Re: Reading Netlist In PCBNew
Fred Erickson <erixon <at> pacbell.net>
2006-09-05 07:12:55 GMT
I finally did get my "Netlist Read" operation to work. I set the
Module Selection to "Timestamp", the Bad Tracks Deletion
to "Delete", and the Exchange Module to "Change" all at the same
time. I then clicked the "Read" button and then the "Compile"
button. When the "Compile" button was clicked the rat's nest showed
the changes that were made to the schematic. I now get all of my
nets in the rat's nest. From there I could finally start laying
traces into my PCB layout.
I don't know which of the changes made it work but once it worked I
wasn't too interested in experimenting to find out which one did the
trick. Maybe later.
Thanks for your help.
--- In kicad-users <at> yahoogroups.com, "Derek Noffke" <derek01 <at> ...>
> Hi Fred,
> I think that the compile refreshes the "ratsnest" connections.
> I have changed my schematics and the changes reflect so this does
> 1) Change schemetic.
> 2) (Re) Generate netlist in schematic.
> 3) Add components if required.
> 4) Read netlist in pcbnew.
> If I re-route with DRC OFF then sometimes connections are not
seen. Then press "compile"
> If component has duplicate pin numbers then pcbnew gets confused.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Fred Erickson
> To: kicad-users <at> yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Monday, September 04, 2006 8:33 PM
> Subject: [kicad-users] Re: Reading Netlist In PCBNew
> Hi Derek,
> Thanks for your response. I had tried the "Compile" button
> but just to make sure I tried it again. It made no difference in
> the assignments to the original assignments that were made to
> component pads. These assignments were made when I first created
> the design and nothing seems to change them.
> By the way, what is the function of the "Compile" button in
> the "Read Netlist" dialog box?
> --- In kicad-users <at> yahoogroups.com, "Derek Noffke" <derek01 <at> >
> > Hi Fred,
> > Try the compile button, 2 below the read netlist button.
> > Regards
> > Derek
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Fred Erickson
> > To: kicad-users <at> yahoogroups.com
> > Sent: Monday, September 04, 2006 6:56 AM
> > Subject: [kicad-users] Reading Netlist In PCBNew
> > I have the start of a new design in PCBNew with the rat's nest
> > showing. I made some changes to the schematic and created a
> > netlist in Eeschema. In PCBNew I performed a netlist read but
> > nets in the rat's nest did not change. I verified that the
> > had occurred properly in the netlist. The signals on the pads
> > PCBNew did not change. Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong
> > netlist read operation in PCBNew?
> > Fred
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