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 Where are all the classes/sub classes gone for "Dimension in 16.5, 16.6" ? 

Last post Wed, May 29 2013 7:29 PM by ScottCad. 3 replies.
Started by ScottCad 25 May 2013 10:09 PM. Topic has 3 replies and 780 views
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  • Sat, May 25 2013 10:09 PM

    • ScottCad
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    Where are all the classes/sub classes gone for "Dimension in 16.5, 16.6" ? Reply

    Hi guys, for some reason I am unable to add dimensions to the package sub class and a whole buch of others too. Seems like the dimension classes/sub classes have been reduced to only a few classes in the current release. Was wondering is there a way to make the classes that can hold a dimension the same as existed in 16.2

    Main ones I need are

    Package Geometry > Assy top, Assy Bottom
    Board Geometry > Assy_Detail, Assy_notes
    Drawing Format > Title Block

    I tried a bunch of things but cant seem to make them show up.

    Thanks Scott

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  • Mon, May 27 2013 10:55 PM

    • PRASH36
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    Re: Where are all the classes/sub classes gone for "Dimension in 16.5, 16.6" ? Reply

     Hi

    You can add new subclass by Setup--->Subcalss , add the new subclass under respective Class ,Now open  Colour Dialog box (ctrl+F5)  and at the top click  Global vissibility --->ON

     

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  • Tue, May 28 2013 4:26 AM

    • steve
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    Re: Where are all the classes/sub classes gone for "Dimension in 16.5, 16.6" ? Reply

    Dimensions can be on any of the following:-

    Board Geometry - Dimension, Assembly_Notes, any user defined subclass.

    Drawing Format - Any user defined subclass

    Manufacturing - Any user defined subclass.

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  • Wed, May 29 2013 7:29 PM

    • ScottCad
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    Re: Where are all the classes/sub classes gone for "Dimension in 16.5, 16.6" ? Reply

    Hi Guys thanks for the help on this. I figured out what was going on. I was using parameter files from a prior ver of Orcad/Allegro and these files had the subclasses I typically use. When I imported the parameter file my layers or sub-classes show up.

    By default when you start 16.5 you will have a highly limited selection of classes and subclasses if you are just using a blank board "System default" but if you load up a symbol  for example that had a user defined subclass on the Package Geometry class you will still be able to use that class/subclass going forward in the new editor.

    Works good :)

    Thanks Again Scott  

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Started by ScottCad at 25 May 2013 10:09 PM. Topic has 3 replies.