Is it possible to automatically taper a track to a smaller pad? For example, how would I go about tapering a 25 mil track to a 15 mil pad?
According to Cadence engineers, neither Allegro PCB Editor nor Allegro Package Designer support tapering. Moderator
Thanks Moderator! But, coincident to your posting that reply, I spoke with the support desk at EMA-EDA and was told that the 'fillet' function could possibly do those things. Unfortunately, it requires yet another license that I may not be able to purchase. Apparently the 'fillet' function is a command found under the 'gloss' submenu. glachiew
Hmmm...simply route your cline out away from the pin as far as you want to start the taper. Then, add a shape that intersects with the cline and the pin (or new cline) with the appropriate taper. Works great.
I've tried that several times but I can only get the shape (with it's assigned net of course) to attach to either the cline or the pin but not both. It's very weird. Are you running the package that has the advanced glossing features? I'm not. Thanks for the thoughtful post.
I am running the basic level package (200 series) and it works. I am wondering: are you completely surrounding the pin? Have you sufficiently captured the cline end point? I'll try to post a sample later on today.