1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 4, 2017 1:31 AM by robert_davies

    CENTRAL LIBRARY: PROBLEM AFTER LIBRARY MIGRATION

    nicola.fiorucci

      Hi,

      we are move from PADS netlist flow to PADS Pro integrated flow.

      In our PADS Standard we had VALUE property defined as String in the Property Definition Editor and every symbol have this property added at Symbol level.

      After the migration, in the Property Defintion editor of the Central Library we can see that Value (only 'V' is capital) property is a Real type. So when we add a component fron xDxdatabook to the schematic, it show two value properties, one is VALUE as defined at symbol level and of string type and one is Value defined as Real type.

      How can we map the original VALUE property to the Central Library Value property and define it as String instead as Real?

       

      Thanks

        • 1. Re: CENTRAL LIBRARY: PROBLEM AFTER LIBRARY MIGRATION
          robert_davies

          There are a number of places where mapping takes place, and you may need to re-run the library migration to get them all to tie up. In general you can map PADS Desiger Properties to database table field names in Databook (via the configuration). But one thing to consider is that PADS Designer maps between the uppercase property names (which were the original ATTRIBUTE names in pre-iCDB versions of the tool) and mixed case when placing parts into the schematic editor. In the integrated flow therefore if you place a symbol into the schematic it should map VALUE to Value, this is controlled by the map.cfg file. First check this is set up, in the map.cfg file, you should see an entry like:

           

          "VALUE" \= "Value"

           

          Also check a typical symbol file to ensure that VALUE is the name of the property on the symbol and not Value.

          Next check the Databook database for field names and if necessry map VALUE to Value in the Databook configuration. Finally change the database table to list VALUE as a string an not Real, though it is preferable to use the real type gives more accurate search results and unit conversion.