Have you used CTRL+TAB to toggle thru the available ground symbols? I am on an older version of PADS and I don't know how may variations of the ground symbol are available in newer versions. In either case you can generate more symbols in your library. I have eight standard ground symbols that are labeled GND1 thru GND8 that I use on circuits where I want to seperate the ground connections.
Hope this helps,
This should be fairly simple in ASCII:
- ASCII export
- edit the file and do a global change from 'GND1' to 'GND3' (you might have to add some addition text to only select the symbol)
- save the file
- ASCII import
ASCII way works great, thank you.
In section *OFFPAGE REFS* of ascii file I just had to change last digit in each line. In my case digits from 0 to 2 represent corresponding ground symbols from $GND_SYMS part.
@@@O0 GND $GND_SYMS 7400 10500 90 0 0 <- this last digit has to be changed in each line of the section
CTRL+TAB way requires first to move ground symbol, only then I can alternate it and then placing it back. Additionally I would have to do it several dozen of times in case of my project.