Have you modified the configration file for visula netlist to make viewdraw writes out PXR file ? the configration files are %SDD_HOME%\SDD_HOME\standard\rinf.cfg and rinf_vdf.cfg. In default, WritePXR is no, you should chnage it to Yes like below
WritePXR YES | Enables the creation of the Cross Refenece File <design>.PXR
That's the first thing I checked for. That command is in the config file. If you look at the documentation for EE2007, the WritePXR command is no longer listed. Mentor has told me that they removed that command thinking that it wasn't needed anymore.
You are right! I check it and it really doesn't work.
I am responding to your Communities posting with respect to the loss of the PXR file capability between the epd2005 and EE2007 Zuken netlist flows which is impacting your migration.
In doing so we would like to try to address both the short term requirement of providing you with the PXR capability in EE2007 as a software update to enable migration but also take the opportunity of gathering any longer term requirements in the areas of passing generic connectivity and constraint information to Zuken and other non-Mentor PCB flows.
We will not bother you with the historical steps that resulted in the lack of PXR capability from the 2007 DxDesigner Zuken netlist flow other than to assure you that it was not done without any disregard to customers. We do have customers using the Rinf/Visula I/F without the PXR files however the issue is now logged as a defect and we will endeavor to push this through as a software update and we will let you and other impacted customers know when it is available on SupportNet.
Longer term we are investigating whether to promote the use of a generic format such as DxDesigner’s QCV and from there provide customers with a toolkit for them to be able to extract and pass over to non-Mentor PCB flows the information that is needed. A similar approach could also be used with a generic constraint format.
With this we also encourage other community users to provide input into the idea of supporting such a generic but customizable interface.
Thanks for your response. I think we may be the only Mentor customer using Zuken CR-5000 (or at least that's what we've been told by Mentor) and since Mentor didn't know that the Zuken netlist creation process requires the PXR file, I can understand why Mentor thought that the file wasn't required anymore.
I will look on SupportNet to see when this fix is available.