If the pins are contiguous then the quickest way is to create a net stub and then use the array command to copy the stub the requisite number of times.
is there not an automatic way of doing this?
No, unfortunately not.
what is the purpose of the net command which I believe can be specified by a command or possibly a script.
see page 420 of xDx Designer and xSD Designer Reference Manual, Design Entry TCL Commands
Can one create a script which contains the net command to identify and connect multiple VCC/GND pins?
That command is just a shortcut to put you in wiring mode just as typing n does. If you're interested in scripting then take a look at the scripting community for useful utilities and advice.
The idea of creating a array of net stubs is good, however, the array of multiple nets refuses to connect to the symbol
almost worked ....
Check the grid settings between the symbol and what is set in the schematic - check the symbol is on grid - select it and use the snap to grid command.
I can create multiple nets for connection using the array function but these
do not connect to the symbol.
Grid is ON by default, everything is correctly aligned but the nets do not
to the symbol which is very frustrating and is really holding me back.
I'd like to show you my design or perhaps get you to login and look at my
screen to see if I am missing something which is preventing the multiple
nets connecting to the component symbol.
You need to contact your local support organization to take this further, this is not something the forum is designed for.
do you agree with me now that it's also possible to write an ActiveX script
to perform the same function.
this would be very handy for a 2000-pin FPGA where almost 40% of the pins
Your suggestion of using an array to create multiple copies of a stub net
was very helpful.
I've tried moving the array of nets towards the symbol, the symbol towards
the nets, but
the asterisk (which indicates snap/connectivity never appears). It's only
the last step which
is failing. I've also run the graphical rules checker and everything is ok.
We are almost there ...
There something different between a array of stub nets and a normal single
does snap to the symbol pin.
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it's working now, updating the symbol outline re-aligned the outer box and
the array of nets
now connects to the symbol