Net names and hierarchical sheets

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Net names and hierarchical sheets

#1 Post by nickagian » 26 Sep 2019, 16:59


I need to understand how the concept of the hierarchical sheets work.

Let's assume I have Sheet1 and Sheet2, both hierarchical sheets.
I want to assign the same net name in both sheets, but the intention is that they shouldn't be connected.

In fact, I have seen this is not possible. If I have a net name "Net1" on Sheet1 then I cannot use the same name on Sheet2.
An error pops up saying that "Net with such name already exists on different hierarchical level. Renaming impossible!"

Is that correct? Am I doing something wrong?

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Re: Net names and hierarchical sheets

#2 Post by Alex » 27 Sep 2019, 08:49

Different nets with the same name are not allowed in DipTrace even though these nets are bounded within different hierarchical sheets. You can add a suffix or index in net names so that net names on different sheets will be different but still similar.

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