Question

When I update my board layout, I receive errors. How can I resolve the errors? A screen image of my errors is provided below that repeatedly shows the error message, "Name is too long."

 

 

 

Solution

The default string length for net and component names is 31 characters. Your error message indicates the names used in your schematic netlist are longer than the default. 

There is a simple fix for this.

  1. Open your board file in the PCB Editor and select Setup > Design Parameters.
  2. Select the Design tab in the Design Parameters Editor.



  3. Change the "Long name size:" to 255 in the Size section of the form.
  4. Click the OK button to save your updated design setting.
    You should now be able to import the netlist without getting those errors.