After working with previous versions of the software I have some problems with DxDesigner EE7.9.5.
One of these problems:
I had a lot of unused gates of some multi-gate parts. So I assigned the reference designators of these parts manually. Now when packaging I get a lot of errors like
ERROR: Block ..!...-3, Page ..., Symbol $1I3411:<!#!><objindex>576463763263424530</objindex>
Reference designator/pin number conflict.
The symbols with Reference Designator IC27 have a
packaging conflict because this symbol has pin 16
connected to net ... while:
INFO: Block ...!...-3, Page ..., Symbol $2I296:<!#!><objindex>576464037953405574</objindex>
Reference designator/pin number conflict. (cont.).
shows the same pin connected to net .... Please either
correct the error manually or remove a Reference Designator
or Pin Number (for multi-gate parts) to force one of these
symbols to be repackaged.
I understand what it means: The gate is used twice. But what to do now? As recommended in the INFO message I deleted some pin numbers but I think it did not help much. Do I have to delete all pin numbers of one of the gates or just one pin number?
I probably could manually assign the slots with the pdbslot command, but I really would prefer that the software does that automatically. What other possibilities are there to tell the packager it should keep the reference designator but choose the slots automatically?