I have noticed that when placing a symbol in Editor from Capture, when the part is selected in Capture it is placed on my cursor in Editor, but zoomed in to the point I can't see where I'm going with it. At this point I try to use my mouse wheel to zoom out, or the keyboard commands I have set for zooming and neither work. I have to release the part, zoom out, then pick the part in Editor again and continue with the placement.
Still using latest 16.5, if that matters.
Hi Tom - I know exactly what you're talking about and I struggled with the same problem. I'm sure there are probably other ways of doing this but here's what works for me: First, I zoom into a section of circuitry that I'm trying to group. Next I go to the next component in the schematic that I want to place. At this point, the cursor jumps to a close in view of the component I'm trying to place as you described. Now I simply select the "Zoom-Previous" button and I immediately jump back to my previously selected zoom level and location. Give it a try and let me know if it helps.
In reply to budnoel:
Try disabling 'no zoom to object' in Allegro Preferences.
Thanks Bud. I'll give this a whirl tonight.
Another simple thing made difficult....................... I really miss the way crossprobing worked in Layout, it was so useful.
I thought I saw an option somewhere where you could pick the zoom level for placing from Capture. The fact that no other command is active during the place (ie: zoom) is silly.
It does work. Thanks.