1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 8, 2014 3:14 AM by robert_davies

    moving hierarchical composite block between sheets


      I have a hierarchical schematic with a couple of levels of hierarchy.

      I have run Package to assign reference designators throughout the hierarchy and would like to retain this information (reference designators used elsewhere for other purposes).

      I am trying to move a hierarchical composite symbol between sheets at the same level of hierarchy (using cut & paste, as drag & drop isn't possible), but I lose the reference designators.

      Is there any way to retain the reference designators?

        • 1. Re: moving hierarchical composite block between sheets

          There is one method you can use but it is a completely manual process. Open the block schematic from the 'Blocks' node and assign reference designators manually using the 'Add properties' dialog. Ensure you assign these at the 'Block level' not 'Instance level'. When you cut and paste this block the reference designators should now copy with the block (cut & paste). However, any changes you make in PCB, such as pin swaps or gate swaps for these parts will probably cause the reference designators to get overwritten at the instance level.