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Just a brief blog today about a new feature in Allegro PCB Editor.
A new net grouping mechanism has been added in Allegro PCB Editor 16.6 called ‘NET_GROUPS’. Essentially, the Net Group replaces the bus object.
A Net Group is a collection of net objects. Different types of net objects, such as nets, buses, differential pairs, and XNets can be added as members of a Net Group. A net object can be a member of one Net Group only.
A Net Group can be constructed in the Constraint Manager.
If constraints are defined on a Net Group, the constraints are applicable to all members of the Net Group. With the introduction of Net Groups, user-defined collections of net objects are now composed as a Net Group instead of a bus. The Object Type for the Net Group is 'NGrp': Please share your usage of Net Groups in Allegro PCB Editor.
Jerry "GenPart" Grzenia