Can I combine two designs?


#1

I have two projects.

https://upverter.com/eda/#designId=ed476abaa01fdfbd
https://upverter.com/eda/#designId=176ba6a2f9665138

I would like to combine above two projects.

Is it possible?

I was trying to use Module. But I was at a loss how to use the Module.


#2

What you probably want to do is turn each design into a module, then create a 3rd design (the top level design) and add both modules to it. You can then connect the pins of the modules together to connect their internal net lists to each other.

Regarding how to use modules, they work exactly like parts with the exception that instead of representing a part off the shelf, they contain a schematic and layout inside them. You go into part search, select modules at the top, search for your module, and add it exactly like adding a part.

Hope that helps


#3

Thank you for your reply.

What you probably want to do is turn each design into a module, then create a 3rd design (the top level design) and add both modules to it. You can then connect the pins of the modules together to connect their internal net lists to each other.

Yes. This is what I would like to do.

I will use the Module feature to combine two designs.

I appreciate it.


#4

Awesome. Let me know how it goes and if I can help at all.


#5

Thank you.

I am not successfull to create Module.

I refered the following.
https://upverter.com/learn/en/modules-upverter/

What I am not sure is about creating the symbol.
It seems that I have to add pins to the symbol.
What I am confused that while I have design with pins, I have to add other pins.

Any good document to create Symbol for the Module, that I can refer?


#6

You need to select which connection markers in your schematic you want exposed to the high level through the module symbol. These are virtual “pins” they aren’t actually pins. They are just links between your top-level schematic and your module’s internal schematic.

Does that make more sense?


#7

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#8

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I can understand the concept now. But I am at loss how to do that.

Followings is what I did using, for example, [#tool=schematic,designId=c104283efba0e5c2]

  1. Project -> Convert to Module
  2. Publish Module Revision
  • opened Symbol Revision
  1. Enter Revision Name (e.g. testModule_160220)
  2. Create Symbol in the Symbol Revision
  • opened Component Editor having nothing
  1. Pins -> Edit to add pins
    1. VCC and 2.GND for example
  1. Pins -> Handle Unassigned to assign positions of the pins
  2. Attributes -> Edit to set Part Number
  3. Save

Then, I have following Component Errors dialog

  • Extra pin GND is invalid
  • Extra pni VCC is invalid
  • Symbol has no pins!

It seems that I made mistake in reading pin information in the Component Editor. But I do not know how to do that.


#9

Understood, thanks for breaking it down for me.

Inside the module you need to add connection markers to the schematic. These are what we use to make the virtual pin linkages. So before converting to module, and before publishing, you need to add a VCC and a GND connection marker. Then when we generate the pin list for the symbol we’ll have something to go on.

If thats not clear let me know and I can make you a quick video.


#10

Thank you for your reply.

I will try this, when I come back to work on this.

If thats not clear let me know and I can make you a quick video.

Thank you for the consideration. I think I first try what you wrote.


#11

I appreciate your reply.

I could save the module by following what you wrote.

I added two tutorials concerning the Module (in Japanese)