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Controlling CIrcuit Move & Copy

Question asked by foxsr_val on Apr 6, 2012
Latest reply on May 10, 2012 by Andreas.Schaefer

We are trying to use this feature copying from one design to another with a very closely matched design, with mixed results.

We can get it to work fairly well until we look closer.

Some parts will not match even though they look like they should.  Same thing for nets.

What is the criteria the algorithm uses for picking the parts and nets to use.  We have 4 sets of 2 channel circuits.

We thought we had success in unplacing components that we wanted it to pick from and having all others on the board (even if we had to temporarily make a huge board)

We found that it will use parts that are already used somewhere else sometimes.  (This related to the fact that there are many decoupling caps throughout the circuit that share the same nets on both pins.)

It would be nice to be able to select components in a circuit and have them be the selection pool for the filter.


Is there some way, that I can have it relax it's rules to allow me to manually map components and nets and then lock them?  Sometimes there are no options to select.

Can I somehow have use the net names, not connectivity to resolve?


Some components will not map, such as my connectors.


Any ideas or feature improvements?