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 PCB Design and Layout 

Last post Wed, Nov 21 2012 1:25 AM by steve. 1 replies.
Started by Wonderman 20 Nov 2012 09:32 PM. Topic has 1 replies and 684 views
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  • Tue, Nov 20 2012 9:32 PM

    • Wonderman
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    PCB Design and Layout Reply

    Hi all,

    I am really stuck in the following problem, please help me...

    When we import a circuit drawn in the ORCAD Schematic into the ORCAD Layout with necessary Netlist, does the connection integrity (even in cases where the interconnecting lines as seen in the layout as soon as they are imported) is maintained?

    Do we need to enable anything in the checklist to ensure connection integrity as they are in the schematic?

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  • Wed, Nov 21 2012 1:25 AM

    • steve
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    Re: PCB Design and Layout Reply

    When you import into PCB Editor from Capture all components effectively are imported but unplaced. You need to use either Place - Manually or Place - Quickplace to place the components. This gives you greater control over the placement rather than just dispersing components around the edge of the PCB or having them on top of each other in the corner of the canvas.

    If you invoke the Place - Manual command then click on Hide you can then select the part in the schematic and the footprint will be available to place on your mouse in the PCB. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUqU2T92lDk&feature=plcp and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoaR8KixmBs&feature=plcp for details of setup.

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