Let's create a hierarchical block from an existing piece of circuit.
Making a Hierarchical Schematic Block in eCADSTAR
What is a Hierarchy
Hierarchical blocks are normally used for top-down designs, where the block is drawn on the top-level schematic and associated signal pins are added.
Benefits of a Hierarchical Design:
- Hierarchy reduces the workload for identical blocks of circuitry.
- Hierarchy encourages team design.
- Hierarchy enables design reuse.