I have OrCAD Capture CIS version 16.3. I have a very simple new schematic. I select the [dsn] in the [project window], then menu option Tools / Create Netlist. I make sure to check the box for "Create or Update PCB Editor Board (netrev)". I get a warning along the way, then OrCAD PCB Editor is loaded. The content area is blank; there's no board.
I am getting this warning with blank page in pcb designer orcad 16.3
WARNING(SPMHOD-33):Database was last saved by a higher tier tool…… Allegro Expert .There may be constraints,Rules and other design data that may be ignored in this tool.
any one clear my doubts'
When a netlist is loaded, chances are that the design will have changed and the DRC state will no longer be valid. The Internal mechanism that is used to do this forces the design to a different license level, hence the message. This is just a warning that an updated netlist has been loaded and the DRC state has been set to "invalid", Tools>Update DRC, or Display>Status, Update DRC, will get the DRC status updated to "current".
In reply to oldmouldy:
As per your guidence i had updated drc, but design not yet opened only blank page is opening.
clear my doubts,
In reply to Cad Engineer:
When you start a new board PCB Editor does not place all the components on the canvas, you'll have to plave them manually. Use the Place - Manual command, make sure the drop down says component by refdes and there will be a list of your componenst. Check the box next to each one to place in the design. You can also use the Quickplace function but you would need a board outline for this function to work.
before going to capture,create (bare board).brd fil in editor. this .brd file loation must be add in input file location at netlist creation.
then DRC is must,check for error and warring....
about .brd file creation show in 16.3 manual itself. check it.