Home > Community > Blogs > PCB Design > what s good about capture s netgroup update 16 6 has a few new enhancements
Login with a Cadence account.
Not a member yet?
Create a permanent login account to make interactions with Cadence more convenient.

Register | Membership benefits
Get email delivery of the PCB Design blog (individual posts).


* Required Fields

Recipients email * (separate multiple addresses with commas)

Your name *

Your email *

Message *

Contact Us

* Required Fields
First Name *

Last Name *

Email *

Company / Institution *

Comments: *

What's Good About Capture’s NetGroup Update? 16.6 Has a Few New Enhancements!

Comments(0)Filed under: SPB, Capture CIS, OrCAD Capture, OrCAD, Schematic, Capture-CIS, design, hierarchical schematics, net groups, NetGroup, Capture, Grzenia, Allegro 16.6, 16.6, hierarchical net groups, Cadence, Cadence Design Systems, hierarchical block, NetGroups

The 16.6 release of OrCAD Capture provides a few enhancements in the area of NetGroups.

NetGroup membership is visible in the schematic and the schematic printout:


You can assign NetGroups through the Alias dialog:


Read on for more details…

Here is an example showing how to make a simple block diagram and using the NetGroup enhancements.

1. Open a design file. Here’s an example of what can be used:


2. Place net aliases:


3. Place hierarchical pins:



4. Select Hierarchical Block Amplifier1 and use RMB > Edit Part.

5.  Edit the hierarchical block and place a triangle of lines:

6. Exit the Part mode and select Yes to update. The design should now look like this:


7. Open the TCL Command Window (Use View > Command Window).

8. Select the Amplifier1 Hierarchical Blocks and execute the following command in the TCL command window:

As always, I look forward to your feedback!

Jerry “GenPart” Grzenia


Leave a Comment

E-mail (will not be published)
 I have read and agree to the Terms of use and Community Guidelines.
Community Guidelines
The Cadence Design Communities support Cadence users and technologists interacting to exchange ideas, news, technical information, and best practices to solve problems and get the most from Cadence technology. The community is open to everyone, and to provide the most value, we require participants to follow our Community Guidelines that facilitate a quality exchange of ideas and information. By accessing, contributing, using or downloading any materials from the site, you agree to be bound by the full Community Guidelines.