0 Replies Latest reply on Apr 16, 2018 8:29 AM by jimolson

    Importing Altium .schdoc into PADS Logic VX

    jimolson

      I get netlist errors when I import an AD17 schematic into VX-revision PADS Logic.  The actual netlist generated by PADS Logic appears to be correct, but PADS' .ERR file is full of comments like those shown below.  The PADS (and AD17) power symbols in question are the "T-Bar" and the "circle with a handle". 

       

      It's as if PADS equates the use of the T-Bar and "circle with a handle" graphical symbols with two particular net names: +18VDC and REF.  But I've always assumed that the identity of a power symbol in both CAD platforms is defined by the label text associated with it, not the graphical symbol itself.

       

      Power or Ground Symbols used with wrong Net Name

      +5VDC

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X5200  Y6700  - Power  Symbol used for net: +18VDC

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X4300  Y4500  - Power  Symbol used for net: +18VDC

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X4300  Y2400  - Power  Symbol used for net: +18VDC

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X8000  Y9000  - Power  Symbol used for net: +18VDC

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X1700  Y2400  - Power  Symbol used for net: +18VDC

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X1700  Y4500  - Power  Symbol used for net: +18VDC

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X1700  Y6600  - Power  Symbol used for net: +18VDC

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X6200  Y9000  - Power  Symbol used for net: +18VDC

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X4800  Y9000  - Power  Symbol used for net: +18VDC

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X10900 Y1650  - Power  Symbol used for net: +18VDC

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X8850  Y7000  - Power  Symbol used for net: +18VDC

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X4300  Y6700  - Power  Symbol used for net: +18VDC

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X5200  Y4600  - Power  Symbol used for net: +18VDC

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X5200  Y2500  - Power  Symbol used for net: +18VDC

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X9600  Y1450  - Power  Symbol used for net: +18VDC

       

       

      -9VDC

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X10000 Y7200  - Power  Symbol used for net: REF

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X6900  Y4800  - Power  Symbol used for net: +18VDC

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X6900  Y2650  - Power  Symbol used for net: +18VDC

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X6900  Y600   - Power  Symbol used for net: +18VDC

       

       

      A1

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X5650  Y5300  - Power  Symbol used for net: REF

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X4700  Y7600  - Power  Symbol used for net: REF

       

       

      A2

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X5650  Y3200  - Power  Symbol used for net: REF

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X4700  Y7400  - Power  Symbol used for net: REF

       

       

      A3

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X5650  Y1100  - Power  Symbol used for net: REF

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X4700  Y7200  - Power  Symbol used for net: REF

       

       

      PHASE1

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X9900  Y8600  - Power  Symbol used for net: REF

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X900   Y6000  - Power  Symbol used for net: REF

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X5550  Y8400  - Power  Symbol used for net: REF

       

       

      PHASE2

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X9900  Y8400  - Power  Symbol used for net: REF

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X900   Y3900  - Power  Symbol used for net: REF

       

       

      PHASE3

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X9900  Y8200  - Power  Symbol used for net: REF

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X900   Y1800  - Power  Symbol used for net: REF

       

       

      PHASEA

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X1400  Y7800  - Power  Symbol used for net: REF

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X14600 Y7300  - Power  Symbol used for net: REF

       

       

      PHASEB

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X1400  Y7600  - Power  Symbol used for net: REF

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X14600 Y5700  - Power  Symbol used for net: REF

       

       

      PHASEC

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X1400  Y7400  - Power  Symbol used for net: REF

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X14600 Y4100  - Power  Symbol used for net: REF

       

       

      XING1

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X900   Y6200  - Power  Symbol used for net: REF

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X4800  Y5200  - Power  Symbol used for net: REF

       

       

      XING2

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X900   Y4100  - Power  Symbol used for net: REF

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X4800  Y3100  - Power  Symbol used for net: REF

       

       

      XING3

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X900   Y2000  - Power  Symbol used for net: REF

      CURRENT_SYNTHESIZER_SCHEMATIC_4- X4800  Y1000  - Power  Symbol used for net: REF