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In the SPB16.2 release of Allegro PCB Editor, there are two (2) new very helpful features (among the many others) that assist PCB designers with component placement - Component Alignment and Placement Replication.
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Now the parts are aligned -
As always, I look forward to hearing how you're using these new features and any recommendations you may have.
Jerry "GenPart" Grzenia
Great suggestion Khurram. I'll relay this to our R&D team.
It is nice to see this feature, but it would be great if ALLEGRO gives us the option of alignment of components from a reference point and at a particular distance. For example if I select components(for alignment) and give it a selection point 0,0 and distance 100mils, then first component will be placed at 0,0, 2nd component will be 100mils apart from first component, 3rd component will be 100mils apart from 2nd component and so on. Also you can add the alignment direction i.e. horizontal or vertical.
if Allegro can implement Orcad viewer Spread sheet , to place or change the location of the components that will be great .
This is long awaited future and it's good to see in Allegro too.
One more feature required similar to Align Component, Align text or ref designator.
Most of the tools we have this except Allegro.