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Re: Back annotate references from PCB


On 2019-11-22 2:29 p.m., Brian wrote:
Can someone tell me an example use-case for a single schematic symbol corresponding to multiple board entities within a single project?

Here is another example use case.

I drew up the schematic for an LED sign panel. It has 10 8x8 LED blocks in two rows of 5 blocks. Each column pair of LED blocks has the same wiring with only the component references being different. I could have used a single schematic file showing the wiring 5 column pairs of LEDs. I didn't actually do that because I either didn't know the feature existed or didn't know how to make use of that feature at the time.



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