[PCB_FORUM] Re: search and replace all

He was warned, maybe we'll get lucky and get 90% of the board working on the 
first run.
> 
> From: "Bolman, Shirley H" <shirley.h.bolman@xxxxxxxxx>
> Date: 2005/06/13 Mon PM 09:26:30 EDT
> To: <icu-pcb-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [PCB_FORUM] Re: search and replace all
> 
> That sounds like the same answer I got from an engineer one time when he
> was the only one in his group using a hierarchy schematic instead of a
> flat design.
> It took 4 board turns before the designer notice that there was a
> resistor with only
> one pin hooked up. Reason: He had a port connector called p5v or some
> such going to one leg of the resistor down
> on the schematic page but forgot to put a power port with the same name
> on his top sheet.
> Since the name of the signal was the same as other power pins the
> software didn't know the
> difference so it packaged without error. But without the right stuff on
> the top sheet he didn't
> get power to that one resistor. 
> Ah! the good old days ;-)) Back to the Library Salt Mine.
> Shirley in Oregon
> 
> -----Original Message-----
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> sjcharles@xxxxxxx
> Sent: Monday, June 13, 2005 11:48 AM
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> Subject: [PCB_FORUM] Re: search and replace all
> 
> I asked "why not just make them all on-off sch connectors, like everyone
> else here?" and he said "Mine will have port connectors, they look
> better". On some page we had on-off connectors and on other pages there
> were ports. He made them all port connectors and it seems to work. So
> onward
> Sam
> > 
> > From: "Bolman, Shirley H" <shirley.h.bolman@xxxxxxxxx>
> > Date: 2005/06/11 Sat PM 04:57:17 EDT
> > To: <icu-pcb-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Subject: [PCB_FORUM] Re: search and replace all
> > 
> > It has been a while since I used capture (old Orcad) but for flat
> design
> > schematics
> > you should only be using on or off page connectors and NOT the ports.
> I
> > believe the
> > ports were designed to use on Hierarchy type schematics. 
> > 
> > The only other thing that will prevent the nets from hooking up
> > correctly is 
> > netnames on one page not SPELLED the same as nte names on the other
> > pages. Unfortunately,
> > the software doesn't know you want to hook netname to ntename.
> > 
> > Shirley 
> > an old time schematic drafter 
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: icu-pcb-forum-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > [mailto:icu-pcb-forum-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
> > sjcharles@xxxxxxx
> > Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2005 8:03 AM
> > To: icu-pcb-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [PCB_FORUM] Re: search and replace all
> > 
> > i did a test update to a test board and the ports didn't work, but i
> > replaced the ports with off page connectors and that test went well.
> For
> > each port, I bring in a off page connector, rename the net name and
> then
> > i delete the port and connect the off page connector. Seems like there
> > should be an easier way to place all, but doing single replacement is
> > working even if it is slow progress.
> > thanks 
> > Sam
> > > 
> > > From: "westfeldt" <westfeldt_nbcd@xxxxxxxxx>
> > > Date: 2005/06/09 Thu AM 10:04:31 EDT
> > > To: icu-pcb-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > Subject: [PCB_FORUM] Re: search and replace all
> > > 
> > > Then the ports should all have worked.  Things to check are port
> names
> > from
> > > the edit/browse menu.  Also if you have pasted them in, it can be
> hard
> > to
> > > land on the hot spot; same problem would occur with off page
> > connectors. 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > Patrick Westfeldt, Jr.
> > > 720-406-0887
> > > 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: icu-pcb-forum-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > [mailto:icu-pcb-forum-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
> > sjcharles@xxxxxxx
> > > Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2005 7:57 AM
> > > To: icu-pcb-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > Subject: [PCB_FORUM] Re: search and replace all
> > > 
> > > sorry i wasn't clear i asked the question while trying to dash out
> the
> > door.
> > > We're using 10.0 capture and the design is a flat design. We weren't
> > trying
> > > to use hierarchy. I thought we could do a "find and replace". 
> > > 
> > > > 
> > > > From: "westfeldt" <westfeldt_nbcd@xxxxxxxxx>
> > > > Date: 2005/06/08 Wed PM 09:17:44 EDT
> > > > To: icu-pcb-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > > Subject: [PCB_FORUM] Re: search and replace all
> > > > 
> > > > Assume you are talking about Capture.  I don't know the answer to
> > your 
> > > > question about wholesale replacement, but the ports should have
> > worked.
> > > > First thing to do is edit/browse hierarchical ports to make sure
> > your 
> > > > port names are exactly paired.  Then if your ports are in an
> actual 
> > > > hierarchy looking for higher level block, they won't connect
> direct.
> > 
> > > > Even if you have the blocks in there, they won't show connection
> in 
> > > > normal drc check, but you can see them in edit/browse flat
> netlist.
> > If 
> > > > they are in a hierarchy and you didn't want that, copy each page
> to
> > a new
> > > flat design.
> > > > 
> > > > 
> > > > Patrick Westfeldt, Jr.
> > > > 720-406-0887
> > > > 
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: icu-pcb-forum-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > > [mailto:icu-pcb-forum-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
> > > > sjcharles@xxxxxxx
> > > > Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2005 6:56 PM
> > > > To: icu-pcb-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > > Subject: [PCB_FORUM] search and replace all
> > > > 
> > > > Group: Is there a way to do a global replace Ports to off page
> > connectors?
> > > > WE have 15 page sch with ports thoughout every page and none of
> the 
> > > > nets connect.
> > > > 
> > > > thanks for any answers
> > > > SAm
> > > > 
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