3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 26, 2014 2:41 AM by robert_davies

    Problems with packaging multi-gate parts


      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?