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Offline adrifromhh

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Eagle: Strange name for GND signal (on two sheets)
« on: September 02, 2018, 10:06:33 pm »
Hello,

can you explain to me what's happening here?

The GND Signal is present on two schematic sheets and today I noticed it displaying a strange name in the label. When I click on it with the NAME tool, it just displays "GND". Do I have to worry?

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Adrian
 

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Re: Eagle: Strange name for GND signal (on two sheets)
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2018, 10:20:05 pm »
Except perhaps for the ??-marks it seems normal to me but I haven't been using EAGLE snince they Went subscription so my memory might fail me. Those baloons are cross-references so they're telling you where the "other end" of that net can be found, Sheet 1, Row 4, Column A or whatever.
 

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Re: Eagle: Strange name for GND signal (on two sheets)
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2018, 10:36:27 pm »
You should connect pin C3 to a GND symbol like in the other sheet.
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Re: Eagle: Strange name for GND signal (on two sheets)
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2018, 06:23:47 am »
You should connect pin C3 to a GND symbol like in the other sheet.

Isn't it sufficient to have the signal named GND?

Okay i testet and found out that the strange extension to the signal name comes when the same signal is present on two sheets. When I deleted sheet 2, the label said "GND" again.
I find this way very confusing and annoying especially in this case where only on sheet 1 are the items I want to pe printed to a PDF.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2018, 06:27:12 am by adrifromhh »
 

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Re: Eagle: Strange name for GND signal (on two sheets)
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2018, 02:47:51 pm »
Well, then turn off the cross-reference feature.
Change -> Xref -> Off, click on existing label or place new ones.
 

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Re: Eagle: Strange name for GND signal (on two sheets)
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2018, 11:41:28 pm »
Okay, I didn't know that "Xref" changes more than just the appearance of the label. Thanks
 

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Re: Eagle: Strange name for GND signal (on two sheets)
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2018, 02:16:17 pm »
You can also set up your XREF labels. I usually set it to just the signal name and sheet. I don't use grids much so it's cleaner than ?? every time.
 


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