I've been Allegro Performance (L) for the longest time and recently switched to OrCAD Pro. The Display Parasitics feature is missing. Is this correct? I thought OrCAD Pro and Allegro L were supposed to have the same feature set.
Or has this gotten hidden into some other place?Thanks
This is an Allegro PCB Designer licensed feature only I'm afraid. If you only have a Pro license then you should be able to get what you need using a custom report. I've attached a couple of examplesorcad_parasitics.zip
Hugely disappointed with EMA-EDA. When asked what the equivalent to Allegro Perf L was they responded that OrCAD pro was the equivalent so we bought and did not fully investigate. Now they are sheepishly running away as if they don't remember the meeting we had. Bad rep for EMA on this one.
There is another solution if you don't like the report option. Invoke Analyze - Workflow Manager and in the Pane run an Impedance Workflow on the nets you are worried about. Once the analysis is complete enable the Impedance Vision, now if you hover over the cline segs you'll see tooltips that should give you the same information as the Parasitic command. You'll need to be up to date with 17.2 (at least S048) to see this command.
Wow! Interesting that the community knows this and EMA does not. They replied with "this feature not available in your license". However, kudos to you. It is a bit more irritating to use than the previous "Performance L" feature where when we wanted to look at localized capacitance of pads etc it was a quick click.
At least now we don't need to downrev the boards to 16 like we were doing to do this analysis. I suspect Cadence is going to remove the downrev (hidden) feature soon and then we'll need to get comfortable with this new tool/feature.
I have used downrev on a number of occations since 15 point something. It does downrev one version and I think that's it but given the fact that each version seems to live for many years it has not been an issue. One thing though is that some of the "Up-rev" functionality has not been included in the OrCAD/Allegro GUI and that is IMHO a bit peculiar as I would have imagined that presenting a well featured tool right away would be good for marketing.
Having used many of the big gun's tools over theyears I am impressed with Cadence and what can be accomplished even with OrCAD versions but they have a habit of hiding many valuable and well designed features away from the users like secrets...