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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

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