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What's Good About DEHDL’s Page Search? The Secret's in the 16.5 Release!

Comments(0)Filed under: Front-end PCB design, PCB design, SPB, Design Entry HDL, ConceptHDL, DEHDL, Allegro, Schematic, Design Entry, design, SPB16.5, Allegro 16.5, hierarchy, hierarchical schematics, flat schematics, Find result, Grzenia, DEHDL find, page search

Prior to the 16.5 release, the search capabilities in Allegro Design Entry HDL (DEHDL) have been quite limited. This has changed in the 16.5 release with the introduction of a new toolbar for page level search and an Advanced Search and Navigate functionality.
Read on for more details …

The Page Search option enables you to search for text on the current page. The text can be a symbol text, net name, property or part of a note:


The result is displayed in a docking window which can be docked on any side of the DEHDL window.
The Search Results window contains default columns displaying:
a. Design Name
b. Physical Page Number
c. Object Type
d. Object Name with Path Property for Components
e. Property Name
f. Property Value


The result rows display the different objects on which text has been found. When you double click one of the rows, it will navigate and zoom in to display the object. You can select the contents of the window and copy them to the clipboard to paste in a text file or Excel worksheet. This window also displays the number of results found and the time taken to search them.
Detailed steps to search the text on the current page:
1. In the Page Search toolbar, specify the text to be searched and press ‘Enter’ key.
2. The current page is searched for the text and the results are displayed in the docking window.
3. In the docking window, you can:
    a. Sort the results
    b. Filter the results
    c. Double click on a row to navigate to the object.

I look forward to your feedback!

Jerry “GenPart” Grzenia


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