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  • CDNLive! Paper –Why Doesn’t My Board Work?

    Why would a printed circuit board design go through a CAD system without a hitch, and then produce problems in fabrication or assembly - or worse, fail in the field? A paper at the recent CDNLive! Silicon Valley 2012 (Cadence user group conference) illustrated a number of ways this can happen, and showed...
    Posted to Industry Insights (Weblog) by rgoering on Tue, Apr 3 2012
  • How to get group members

    Hello I'd like to get group members which conditions are as follow. Please let me know the SKILL code sample. - The group name is "GroupA". - The number of group member is over than 2. - The members are mechanical symbols. - The name of symbol is "SymbolA". I will appreciate your...
    Posted to PCB SKILL (Forum) by MacJin on Mon, Dec 5 2011
  • OrCAD Capture Marketplace – An Interactive, Application-Driven Approach to EDA

    The OrCAD Capture Marketplace makes it appear that EDA has finally caught up with the times. Announced May 11, it's a web-based capability within the OrCAD Capture environment that provides an on-line store with free and paid plug-in tools, or "apps." It also offers a wealth of component...
    Posted to Industry Insights (Weblog) by rgoering on Wed, May 11 2011
  • axlEnterPoint() enters skill mode, how to exit

    Hi I've written a skill program that uses axlEnterPoint() to get the coordinates of either a cursor pick, a via or a pin when I use this command the "status bar" of PCB Editor says "skill" which means it enters skill mode, however after selecting a point, via or pin it does not...
    Posted to PCB SKILL (Forum) by Ejlersen on Mon, Mar 21 2011
  • skill code to delete existing films

    Does anyone have a skill code that will delete existing films? I have code to create my films from a GUI, but only on a new board file (only top and bottom to start with). I need to be able to delete existing films then add my new films, otherwise I get my new films and the old ones still exist. Thanks...
    Posted to PCB SKILL (Forum) by Pieman on Mon, Feb 8 2010
  • Move figures to new layer in AXL skill

    In Allegro PCB editor, I want to be able to move all the currently selected clines to a different layer, like you can do in the GUI by right clicking and selecting Change to Layer. Here's what I've got so far, items = axlGetSelSet() ( foreach item items layername = axlGetParam(item->layer...
    Posted to PCB SKILL (Forum) by PherricOxide on Wed, Dec 23 2009
  • back annotate from allegro(pcb) to orcad(schematic)

    Hi all, can I back annotate net from allegro(ver16.0) brd file to orcad schematic. I have a connector in layout which I can rout as "best rout" but it is very difficult and lengthy process to rout in pcb and then assign ports in schematic manually. Before allegro we use Pcad. In Pcad we can...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by pakistan on Fri, Jan 30 2009
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