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Re: Eeschema annotate block / specific component types proposal
Altium doesn't have "annotate selected"
It does let you lock the annotation on components at will, so you can lock
some, reset everything (which ignores locked) and then re-annotate.
If you change the annotation of one part of a multi-part component, it will
result in two components being forwarded to the PCB like Janvi proposes.
And also likewise, the ERC will warn about this if configured appropriately.
As to how it handles the complex hierarchy situations JP mentioned, I'm not
certain to be honest, because Altium's hierarchy model is a bit different
from KiCad's (in some ways simpler) and I haven't checked to see if the
same situations are possible.
On Thu, May 7, 2020 at 4:48 PM James Jackson <james.a.f.jackson.2@xxxxxxxxx>
> That's an interesting take on it. I can foresee the catastrophic addition
> of loads of other components though, if there's an error in the schematic
> somewhere and a rogue missing / one-over unit gets cascaded down sheets.
> What do other EDA tools do with annotation? Do they have this feature? Do
> they handle these conditions?
> On Thu, May 7, 2020 at 8:18 PM janvi@xxxxxxxxx <janvi@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > - What about multi-units components: for instance what about renaming 2
>> of 5 units when one unit is the unit handling the power pins?
>> > this is the best way to break a design.
>> This should add another component to the BOM and schematic DRC should
>> report unused gates for both of the reference designators
>> > Good luck with block annotation.
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