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Ref Designators in PADS

Question asked by wolferm on Jun 9, 2011
Latest reply on Jun 9, 2011 by varora

Hello All,

Just want to know if using just one letter, say a  "J" or a "P" as the ref des for a part could or would cause any issues with PADS?

It does not appear to me there woudl be an issue, but thought I would poll the group of users with more experience with PADS than myself.

Are there nay potential for a problem doing this?

A customers previous documentation for contact fingers on a board does not really have any Ref Des at all (hand done).

By making it just P the netlist etc will have one less char. and will look like P.1, P.2 etc instead of P1.1, P1.2

This is a special case I usually would not do this and force the issue to just have a number after, in this case I can't.