Good day all,
I have a thru-hole board in Orcad Layout. I have completed a smt conversion of the board in Orcad PCB Editor. While updating the schematic I spread it across multiple sheets since we can only print on 11x17. I physically highlighted each trace from one schematic to the other and found no errors....Now my problem...I would like to do a netlist comparison to get a more trustworthy comparison in Exce.. I created viewable netlsts using the "Other" tab and and the orWirelist.dll. However the output is not in alphanumeric order for each file. When I line up the net names in Excel the components do not match because one file listed them as a vertical list U1, R43, R44, FL1,U2 and the other as vertical list R43, U1, R44, U2, FL1. So it seems I am left with option to copy and paste the net name in the cell to the left of each component and then do a sort... and there are a lot of nets over the two schematics. Does anyone have a suggestion on how to make this task easier?
Thank you in advance,
If you have two seperate dsn files then there is two apps (one free and one paid for) that will do design compares. Take a look at http://www.orcadmarketplace.com/Publications.aspx, Orcad Apps tab, see all and all then look for GraserWare - DesignCompare and MakeCapApp - ECOCompare