I've got a design (PIC microcontroller that uses transistors to turn on banks of LEDs). I have 2 instances of the LED array, so I made a hierarchical design - I have a separate schematic for the LED array, and I put 2 instances of it into my main project.
The LED arrays are just a bunch of resistor/LED pairs, labeled R1/D1, R2/D2, etc.
The problem comes when I generate a netlist - the netlist appears to include everything, but it doesn't differentiate between the R1 from the first instance of the array and the R1 of the second instance. So I get things like this in my netlist file:
*SIGNAL* _HN_1_!ON Q1.3 D1.1 D14.1 D2.1 D15.1 D3.1 D16.1 D4.1 D17.1 D5.1 D18.1 D6.1 D19.1 D7.1 D20.1 D8.1 D21.1 D9.1 D22.1 D10.1 D23.1 D11.1 D24.1 D12.1 D25.1 D13.1 *SIGNAL* _HN_2_!ON Q2.3 D1.1 D14.1 D2.1 D15.1 D3.1 D16.1 D4.1 D17.1 D5.1 D18.1 D6.1 D19.1 D7.1 D20.1 D8.1 D21.1 D9.1 D22.1 D10.1 D23.1 D11.1 D24.1 D12.1 D25.1 D13.1
Q1 feeds the first LED array, Q2 feeds the second LED array, but you see that D1 is referenced in both. If I feed that into FreePCB, I'm only going to get one LED array and it's going to be wired ALL wrong.
Is there a way to make TinyCAD do the right thing here?
Update: I tried putting the LED arrays on separate sheets, but that didn't help.
Update again: I suppose I could just copy the LED array design onto separate sheets and then number their reference designators appropriately, but that's giving up the hierarchical design altogether.