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  • Can I get the "current" date in a Custom Text string?
    I want to have the current date in the title block so that when I print a schematic page the date is updated. Now, naturally the text string won't continuously update so a trigger that's almost certain to be relatively recent, like "schematic last open date", should work. For me, it would be rare to have the schematic opened for ...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by EvanShultz on Wed, Sep 4 2013
  • Re: SKILL BOM-like script
    Hi Alex, Yes, this is definitly possible with SKILL. Fairly easy, in fact. But before you go writing any code, perhaps a BOM report that you want is already available, or can be created by you. First, check Tools > Quick Reports to see if any of those are what you want. If not, using Tools > Reports you can make a custom report (like a ...
    Posted to PCB SKILL (Forum) by EvanShultz on Wed, Sep 4 2013
  • Re: Help to add a menu item before a separator
    Hi Dave. Thank you! The last function does what it says on the tin. :)   Here's some items I noted after using the last function you posted above: 1. Typing in both the new and old command name along with each command's displayed name is a lot of work. I don't see another solution, though... 2. It doesn't work for lists, ...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by EvanShultz on Mon, Aug 19 2013
  • Help to add a menu item before a separator
    I used to use a simple SKILL program that reads in the default allegro.men file from each base release, performs my company customizations, and then reads out the modified file. It worked pretty well and just needed tweaking after each base release was pushed. With the new release, err, cadence starting with 16.6, the menus are changing fast. ...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by EvanShultz on Sat, Aug 17 2013
  • Re: Slotted padstack with Vias
    We've used a similar part in a prototype design but NOT on a production board. It worked fine, but our QA/verification team wasn't involved so please review the attached footprint and make sure your team will be able to accept it. There are DRC errors present in the footprint, but we left it up to the board engineer to resolve since this ...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by EvanShultz on Mon, Apr 22 2013
  • Re: Resize Reference Designators in PCB Design L?
    You may have already thought to try this, but you can turn on only the subclass containing the ref des, enter Edit > Change and adjust the parameters, then draw a box around all ref des elements. That way, you can change all existing ref des items at once.
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by EvanShultz on Mon, Apr 15 2013
  • Re: Does anyone else dislike the "Line Width Retention" feature?
    I don't manually enter any entire command, except when I'm experimenting with SKILL or in very rare circumstances. I use the keyboard for funckeys and other shortcuts which I've customized. My left hand stays on the keyboard and augments my right hand on the mouse. Typing in commands would be painful and ridiculous and bear a huge ...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by EvanShultz on Mon, Apr 15 2013
  • Re: Allegro Free Physical Viewer 16.6 Will Not Run
    The issue is with the VC++ redistributable. Most PCs on which I installed the Free Physical Viewer 16.6 needed the x86 VC++ update in order to work, both WinXP and Win7. Good to hear Cadence fixed this annoying problem.
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by EvanShultz on Fri, Apr 12 2013
  • Re: Does anyone else dislike the "Line Width Retention" feature?
    Thanks redwire! I'd love to hear your "better reply"! :) This feature really aggravates me in a way that Allegro never has in the 6 years I've been using it. Especially when I go to complete a partially-routed Cline seg, and the line width of the partially-routed seg isn't picked up, I get upset. Maybe I work differently ...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by EvanShultz on Fri, Apr 12 2013
  • Re: Does anyone else dislike the "Line Width Retention" feature?
    It works great if you use constraints. The moment I type in a line width, then I start wondering what use case makes line width retention useful. I used "button wheel_up FORM mini acon_line_width Constrain" to get back to the Constraint value without using the Options panel. But that doesn't help me scroll through the MRU list.
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by EvanShultz on Tue, Apr 9 2013
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