The 16.6 release of OrCAD Capture provides a few enhancements in the area of NetGroups.
NetGroup membership is visible in the schematic and the schematic printout: You can assign NetGroups through the Alias dialog: Read on for more details…Here is an example showing how to make a simple block diagram and using the NetGroup enhancements.
1. Open a design file. Here’s an example of what can be used: 2. Place net aliases:
3. Place hierarchical pins:
4. Select Hierarchical Block Amplifier1 and use RMB > Edit Part.
5. Edit the hierarchical block and place a triangle of lines: 6. Exit the Part mode and select Yes to update. The design should now look like this: 7. Open the TCL Command Window (Use View > Command Window).8. Select the Amplifier1 Hierarchical Blocks and execute the following command in the TCL command window: As always, I look forward to your feedback!Jerry “GenPart” Grzenia