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Accelerating product time to market, achieving significantly higher productivity and efficiently working in global engineering teams are the key challenges being faced by designers. Team Design Authoring (TDA) feature of Allegro Design Entry HDL addresses these challenges by providing integrated team design environment. The design can be partitioned at a sheet or block level, and each designer can be assigned one or more blocks or sheets. Any number of designers can work on different parts of the same design simultaneously without interfering with each other. The various design stages can then be combined before proceeding to layout in Allegro PCB Editor. This concurrent design approach makes Allegro Design Authoring extremely productive for large designs. Designers work on the board layout and schematic in parallel.
Cadence Online Support has this Rapid Adoption Kit (RAK) on Team Design in Allegro Design Entry HDL 17.2. The RAK covers:
Setting up team design environment
This is the first step of team design and involves accessing the user list, granting permission to users, defining Integrator roles, updating libraries and designs and setting up project shared area.
Enabling team design
After setting up team design environment, key task is to enable team design (ETD) for a project and is done by the integrator.
When you enable a project for team design, the following happens:
Joining team design as member
After the integrator has set up the shared area and assigned ownership rights for sub-designs, designers access the project and start work on the sub-designs they own.
Working with designs in team design environment – doing check-in and check-out
The TDO user interface offers tooltips and icons to help you perform various data management tasks that include check-in/check-out and doing modifications.
Click here for the Rapid Adoption Kit and for the detailed step-by-step procedures on the Team Design functionality, as well as various other aspects that are not covered in this blog.
Also watch the video on Enabling a DEHDL project for Team Design.
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