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HotFix SPB17.40.028 of 17.4-2019 of Allegro® Pulse is out and is available for download. This release includes various enhancements, new features, and product changes that address design challenges. Let’s look at some of the Allegro Pulse productivity improvements in this release.
As designers working together on a Pulse-managed Allegro® System Capture design, do you ever wish that you could share a checklist or design review notes with other designers? Yes? Well, you can, now, in 17.4-2019 HotFix 028. The Pulse admin first needs to add the Attachments widget to the Create New Project dialog box. Once that’s done, you can attach any file to your design.
When you join an Allegro System Capture project, a copy of the design is downloaded to a default location on the hard disk. Now, you can specify a different disk location to work on designs (for example, D:\my_projects) using the CDS_PULSE_DESIGN_LOCATION environment variable. You can also determine whether you are prompted to select a location each time you join a project using the CDS_PULSE_BROWSE_DESIGN_LOCATION environment variable.
You no longer have to recall a long series of digits as a project name. Now, the copy of a joined project is downloaded to your hard disk with the design project name as is, which makes for easy identification.
If you have a long list of projects in Allegro System Capture or in the Web Dashboard, you can now clean the list up by removing the projects that you no longer want to see in the project list. Want a removed project back in the list? Restore it with a right-click. Forgotten which projects you removed but don’t really want to restore them back? Simple. Use the Show Removed option, in Allegro System Capture, Allegro® PCB Editor, Allegro® Package Designer Plus, or the project dashboard in a web browser to view the removed projects.
Want to share a project with a project team member but don’t want to open a design in Allegro System Capture right now? No problem. As a designer, you can now share projects with other team members using Pulse Web Dashboard.
If you are the owner of the design, you can also create or modify the design team by using Web Dashboard. View the list of users with whom the project is shared from the Shared With list and modify the list as needed.
If a project is reallocated to another designer, the administrator can share the design with the new designer using Web Dashboard.
If you used page borders that were populated by CUSTOMVAR entries in Allegro System Capture or Allegro® Design Entry HDL, administrators can now use a new data binding option to explicitly define a custom data binding value to match the CUSTOMVAR variable used in schematic documentation elements. Pulse data automatically populates page borders to match the auto-generated data binding value.
The Pulse infrastructure for Pulse admins now includes new features and functions to manage the Pulse server and clients more efficiently:
Using the Design Sources field, administrators can specify the path to the board file to be used when data is published to the PLM system. The board file specified in this path is used to generate derived content, such as board summary, Gerber files, and so on.
The Publish for Manufacturing utility now supports 3DEXPERIENCE from Dassault Systèmes as a PLM connector. You can directly search for the assembly and layout numbers that are available in 3DEXPERIENCE.
In the coming weeks, we will describe some of these features and enhancements in more detail. For details, refer to the knowledge base on the Cadence Online Support site.
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This ASCENT series is for the Allegro System Capture product suite that includes applications and features, such as Allegro Pulse, Unified Search, Part Manager, Constraints Manager, Live BOM, Team Design, and System Reliability, to name a few.
In this series of posts, we discover what Allegro System Capture is and how you can use it for creating parts, libraries, and designs, reusing established IP, all the way to creating layout files, while managing design costs, time to market, standards compliance, and providing access to non-EDA support functions.
So, whether you are a single designer wearing multiple hats or a large enterprise, Allegro System Capture has something for you. Stay tuned as we share tips and tricks to smooth your ascent!