1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 16, 2018 2:54 AM by e14softwareuk

    Hierarchic design - What document describes how to and global vs local net names

    johnkimura

      New to CS, where in documentation/help

       

      Description of generating a hierarchical block

      Storage location of the block design

      re-use, i.e. loading from location the block

      connection of block ports on outside to circuitry, pins on components and pins on other blocks

      how many levels of blocks are supported

      are tables spreadsheets available identifying all of the net names prior to connection outside of the block, and reference to local netnames of original block connecting to the top level

       

      is it possible to define a bus inside of a block, link to outside by a bus port

      how are connection net names identified within the block sheet and outside at the next higher level,

      is it possible to see the net name within a block prior to the connection out side of the block via port

       

      Entertaining using circuit studio for a 128 channel project, based on blocks groups both in schematic and pcb

       

      Does circuit studio remember layout of a schematic block, for repetition, eliminating need to manually layout a multi instanced block

       

      Altium 18 does the above, attempting to learn to what extent circuit studio accommodates.

       

      Thanks

       

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        • Re: Hierarchic design - What document describes how to and global vs local net names
          e14softwareuk

          CS does not have reusable design blocks in the sense of a schematic block associated with a pre-designed PCB section that can be replicated any number of times. Hierarchy and repeated schematic blocks are supported (a block is simply a schematic sheet with the necessary connector elements). The big thing is that there is no automated way for you to lay out one channel on the PCB and replicate this up to 128 times, it would be a manual job. As such I would advise using AD18 for your design.

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