The 16.5 release of OrCAD Capture includes the ability to generate a report with X and Y locations of the placements of the parts on a schematic.
During the process of schematic validation or testing, you may need to know the co-ordinates of each part that has been placed in the schematic. You can now generate a report with X and Y locations of the placements of the parts on a schematic. This report is generated as a .CSV file which provides the following details of the parts:
- Reference designator
- Part name
- Schematic name
- Sheet number
- File system location of the part library
- X co-ordinate location
- Y co-ordinate location
Read on for more details …
To accomplish this in OrCAD Capture execute the following steps -
1. Select Project Manager> highlight .dsn> Tools> Export Placement (as shown below):
2. Microsoft Excel will automatically open showing more details about each part:
Here’s a screenshot of the Property Editor showing the matching co-ordinates of parts with the above screenshot:
I look forward to your feedback.
Jerry "GenPart" Grzenia