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What's Good About Allegro PCB Editor Net Groups? See for Yourself in 16.6!

Comments(0)Filed under: PCB Layout and routing, PCB design, Allegro PCB Editor, Constraint Manager, Allegro, PCB, layout, "PCB design", design, Constraint-driven PCB Design flow, net groups, NetGroup, Grzenia, Allegro 16.6, 16.6, constraints, Cadence

Just a brief blog today about a new feature in Allegro PCB Editor.

A new net grouping mechanism has been added in Allegro PCB Editor 16.6 called ‘NET_GROUPS’. Essentially, the Net Group replaces the bus object.

 A Net Group is a collection of net objects. Different types of net objects, such as nets, buses, differential pairs, and XNets can be added as members of a Net Group.  A net object can be a member of one Net Group only.


A Net Group can be constructed in the Constraint Manager.


If constraints are defined on a Net Group, the constraints are applicable to all members of the Net Group.  With the introduction of Net Groups, user-defined collections of net objects are now composed as a Net Group instead of a bus.

 

 

The Object Type for the Net Group is 'NGrp':

 

Please share your usage of Net Groups in Allegro PCB Editor.

 

Jerry "GenPart" Grzenia

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