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User-Compiled Circuit Model dialog box (Options tab)
Allows you to specify a variety of options associated with the user-defined model.
Type in a descriptive name for the component. The default, as shown in the box, is
User-Compiled Model. This will be the identifier used for this component when it is
edited in the Edit Component dialog box, which is used for modifying component
parameters in the Schematic window.
Component Instance Name
Optional.The name specified in this box is used as a prefix in building a unique name
(ID) for every user-defined item. It is part of the annotation displayed with the
symbol representing the parameter subnetwork when placed in a design. The default
is the name of the component.
Optional. The name of the library where the component is located. The default is My
Circuit Library. Type in a new name if desired.
Layout Artwork (Type)
Optional. You can specify an artwork representation to be associated with the
component in the Layout window. The available types are Synchronized, Fixed, AEL
Macro, and None. None is the default.
Layout Artwork (Name)
Optional. You can select the name of an artwork representation to be associated with
the component in the Layout window if you select Fixed or AEL Macro in the Layout
Artwork (Type) field.
Include in Bill of Materials
Optional. if this box is checked, the instances of the user-defined component will be
logged in the Bill of Materials. Default is not checked.
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Use External Text Editor
If this box is checked, a text editor will start. The default editor used is the
hpeesofedit editor. If you wish to access a different text editor, type in its pathname,
then select the check-box. (The vi editor is not available.)
Choose this button when you have made all desired specifications in the tabs of the
User-Compiled Circuit Model dialog box. The component information will be written
to a file called .ael and saved to the database. The program
checks for a .c file and will prompt you to generate one if such a file is
not found. The dialog box is dismissed.
Choose this button when you have entered all specifications in the Option tab. The
specified data will be saved to the appropriate files and the dialog box will remain
Choose this button to cancel any data you have specified in the User-Compiled
Circuit Model dialog box. This will cancel all changes, dismiss the User-Compiled
Circuit Model dialog box, and close the Schematic window (if it is open).
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Delete User-Compiled Model dialog box
Allows you to delete a previously saved user-defined model. From the Active Projects
field, use the drop-down list to select the appropriate project from the list of available
projects. From the Models in Project box, click the name of the model(s) that you want
to delete. Click Cancel to dismiss the dialog box only. Click Apply to delete the
selected model(s) and leave the dialog box open. Click OK to delete the selected
model(s) and dismiss the dialog box.
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Link User-Compiled Model dialog box
Allows you to link or unlink selected object files to the simulator. The Link Status box
displays error/warning messages from the previous link. To dismiss the dialog box
only, select Cancel. To add or delete options to be linked, choose the Link Options
button, which brings up the Link Options dialog box. Make specifications in the
Compile Options dialog box, then choose the Link Simulator button to link all
selected object files.
Compile Options dialog box
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Link Options dialog box
Allows you to specify the object files from a particular project to be linked or
unlinked. From the Active Projects field, select an active project from the drop-down
list. The large box on the left shows object files that exist in the selected project. The
large box on the right specifies object files to be linked. To add to the list of files to be
linked, select the appropriate file to be linked from the left box, then click the
right-arrow button. To remove files from the list to be linked, select the appropriate
file from the right box, then click the left-arrow button. If you wish to cancel changes
that you have entered and dismiss the box, choose Cancel. If you want to activate the
changes you have made in the box, choose OK.