4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 20, 2018 5:40 AM by johnduquette

    How to change default text sizes in PADS Logic VX2.1

    jnicks

      Is there a way to change the default text sizes on a schematic in PADS Logic? For example, I would like all my net names to be size 6. I can go to Tools > Options > Text and change them all to size 6, however, once I add a new net name on the page, it is created at size 7, and changes the size in Options back to 7. How can I make PADS default to 6?

        • 1. Re: How to change default text sizes in PADS Logic VX2.1
          kbak

          Hi

          I am not sure it can be defined directly in PADS Logic, but you can do it in the .txt.

           

          For new schematics:

          1) Open the 'default.txt' file in a text editor.

          2) It is normally located in C:\MentorGraphics\PADSVX.2.2\SDD_HOME\Settings\

          3) Find the 'NETNAMESIZE  100    10       Height and LineWidth used by net names' line.

          4) Modify to 'NETNAMESIZE  90    10       Height and LineWidth used by net names'.

          5) Save the default.txt file.

           

          For existing schematics:

          1) Use 'File > Export' to export the schematic to a .txt file.

          2) Open the .txt file in a text editor.

          3) Do the same modification as above.

          4) Save as .txt file.

          5) Open a new empty schematic and remove everything (sheet border and similar).

          7) Import the .txt file you saved earlier.

           

          Hope this helps.

           

          regards Klaus

          • 2. Re: How to change default text sizes in PADS Logic VX2.1
            jnicks

            Thanks for the response, however, doing this did not change anything, it still has the same behavior. New net labels are created at size 7 after modifying both text files. I made sure to completely close down PADS as well.

            • 3. Re: How to change default text sizes in PADS Logic VX2.1
              kbak

              That's weird.

              Used Preview.sch as a test. This defaults to 'NETNAMESIZE  100    10      Height and LineWidth used by net names'

              1) Export to Preview.txt

              2) Modify the NETNAMSIZE line to:

              3) NETNAMESIZE  200    10      Height and LineWidth used by net names

              4) Save Preview.txt file.

              5) Open Logic.

              6) Delete any content (title block)

              7) Import Preview.txt.

              8) When adding a netname it now defaults to 200mils.

               

              regards Klaus

              • 4. Re: How to change default text sizes in PADS Logic VX2.1
                johnduquette

                Restarting Logic after changing 'Tools > Options > Text' might be the trick here.