I am looking to be able to save a complete design as a sub drawing and reimport it into either the same drawing or merge two or more seperate drawings to make a mixed panel. On these designs I will have components that have some of the same reference designators and nets. So far I have been unsuccessful in doing this and having reference desinators and nets export/import properly. The reference designators will be #REFDS* regardless of what options I choose when saving and importing the subdrawing.
As a note I am turning on all of the layers (Class & Subclass) before making the selection for the subdrawing and all of the designs will have the same Class & Subclasses present. I am also using the latest Allegro PCB Designer 16.6.
Thanks for the assistance a head of time.
I have a similar case where a large portion of a design is repeated in other designs.
I found the best way is to use the existing .BRD design as the Input Board File when creating the netlist for a new design in Capture. This way, the new design will automatically inherit the matching components.
The down side is that you end up with some excess shapes/traces that are no longer needed and you'll probably need to manually delete them.
Perhaps you can make a dedicated .BRD file with only the repeated design pieces?