I have a small board that is not readable even though the document is 11' x 17'. Is there a way I could expand/magnify the board along with the components on them to make them legible? I have created a new film and is displaying the bottom and top side of the board but the board is too small and the components are not legible. Perhaps there is a way to upscale it or expand it?Please note I have other stuff in the document that I am not showing , notes and other things, and I am trying to make just the boards look bigger in some way.I do have a PDF image of the same file where the board appears to be MUCH bigger and is fully legible and I am trying to match that.
Thank you all.
Hi this sounds like what is called creating a detail in Orcad/Allegro. Basically it is a view of an area of the board that gets copied and enlarged. Normally this gets used for documentation purposes.
To try things out, first thing is have the options pane visible so you can see it. Check everything in the Find Filter Pane to make things easier.
Go to Manufacture > Drafting > Create detail.
On your design left click and draw a box around the area of interest. In the options pane you can change the scaling factor. Try something like 1.5 and see how that works.
Lastly left click to place the detail where you want it. The detail will be on the Manufacturing - Details Class/Layer.
Thank you for your reply Excellon.
I do need this for documentation purposes and it sounds like just what I need. However, I wasn't able to pull it off. I don't really understand the last left click you mentioned. After clicking on create detail , I created a box around the desired area , changed the scaling factor, right click and done. When I view Manufacturing - details subclass , it is still blank. Any tips for me at this point? thanks!
After you change the scaling factor and you can still see the box, just move the box to the area you want the detail to be in and left click to place it.Don't use right click done,
I couldn't see it at the beginning because the scale factor was too big probably bigger than the canvas itself. That worked like a charm! thank you Sir.