Tech Tip: Batch Creation of Pin Pairs in CR-8000

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Creating pin pairs in the Constraint Browser is fine for one or two nets at a time, but if you want to create pin pairs for a whole design, I recommend using an easy, single-step macro.

Pin pairs of nets other than power/ground nets can be created using a macro command. Pin pairs are needed in the Constraint Browser to obtain values such as “measured route length” and “Manhattan ratio.”

From the macro command, type the following: (cnew allsignalnetpinpairs)

Brian Gilman
Brian Gilman
Applications Engineer
Brian Gilman is an applications engineer, supporting customers with CR-8000/CR-5000 training and consulting. He works directly with the customers on a daily basis helping them work through the technical challenges they face. He loves to ski and must be on the first chairlift in the morning to lay down the first tracks on fresh powder.