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Re: New part file format document.


On 12/15/2010 06:37 PM, Wayne Stambaugh wrote:
It will also require some diligence on the
user's part but I would rather not limit pin swaps to electrically
equivalent pins.

I understand not wanting to tie someones hands - but I'm not sure how that is useful?

Just to be clear, some of the auto routers use swap information - and they need to know that they are swapping the two pins from an and-gate rather than a data line an an enable. Seems like what you want to do should at least require a 'mother may I'. Wouldn't that just be editing the netlist?

To be swappable - the pins would need to be within the same gate, be of the same type, and thus the same electrically.

I must be missing something..

BTW, I remember there was a way where you could even do auto swapping that would help untangle the rats nest on the layout.

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