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Deleting a track causes the net to be renamed.

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peters5K5JB
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Deleting a track causes the net to be renamed.

Hi All,

 

I am manually moving tracks on a PCB. If I delete a track to replace it (instead of moving it) the net name gets changed, then it wont allow me to reconnect it. How do I stop the net from being renamed?

 

Regards

PeterS

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everettac
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I believe you need to use the ripup command, which converts the wire into an airwire instead of breaking the connection. It is one of the commands available in the design menu at the top of the editor.

Message 3 of 7

Hi @peters5K5JB 

 

in Electronics every single item has its automatically given name. A net in the schematic, for example, automatically will be named N$1, N$2... 

If you decide to delete a net segment, the remaining parts will split into two different nets. Usually the bigger part will keep its name, the smaller will get a new name.  

This is also valid in the board. If you delete an airwire of a signal it falls apart. If you want to connect those two parts again you could NAME them. In case you have routed signals and you want to change it into an airwire, you want to use the RIPUP command. 

By the way: This is the only way to do this in case you have a board and a consistent schematic. 

Hope this information helps.

 

Regards,

Richard Hammerl

Autodesk
Message 4 of 7

Thank you for your reply Richard.

 

Lets say I have a complex PCB and have spent many hours routing Signals & Power.

Now I need to move the voltage regulator, and its cap, to the other end of the PCB.

Are you saying that I have to RipUp all the power supply tracks to do so?

 

Thanking you

PeterS

Message 5 of 7

Hi @peters5K5JB ,

 

usually you don't have to ripup the whole signal. Sometimes it could make sense to ripup a part of the signal, just to get more overview when you are moving the part. 

When you moved the part to its new place you start routing again. Sometimes it's better to ripup the signals that are connected with the pads and start the ROUTE command, and in some cases it might be easier to simply use the REROUTE command for this part (it's in the menu REWORK / Ripup and reroute Device or Signal). 

 

Best regards,

Richard Hammerl

Autodesk
Message 6 of 7

Thank you for your reply Richard.

 

I am new to Eagle (if you haven't worked that out). I am finding that the natural behaviour of the software, in these matters, is to make a mess of things. I not finding the UI intuitive enough to allow me to take control. Also, I am finding the tutorials too simplistic...

 

Are there lower level, more detailed tutorials? Particularly, for someone who hasn't had a long history with Eagle?

 

Thanking you

PeterS

 

 

 

Message 7 of 7

Hi @peters5K5JB 

 

there are some training videos / tutorials / webinar recordings on the Fusion 360 youtube channel. 

Please check for the Electronics playlist of the Autodesk Fusion 360 channel. 

We are working on more content to come soon. 


If you would like get more information on using commands or workflow in Electronics you could also take a look at the Autodesk EAGLE channel. Over the years we collected a lot of content there. Most of the tutorials dealing with certain commands are similar to Electronics and help in understanding the basics.


Besides this we have the help function for Electronics:  Please start on this ECAD tutorials page.

 

Best regards,

 

 

 

Richard Hammerl

Autodesk

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