the symbol to new design schematic.
I don't know if this is the proper way to share reuse block.
Can I call this process as "block instantiation"?
yes, it's a common way of share reusable blocks and there are many pepole doing such way like you. Mentor calls it as informal reuse.
However, Mentor supports a formal reuse methodology via Libary manager where all verified golden blocks be managed and accessible to
all designger over the corp. Both informal and formal reuse have thier cons and pros and we adopt both methodology:
1) most of used common circuits such as power, standard interfaces be opted to optimized and verified rigrily, then turned to formal reusable blocks in the corp library
2) some of project-related circuits be in informal reuse type, they are shared within design team, and they are in a common share directory.
Thanks for the timely feedback.
You did solve my concern.
One more thing, can I manage block variants at block poject level? If yes, how to do that. Thanks.
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