I'm using SPB16.5, making a schematic with OrCad Capture CIS.
I made a bus named DATA[0:7] and then wired it with DATA0, DATA1....... etc. Now I need another bus named HSI[0:15]. However, instead of naming the signals HSI0, HSI1..........I want to name them WAKE, SEND, FLAG, and other names not related to HSI. Is this possible? I looked in the help files, but the only format I found was the DATA0, DATA1 format. Is there a work around so I can have different names in my bus? Thanks!
You can have multiple netname aliases. Just add them (WAKE, SEND, etc) in addition to the HSIxx names that are still required to identify the bus breakout wires associated with the bus name.
In reply to Roger BFS:
I would recommend using the Netgroup function that was added in 16.5. There are two video's on the usage of a netgroup that will do what you need. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsxU-zlkjAE&feature=plcp and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8MSaKGXPOs&feature=plcp
In reply to steve:
Thanks Steve. I started using netgroups and it's working well.
One unrelated question......when I'm making connections on a schematic I see a red dot to let me know I can end a wire at a pin. Sometimes there is a dot and sometimes not. I like seeing that red dot. How can I make it appear all the time? Thanks!