I have been using PCB Netlist Flow with PADS for years. I have a large number of fractured symbols in my library. Does anyone know what symbol property I should use in the Integrated Flow to replace HETERO?
None as the hetero aspects are managed by the under lying library architecture, the packager should take care of grouping things together based on how the parts are defined. Having said that it always helps to assist the packager by appropriate use of the PKG_GROUP or REFDES properties.
Thanks Robert, so replace Hetero in fractured symbol with something like Pkg Group = MfrPN?
No, just assign a PKG_GROUP when you've placed the parts in the schematic if you want to ensure they're packaged together. This is only necessary if you have enough fractures to go into more than one part, otherwise they'll automatically get assigned the same package.
Thanks again Robert, so if for example I have two of the same micro in one schematic I would assign PKG_GROUP = uP1 to the first set of symbols, and PKG_GROUP = uP2 to the second set!
Makes sense Thanks,
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