4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 28, 2011 10:22 AM by jduquette

    Minimum required to do pin & gate swaps

    rwolfe1

      We are usign Oracd as the front end, however I do have PADS Logic & DXD installed & will be using these as front end if required by customer.

      But the question, if design is driven by a netlist from Orcad whaty are my options to be able to do pin & gate swapping in layout and could

      swaps be back-annotated to this netlist? What is the absolute min required ot even be able to do pin & gate swaps? I see I need

      to at least define a CAE Decal in PADS Logic to even be able to set up swap information in the Part Type. I do see that I can translate

      an Orcad Schematic into DXD pretty easily, if I had a library setup there with these parts would that be a way to go? What I am really asking

      with PADS what is the easiest way to take the Orcad output netlist in do pin & gate swaps in PADS layout and feed that info back to update

      Orcad schematic. I suppose doing a netlist compare after would work, but only netlist out of layout is IPC356, is there a way to back-anno the netlist

      driving the design?
      Thanks

      Bob