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 Capture CIS Automation 

Last post Wed, Aug 14 2013 9:11 AM by iWaldo. 0 replies.
Started by iWaldo 14 Aug 2013 09:11 AM. Topic has 0 replies and 454 views
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    • iWaldo
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    Capture CIS Automation Reply

    I'm attempting to automate a lot of action in OrCAD Capture CIS (16.5) and am looking for guidance. I want to through the use of terminal switches and Tcl scripts do the following. If I have a DSN file I'd like to run a build script (outside of Capture) that will call Capture, run the DRC, run the netlist utility, and run the BOM utility.

    A little background, I'm running Windows 7 with OrCAD Capture CIS 16.5. I control my schematic DSN files in git and would like to do the above so that whenever I checkout a DSN I can run this script quickening the file generation process and elminating error from me clicking around.

    I've been reading the OrCAD Tcl documentation (the 400+ page file in the install directory) though the library commands are a bit confusing lacking description. I've been reading through code but I'm stagnating.

    At first I was hoping to just open the windows command prompt and run Capture with arguments such as the DSN and switches to run netlist / bom / drc with some config file. I couldn't find documentation supporting any features like this though, so Tcl within Capture seems viable...

    Any tips on how I should go about implenting this?

    Thanks!

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