Wiring and Net Aliases

This walk-through demonstrates how to connect and wire PSpice parts.  After you complete this topic, you will be able to:

  • Place wires to complete your schematic
  • Rename and edit schematic parts
  • Assign net names

To follow along, continue working with the design completed in PSpice Walk-through 2 or open the provided board file in the folder directory, PSpice Walk-through 3_Wiring and Net Aliases.

If Materials were not downloaded in the beginning of the walk-through, they can be accessed through the Materials tab above for this lesson.

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Step 1: Click to select R2 and drag the component to the right of C1.

Step 2: Select Place > Wire from the menu (W).

Step 3: Click to place the wire.

Note: If you make a mistake, right click and select End Mode. Select the wire and press Delete on the keyboard.

Step 4: Select Place > Auto Wire > Two Points from the menu.

Step 5: Click on one side of the component and then click the next component to connect it.

Note: Wires and components can be adjusted by clicking and dragging.

Step 6: Double click the R1 text.

Step 7: Change the value to ResistorOne. Click OK.

Step 8: Double click on the value 1k for ResistorOne.

Step 9: Change the value to 100k. Click OK.

Step 10: Select Place > Net Alias from the menu (N).

Note: Use of net aliases makes it easier to track the nets you want to observe in your probe window when doing simulations.

Step 11: Assign Input as the Alias and click OK.

Step 12: Click to place on the wire to the left of ResistorOne.

Step 13: Right click and select Edit Properties.

Step 14: Assign Output as the Alias and click OK.

Step 15: Click to place on the wire to the right of C1.

Step 16: Right click and select End Mode (ESC).

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