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The SPB16.3 release of Allegro Design Entry CIS (known as Capture) has some cool new features! You can now change the look and feel of a wire or a net on a schematic page by changing the color, line style or line width. Also, Capture now allows you to alter the look and feel of the hierarchal block to change the color of a specific block in your design.
Read on for examples and details....
Changing the wire or bus look and feel1. Click on a wire or bus on the page.2. Right-click the wire or bus to display the pop-up menu.3. Click the Edit Wire Properties option. The Edit Properties dialog box displays. The dialog box contains three drop-down lists to edit the line style, line width and color of the wire.
4. Make the required selections in the drop-down lists and click OK.
Changing the Net look and feel
1. Click on a net on the page.2. Right-click the net to display the pop-up menu.3. Click the Edit Net Properties option. The Edit Properties dialog box displays. The dialog box contains three drop-down lists to edit the line style, line width and color of the wire.4. Make the required selections in the drop-down lists and click OK.
Editing and placing objects on Hierarchy Block
1. Click the hierarchical block.2. Right-click on the block and choose Edit Part from the pop-up menu. The block opens in the Capture Part Editor. From the Place menu, select any object to place on the block. 3. Save the changes and close the Part Editor to return to the schematic.
Changing the look and feel of Hierarchal block
1. Click the hierarchical block.2. Right-click on the block and choose Edit Part from the pop-up menu. The block opens in the Capture Part Editor.3. From the Place menu choose rectangle.4. Click the crosshair cursor at one corner of the block and drag the cursor to the diagonally opposite corner to cover the entire block.5. Click to select on the rectangle you created over the block in Step 4.6. Right-click on the rectangle (any of the edges of the block) and choose Edit Properties from the pop-up menu. 7. From the Edit Properties menu, choose the properties form the drop-down lists to apply to the block.8. Save the changes and close the Part Editor to return to the schematic.
Please share your experience with this new capability.
Jerry "GenPart" Grzenia