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 Orcad Capture - Hierarchical block 

Last post Thu, Sep 5 2013 11:52 PM by daniel83. 5 replies.
Started by daniel83 05 Sep 2013 03:20 AM. Topic has 5 replies and 743 views
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  • Thu, Sep 5 2013 3:20 AM

    • daniel83
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    Orcad Capture - Hierarchical block Reply

    Hi, in a project I have to create a hierarchical block; this block points to another project. I am able to create the block but when I try to descend in the block, Orcad Capture open only a page (the last I don't know) of schematic.

    Is it possible open the whole project (I mean the page where are shown the schematics) or is there a way do navigate in the whole children schematic? 

    Thanks. 

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  • Thu, Sep 5 2013 4:53 AM

    • oldmouldy
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    Re: Orcad Capture - Hierarchical block Reply
    When you descend into any hierarchical block in Capture, you always get the "first" page of the shematics in the folder that the hierarchical block is linked to. As a consequence, a convention, but not a requirement, is to restrict the definition of hierarchical blocks to a single page. You can use View>Next Page / View>Previous Page to move across the pages.
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  • Thu, Sep 5 2013 5:11 AM

    • daniel83
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    Re: Orcad Capture - Hierarchical block Reply

    Thanks for your answer, ok for the navigation but I don't understand why when I open the hierarchical block I go to the last page of schematic, is there some options to set?

     Thanks again.

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  • Thu, Sep 5 2013 7:36 AM

    • oldmouldy
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    Re: Orcad Capture - Hierarchical block Reply
    Pretty hard to determine anything concrete without the actual data. The Capture navigation through the hierarchy always descends to the first page in the linked schematic folder.
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  • Thu, Sep 5 2013 8:24 AM

    • hmkr
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    Re: Orcad Capture - Hierarchical block Reply

    To choose the page to descend, set the following option-

    1) Menu Accessories->Cadence TCL Utilities->Utilities

    2) Choose Extended Preferences

    3) Select "Schematic" Group in the left pane

    4) Set the Schematic Descend Option to "Ask" 

     

    Alternatively, from the Capture TCL command window, write the following TCL command

    SetOptionString DescendSchPage ASK

     

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  • Thu, Sep 5 2013 11:52 PM

    • daniel83
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    Re: Orcad Capture - Hierarchical block Reply
    Thank you all for the answers, in effects if I try to create a new project and I create a hierarchical block from it I descend in the first page, unfortunately I have received the schematic from another designer and I don't know the schematic's story. Thanks.
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