Finally got some time so I'm back to trying to learn 16.5................
I took an old schematic from a simple board I did in 15.7. Three connectors and a bunch of small capacitors. I was able to generate and load a netlist yesterday (took most of the day due to part library conversions and path issues, but I got that sorted out). Once the netlist loaded, I was expecting to be able to see all of the parts. The only way I can see the parts is if I pick them one at a time from the place mmenu. Why don't I see them piled somewhere (like in older versions)?
Once I started placing parts, I was expecting to see them highlighted in Capture. When I select "display/Highlight" I get a dialog box asking me to pick a pattern. If I pick a pattern, then the part I still don't get any response in Capture. And yes, intertool communication is enabled.
Edit: I am trying to place parts from Capture. For example, I click on C29 expecting it to be picked in PCB Editor. Instead I get a message that says
"Can not select unplaced component C29"
My first reaction is, "that is why I am trying to select it.......... So I can place it" ............. Am I thinking backwards again?
Again, my frustration level increases..................
In reply to Mstrghettorigg:
In reply to TH Designs:
You need to invoke the Place - Manual command then click on the hide button (in the GUI) then single left mouse button (do not click and drag) the part in Capture and move you mouse to the PCB Editor window and the part is on your mouse ready to be placed. You can also draw a window around parts in Capture and they will be on the mouse in PCB Editor one by one in alphabetical order.
When you import the netlist all the parts aren't placed like "older" tools. PCB Editor lets you place parts individually from either a list or the schematic directly. Much more intelligent. If you want to work the older way then use the Quickplace as mentioned. This places ALL the components around the edge of the board....
In reply to steve:
Thanks for the input. I was able to get quickplace to work, but I'm still having issues with selecting things in Capture and having them show up in Editor. I do have ITC enabled. I hope to have some more free time today and this is one area I would like to focus on as it seems to be a neat way to select parts.
Stand by for more novice questions............
The key is ITC enabled, then recreate and import the netlist into the PCB. You have to repeat this process if ITC was not enabled first. Then you should be good to go. There is a video on some of this:-
I'll give that a whirl.