Capture Walk-through 7: Annotating

This walk-through demonstrates how you can annotate your design. After you complete the topic, you will be able to: 

  • Edit reference designator text 
  • Automatically update schematic annotation 

To follow along with this tutorial, continue with your design from Capture Walk-through 6 or use the included design file, CAPTURE TUTORIAL 7_ANNOTATING.DSN under the ‘materials’ tab.

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  1. Double click on the D? text of the LED component.  
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  1. Change the value to MAIN_PWR and click OK
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  1. Double click on the IC? text associated with component LT1965EMS8E-1.5PBF. 
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  1. Change the value to U1 and click OK
  1. In the project hierarchy, select the design file.  
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  1. Select Tools > Annotate from the menu.  

Note: There are multiple options to annotate a selection or your entire design: 

  • Select Incremental reference update to annotate only components with question marks in the name. 
  • Select the Unconditional reference update to re-annotates all components. Use this option if it is specific names are not required for components.  
  • Select Reset part references to “?” to reset all reference designators to question marks. 
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  1. Select Update Entire Design and Incremental reference update.  
  1. Click OK.  
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