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Is it possible to add sheets or hierarchical blocks by automation?

Question asked by bjorn.nilsson on Oct 5, 2016
Latest reply on Oct 6, 2016 by Patrick.Cashman


We have an Excel tool for making our motherboards where we specify the connector pinouts and the nets connecting the different pins. This generates a netlist that we import into Expedition PCB.


In order for us to be able to apply more complex constraints to the nets I'm thinking about writing a script that reads the netlist and automatically draws the nets in a DxDesigner schematic. The schematic itself would not have any greater value to us as such, but it would allow us to use CES for constraint entry.


Now to my question, since we are talking about a lot of connector pins (e.g. the design I'm working on right now has some 1500 pins) the scheamtic would need to occupy more than one schematic sheet. Therefore I'm wondering if it is possble to let the script create new hierarchic blocks at the top level schematic, or if that's not possible at least add new sheets to the current schematic? I've searched in the DxDesigner Automation Reference but I couldn't find anything.