In a number of locations throughout PCB123 – especially where specifying pin or landing pad names – users can use some shortcut notations to speed up and simplify the process of adding pin names.
A Bar (line) can be placed over pin names and net names by appending two consecutive hyphens (--) to the end of the name.
Sequences of pin names, pin numbers, and net names can be generated using shorthand notation. All shorthand within a base name appears inside square brackets (), and will expand using the following rules:
[NAME1, NAME2, NAME3, …] – Disjointed list. A list of names separated by commas will expand once for each name when placing consecutive objects. Example:
INTENS_[RED,GREEN,BLUE]expands for the next three items as:
INTENS_RED INTENS_GREEN INTENS_BLUE
[#:#(:#)] – Numeric Range. Two numbers separated by a colon (:) denote an inclusive sequential range. If a third number is supplied, then it is the increment, or step, to be used when generating the sequence. Example:
ADDR[3:0]expands for the next 4 items as:
ADDR3 ADDR2 ADDR1 ADDR0
0_DEC 10_DEC 20_DEC 30_DEC 40_DEC 50_DEC 60_DEC 70_DEC 80_DEC 90_DEC 100_DEC