Placing and Editing ports

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Placing and Editing ports

Postby Sal Hernandez » Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am

You will need to use the various ports to add and change nets assigned to wires. You can use off page ports to represent connections to other pages and the global port for same page connections that are not power or ground.

You may want to name the port before placing it.
1. Select the desired port. Select Insert Add Port or use the Add Port tool bar shown below.

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2. After you select the desired port, look to the top section of the Edit Panel. There enter the net name you would like to use in the Net Name(s) section. If you do not see the Edit Panel select View Toolbars Edit Panel.

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3. Finally, you can place the port. If you have already placed the port and must rename it, you should first left click on the port to select it. Now you can edit the Net Name in the top section of the Edit Panel. Left click in the schematic window to place the newly renamed port.

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Re: Placing and Editing ports

Postby guyt » Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:19 am

While sometimes works, there are two big issues.

One is that the place to type is very very finicky, and it requires an inordinate amount of clicking and double clicking and some mysterious timing to even be able to edit that line. Often there is no choice but to type the name over rather than make say a one character edit. This seems to be a global problem in the software.

The other big issue is that there seems to be only a small number of the last used nets available from the pull down list. So if I type in the net name over again (and why should I need to?) and make a one character typo, now I have a NEW net rather than selecting and existing one, which is more commonly what I want to do.

If I right click on the port after placing it, there is a selection named "rename net" but I have been afraid to use it, as what does it really do? I would like something on that right click menu which is to select the net, from the WHOLE list of nets.
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Re: Placing and Editing ports

Postby Sal Hernandez » Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:45 am

Thanks for the feedback. I can see some of the issues you reported. If you need to edit a net name from the Net Assignment field you can use the keyboard left or right arrow keys to place the cursor in the field to edit the text. I will pass along your feedback to our developer.

The right click context menu item Rename net will take a complete or subset of a net and change the nets name. This option only allows you to create new nets. It will not allow you to enter in a netname that already exists on your design.

I seem to have many items under my last used nets list. I did notice that after I used new net names I did not see them in my list. After I switched tools and returned to adding ports. I will report this issue to our developer.
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Re: Placing and Editing ports

Postby katy1163 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:06 pm

I am using Version 5.2.0.0 and I can not see the Net Assignment portion of the Edit Panel. Is it located somewhere else in this version?
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Re: Placing and Editing ports

Postby Sal Hernandez » Tue May 19, 2015 7:33 am

You can only see the Net Assignment section when you have the add port tool selected or when you have a port selected. The Port Attributes section contains the Net Assignment field and will be at the top of the Edit Panel as shown below.

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