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Help with new library setup

Question asked by djefferson on Feb 26, 2014
Latest reply on Sep 30, 2014 by Gary_Lameris

Hi all,

    I am a new user to Mentor and I am trying to setup my companies libraries for DxDesigner to pads flow. I have some questions I hope you can help me with.


1. Instead of having a seperate part for each 1206 resistor in my Pads library I could have one 1206 part and one 1206 decal and let DxDesigner pass the attribute info during the netlist load.

    Part number, Value, Component type, etc.

2. Then I'm thinking why not include capacitors or any other 1206 parts.


Am I missing something that won't let this work? Maybe part swaping won't work as expected? Will I get burnt on larger multi-gate devices?


Also when I create a netlist in DxDesigner and load to Pads layout I have an option to update library info. When I let the library info be updated it seems to remove all of the existing attrubutes and does not add the new ones from the netlist. Is this by design or am I missing something once again?


Let me know your thoughts.