I create a block in DxDesigner and connect a net to it. When I go to push on the block to do the schematic, I get an error like this "_7N13458" creation failed. No symbol defined for port type "IN" The _7N13458 is the net name. Thanks
Nets that traverse the hierarcy are connected by 'Port' symbols and when you push into a block DxDesigner will try and create the connections automatically. To do this the symbol needs to be defined in Setup - Settings - Special Components. Define symbols for Port In, Port Out and Port Bi as a minimum, there are symbols provided in the installation and if using a Central Library they will be available in the 'Builtin' partition (con_hier_i, con_hier_o etc). Once you've done this you will get the ports added automatically when you first push into a block, but in your case when you've already pushed into the block without setting up the port symbols you can add them using the Add Missing Ports command. It is advisable to name nets that connect to the hierarchy so that you can easily identify them rather than use system generated names.
For further details on setting up the special components and adding them to a template look in the documentation and this thread http://communities.mentor.com/thread/3679.
i've got the same issue with failing port creation upon sheet entry.
i have used the heirarchical port symbols from builtin.
add missing ports provides the dialogue box with no entries at all from which to select.
i just nuked some and re-placed them, but no change.
anything else i should check?
Have you set these up in Setup - Settings - Special Components? If so does your library search scheme (if EE) include the builtin symbol library partition? If PADS or IND is this library included in the Libraries section?
Can you provide screen shots of all of these sections of the settings dialog?
thanks for getting right back to me robert.
there was nothing in setup->settings->special_components, so i assigned in/out/bi and
the error messages no longer appeared.
the ee tool has been in use here for a couple of years, i just inherited it, so i cannot say
how it worked (it did) or why it was not set up as per your suggestion.
thanks for getting right back to me.
(i have also replied via the website.)
nothing in setup->settings->special_components so i set up in/out/bi and
the error is gone.
ee 7.9.5 has been in use here for a couple of years (relatively new to me)
so it has been made
to work for multiple designs.
(most work on windows, some linux.)
i should think such info to generally be sticky.
anyway, on the the next one...
You can make these settings 'sticky' as you put it by creating and using a template project with the correct settings and storing it in your templates folder in your WDIR path. If your company has been using DxDesigner for some time then they've probably already done this. If not then look through the documentation on how to do this.
thanks again, robert.
i'll set about sorting our template issue straightaway.
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