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 Multiple components with equal spacing 

Last post Mon, Aug 20 2012 1:51 AM by Mattias J. 4 replies.
Started by Mattias J 13 Aug 2012 12:24 AM. Topic has 4 replies and 1647 views
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  • Mon, Aug 13 2012 12:24 AM

    • Mattias J
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    Multiple components with equal spacing Reply

     

    Hello,

    I would like to know if there is a command for moving/distributing components so that the distance between them gets equal.

    Example: Say that I make a rough placement of four resistances. I use the align tool so that they are aligned at the same line. Now I would like to make the distance between them the same. Are there a tool and/or command line command for that? 

    I’m using Allegro PCB Design XL 16.3. 

     

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  • Mon, Aug 13 2012 1:22 AM

    • steve
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    Re: Multiple components with equal spacing Answer Reply

    Not currently. There is a skill file called align (search the forum for it) written by Silver John which will do what you need.

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  • Tue, Aug 14 2012 9:08 PM

    • redwire
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    Re: Multiple components with equal spacing Answer Reply

     Or set your grid and origin and quickly snap the components to the new grid.  There are some useful SKILL files for doing this in Cadence downloads directory

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  • Thu, Aug 16 2012 10:35 AM

    • edhickey
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    Re: Multiple components with equal spacing Answer Reply

    Component alignment will be enhanced in 16.6 to support equal spacing as well as compressing spacing to align with DFA constraints

    Ed

     

     

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  • Mon, Aug 20 2012 1:51 AM

    • Mattias J
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    Re: Multiple components with equal spacing Reply

    Thank you all for your answers. I'll be changing my grid settings for now and wait for 16.6.

     /Mattias

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