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I currently use Edit-> browse parts to find parts. I leave that tab open.
Is there another faster way to engage a find function and just type in the part reference?
Yes - there is an Edit - Find command....
I have my schematic open. I click Edit , Find and nothing happens. When I do Ctrl F, nothing happens either. I tried several other commands in the Edit menu and they seem to work.
So what version are you using? I have 17.4-2019 S007 and when i do that I get the Find window appear on the right hand side of the Capture window.
I have orcad capture CIS version 17.2-2016
I have a Ctrl F hotkey in my c:\spb_data\pcbenv\env for usage in Allegro. Should that override the Capture Ctrl F?
source $TELENV### User Preferences section### This section is computer generated.### Please do not modify to the end of the file.### Place your hand edits above this section.###set padpath = $padpath C:/docs_frank/orcad_lib_local/set psmpath = $psmpath C:/docs_frank/orcad_lib_local/set steppath = $steppath C:/docs_frank/orcad_lib_local/set viewpath = "C:/docs_frank/orcad_lib_local/color views"unset no_etch_shape_displayunset no_shape_fill### Frank added: `funkey r iangle 45`### www.youtube.com/watchfunkey r iangle 90###www.parallel-systems.co.uk/.../PCB_Editor_customization.pdffunckey d "delete; pick_to_grid -cursor; done" # delete using the d key.funckey m "pop mirror" # mirrors symbol during place manual## CTRL F find component symbolalias ~F "prepopup ; pop dyn_option_select 'Selection set@:@Clear all selections';set prompt;prompt 'Find Ref Des';refdes $prompt;zoom selection"## CTRL N find netalias ~N "prepopup ; pop dyn_option_select 'Selection set@:@Clear all selections';set prompt;prompt 'Find Net Name';net $prompt;zoom selection"
I commented out the Ctrl F in the env file. The Find still does not work in the Capture. Now, the Ctrl F I added for Allegro does not do anything anymore.
So your env file is ONLY for PCB editor, this has nothing to do with OrCAD Capture, The Find command is different in 17.2 v 17.4.. By default select the design name in the project window and this will become active
You can type your refdes in this window and hit return. The Binoculars and arrow can help with what you are searching for. If you don;t like this go to Options - Preferences - Miscellaneous tab and uncheck Find Search Toolbar then use Edit - Find and you'll see a window like this