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 Manual entry of components 

Last post Thu, Mar 14 2013 7:46 AM by tmd63. 4 replies.
Started by tmd63 14 Mar 2013 05:17 AM. Topic has 4 replies and 923 views
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    • tmd63
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    Manual entry of components Reply

    Is there any way of manually adding a component to an Allegro PCB design using PCB Design XL in the same way that you could in OrCad Layout.

    I have been able to copy a footprint but the component is unassigned  (R*) and I cannot find how to assign it a new part number and to connect nets to it. In Layout, there was a feature that allowed you to add components and manually stitch nets to them.

    The impossible we do straight away. Miracles take a little longer.
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  • Thu, Mar 14 2013 7:12 AM

    • steve
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    Re: Manual entry of components Reply

    Yes but it's not advised........ You need at least and XL license (High Speed in 16.5 / 6) and then use Logic - Part Logic. You'll need to enable a user preference to do this. Once done the part will be avaliable to place from the Place - Manually menu (as you would normally). Then use Net Logic to add nets to the newly added part.

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  • Thu, Mar 14 2013 7:24 AM

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    Re: Manual entry of components Reply

     I have an XL licence. I did add the part to my schematic, but when I imported it, more than half the components got removed, then it complained about part name lengths being too long.

    I know it is not advised, but I need to get this PCB finished ASAP and cannot hang around waiting for our own IT to fix these issues. This is using SPB 16.3 by the way.

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  • Thu, Mar 14 2013 7:31 AM

    • steve
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    Re: Manual entry of components Reply

    Depends on the front end tool (Capture or HDL) but in PCB Editor go to Setup - Design Parameters - Design tab and set the Long Name Size to 255 then import the netlist again.

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  • Thu, Mar 14 2013 7:46 AM

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    Re: Manual entry of components Reply

     Thank you Steve,

    That has fixed my issue. Althought there were still errors on the devices about pin names and un-named pins. But at least I got my new part in without removing all the other components.

    :)

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