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This appears to be a bug, but it is not happening in the next version of PADS (VX.2.2) due later this year. As a workaround I would suggest closing the editor after renaming the symbol and then opening the new symbol for edit in a new instance of the symbol editor.
the Problem still exist in PADS VX.2.4 Update 2!!
We have some more serious Problem with the new Symbol Editor.
Our Supportteam from Cadlog does even not know why this problem we have, maybe you can help us:
We use Windows 10 with PADS VX.2.4 Update 2 and we use the windows subst command to generate a virtual B: (Its a folder on every pc, for example C:/SVN). All our ECAD (Librarys etc), Projects are under the control of Subversion
We design a Symbol and place it in the schematic. Now when I want to Edit the symbol it opens normally and I do the modifications. After close the symbol editor and update in the schematic all works fine and I see the Modifications. Now starts the probem: When I reopen this symbol then I see it, like saved in first version without the modifications.
For example I add a property to the symbol and save it and open the .1 file with a editor then I see the property as text. But when I open this with the symbol editor then it disappears.
We already tried to copy schematic and symbols outside of SVN and outside of the virtual drive, but it has the same behavour.
When I send all files to my support then all works normally on his pc.
Is there some cache PADS use or why he opens me always a old (first generated) symbol?
We do not support Subversion and I suspect this is the cause of the problem. But what is your process - you say you create a symbol but where and how, in the schematic - New Local Symbol, or the library, New Library Symbol?
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i know that Mentor does not support Subversion. Maybe in the future (Altium already use it).
I think I know what causes the problem:
PADS Designer uses a type of cache for the symbols:
That cache cause the problem.
Even when i take a compleatly different symbol and give it the name of the symbol that has the problems and I try to open this in the symbol editor then it shows me the symbol that the first time get loaded into the cache.
Our workaround now is to take a new Project and copy all blocks to the new Project. Now when I open the symbol it shows me the actual or like tried before the compleatly different symbol...
So this symbol cache causes the problem.
It is not fixed in PADS VX.2.4 Update 2!!!!!!
Netlist of central library flow? Local symbol or library symbol?
You need to explain the steps you are taking to reproduce this otherwise we will go round in circles.
I have saved a symbol with the same filename to different path (Save As) and the correct file is opened, no second window. I've saved the saved symbol to a different path with a different file name and that file is open and no problems.