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16.5,pcb editor

  • custom menu

    We are using Cadence 16.5 & I want to create custom menu for our CAD group. First I added menu in allegro.men (...folder\share\pcb\text\cuimenus), POPUP "&CAD Menu" BEGIN MENUITEM "&Bead Probe", "BeadProbe.il" MENUITEM "set_refdes.il", "srd save"...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by patricksingr on Wed, Apr 9 2014
  • Skill Code

    Hi all, I had installed Orcad PCb Editor on my system.When I am trying to run skill code.It shows like following " Command>Skill E-command not found skill Command> " I don't know why it shows like that.and i have set my skill path as " <home>/pcbenv " .If there is...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by Vinayram on Mon, Jun 10 2013
  • Customer Support Recommended - Flex PCB Design Features in Allegro PCB Editor

    Flexible PCBs are used widely in everyday technology and electronics in addition to high-end, complex completed components. Two of the most prominent examples of flexible circuit usage are in hard disk drives and desktop printers. The following blog highlights the features of Allegro PCB Editor (Allegro...
    Posted to PCB Design (Weblog) by Naveen on Fri, May 31 2013
  • Forcing via connections

    I have a multi-layer design with multiple ground plane layers. But these have issues with ground loops. How can I set something in PCB Editor 16.5 that will only connect vias to one ground plane layer and leave all other layers unconnected, so that I can use a single ground connection point.
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by tmd63 on Fri, May 3 2013
  • Line to Shape Spacing DRC on Every Trace

    Hello, I am just starting out with OrCAD 16.5 and I had a few questions. 1. I have imported a design from Capture but in connecting the traces I have a "Line to Shape Spacing" DRC at pretty much every 45* angle junction. It says "constraint value 5mil, actual value 0mil." It's...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by Grue42 on Tue, Oct 23 2012
  • mechanical alignment hole not showing properly in 16.5 PCB Editor (look ok in 3D view)

    Hi everyone, Amateur user here. I created a couple of footprints with mechanical alignment holes that go through the PCB (I also created the padstack that defines the holes). As far as I can tell, everything looks fine for the various holes while in the footprint editing mode. When I bring the parts...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by mfris on Fri, Oct 19 2012
  • 16.5 New footprint from Package Designer to PCB Editor?

    Hello, I am a new 16.5 user. I designed some footprints in package designer as per the tutorials. I saved them in a folder as .psm and .dra parts. However when I go to create a netlist in Capture, or even to simply manually place the parts in PCB Editor neither I nor the software can find them. In PCB...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by Grue42 on Tue, Oct 16 2012
  • Customer Support Recommended – Appnote on Implementing the Force-Sense Kelvin Connection

    The use of separate force (F) and sense (S) connections (often referred to as a Kelvin connection ) is a common requirement in the PCB design. The separate force (F) and sense (S) connection at the load eliminates any errors resulting from voltage drops in the force lead. The Kelvin Sense connection...
    Posted to PCB Design (Weblog) by Naveen on Thu, Aug 23 2012
  • What's Good About Allegro PCB Editor GUI updates? See for Yourself in 16.5!

    The 16.5 Allegro PCB Editor release contains several updates to the Graphical User Interface (GUI) to increase your efficiency and productivity in using the product. Read on for more details... Status Bar updates Functional responses can be obtained by clicking fields in the status bar. For example,...
    Posted to PCB Design (Weblog) by Jerry GenPart on Tue, Aug 7 2012
  • What's Good About Customer Support AppNotes? They Will Increase Your Productivity!

    Our Silicon Package Board (SPB) Customer Support team has initiated a new blog series promoting specific Application Notes (AppNotes) that we believe will help our customers increase their productivity in using our solutions, flows, and products. Our Customer Support team will review new and existing...
    Posted to PCB Design (Weblog) by Jerry GenPart on Tue, Jul 17 2012
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