Connector pin netlist

Tech-Tip: Creating a Connector Pin Netlist

Checking the pinout of your connectors is an important part of creating your printed circuit board.  Checking your pin connections can save you from a costly re-spin of your circuit board.  This can be done using the Constraint Browser in Design Force.  By default, the Constraint Browser does not show this information.

To create the view needed you must use the Customize Table Configuration to add a new tab to the spreadsheet view of the Constraint Browser.  Once you have added the new tab you can set the filter to only show connectors in the tree view, expand all of the Child items, and select all of the pins to be visible in the spreadsheet view.  This can be selected, copied, and pasted into an excel spreadsheet.

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Brian Gilman is an applications engineer at Zuken USA. He started at Zuken in 2009 after spending over 20 years at Invensys.

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