The 16.6 release of OrCAD Capture has a couple new productivity enhancements centered around how reference designators are assigned to components in the schematic.
Read on for more details …
Design Level Auto-Reference Designator Assignments
In 16.6, in addition to the schematic level annotation of reference designators, you can also perform a design level annotation by selecting the Design Level option:
The previous releases were limited to annotations at only the schematic level. There is also a schematic level auto reference for PSpice. Note that the part reference is the reference number plus the designator, and the 16.6 release insures that the reference and the part reference are always in sync.
Locking Reference and Designator Properties
You can now set the newly added “Preserve designator” and “Preserve User Assigned Valid References” in the Annotate window to preserve the values of designators and reference designators that you have modified:
The user modification to any reference is detected and marked by Capture.
I look forward to your feedback in using these new capabilities.
Jerry “GenPart” Grzenia