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Replace component and resolve pin differences

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josh_l
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Replace component and resolve pin differences

Hi,

 

I often want to replace one component in a schematic with another, but unless it's something highly standardised like a resistor or capacitor, it usually doesn't work because of pin naming differences.

 

Here's an example of what happens when I attempt to replace a memory chip with a different chip that is pin-to-pin compatible but has slightly different pin names at the library level:

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Is there a way to instruct Fusion Electronics how to resolve these differences during the Replace process? I know that Fusion has this ability when resolving Net name overlaps when importing one design into another - I am looking for something akin to that for replacing components. Does this exist?

 

Thanks,

 

Josh

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jorge_garcia2
in reply to: josh_l

Hi @josh_l ,

 

I hope you're doing well.  From the documentation here is what is required for REPLACE to work:
"The old and new device must be compatible, which means that their used gates and connected pins/pads must match, either by their names or their coordinates. "

 

If you don't have a match then you basically have to delete the part and re-insert it.

 

Let me know if there's anything else I can do for you.

 

Best Regards,

 



Jorge Garcia
​Product Support Specialist for Fusion 360 and EAGLE

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josh_l
in reply to: jorge_garcia2

Thanks @jorge_garcia2 for the reply.

 

 It would be great if Fusion had a popup window with options to resolve the issue, rather than just a message that says it can’t be done. A column on the left for the original part’s pins, and a column on the right for the replacement part’s pins, like the window where you connect the pins for a Component in an electronics library. It feels a bit thin to be undone by identical parts with identical pin numbers but slightly different names. Even a “Would you like to replace the pins 1:1 by pin number” would solve it most of the time, especially when replacing connectors which I often find myself doing.

 

Cheers,

 

Josh

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jorge_garcia2
in reply to: josh_l

Hi @josh_l ,

 

I hope you're doing well.  That's a good suggestion I'll push this up the chain for future improvements of the replace command.

 

Let me know if there's anything else I can do for you.

 

Best Regards,



Jorge Garcia
​Product Support Specialist for Fusion 360 and EAGLE

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