1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 3, 2014 2:15 PM by chris.smith

    How to update root block in PCB?


      I am currently using Design Capture / ExpeditionPCB EE7.9.5.

      When I copy a project that is using Classes & Clearances, I will delete the .icdb folder in the new project and have DC recreate it without issue.


      I have started to use CES (since the understanding of CES is a prerequisite to migrating to Dx) and I need to preserve the .icdb folder content and rename the root of the project inside the .icdb folder.

      During the Project Copy process, I don’t encounter any issues with DC, but when I forward annotate the PCB, I encounter several ‘error’ or ‘warning’ messages.

      Although the process is successful in the end, I am wondering why I am receiving so many warnings and/or errors.

      Is there a way to eliminate these? (They all center on the root block being changed in the PCB.)

        • 1. Re: How to update root block in PCB?
          Unable to locate root block PCB


          Problem:Unable to locate root block PCB in schematic.

          Description:Expedition PCB - Pinnacle Version: 2009.0.333.832
          Unable to locate root block PCB in schematic.  If the root block has been changed Forward Annotation will be required to reestablish relationship between schematic and layout.
          Solution:Edit the PCB file 19XXXXa.pcb in a text editor and add the following:
          KEY RootBlock "design"

          SECTION Integration
          KEY 1400Translation "1"
          KEY ProjectFile "C:\Rick_DeHart\190635\190635b\190635b.prj"
          SECTION DesignData
          KEY Platform "Windows"
          KEY UstationVersion " "
          KEY DesignVersion "99.00.00"
          KEY DesignFileLastBlock "43"
          KEY DesignFileLastByte "0"
          KEY CellDisplay "0"
          KEY BuriedComponents "0"
          KEY RootBlock "design"
          KEY iCDBSessionID "74"
          SECTION Planes
          LIST PlaneSections

          Mentor Bug:Technote :MG244267
          Related DRMG931

          Mentor Status:6-Pending Defect