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    Cadence 16.3 pcb routing help

    i need to create the PCB of the circuit i created in Cadence capture 16.3. i created the netlist also.now how can i create the pcb for that particular circuit.
    i have an experience in orcad layout pus 9.2.
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    Re: Cadence 16.3 pcb routing help

    Map all symbols to appropriate footprints, add the footprint into the library of Allegro and make sure your DRC is proper and contains no errors in capture. Create a Board outline in Allegro and import the net list..
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    Re: Cadence 16.3 pcb routing help

    Quote Originally Posted by cks3976 View Post
    Map all symbols to appropriate footprints, add the footprint into the library of Allegro and make sure your DRC is proper and contains no errors in capture. Create a Board outline in Allegro and import the net list..
    i completed the schematic in capture CIS without any error in DRC. i completed the netlist creation also. but my confusion is to which i need to create the netlist for layout or the pcb editor. how can i import the created netlist to the pcb editor.
    the information you gave is usefull for me it is leading to my goal. thank you
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    Re: Cadence 16.3 pcb routing help

    Procedure is as below:
    1. The "PCB Footprint" attribute of Orcad must have valid footprints, meaning the the Allegro (PCB Editor or Layout- both are same) footprint library has footprints with the same name.
    2. Once you create the Orcad netlist, import the same in PCB Editor (FILE -> IMPORT -> LOGIC) and specify the path to Orcad netlist.
    3. If your "PCB Footprint" attribute is correct, then your schematics will be properly imported into Allegro.
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    Re: Cadence 16.3 pcb routing help

    Quote Originally Posted by cks3976 View Post
    Procedure is as below:
    1. The "PCB Footprint" attribute of Orcad must have valid footprints, meaning the the Allegro (PCB Editor or Layout- both are same) footprint library has footprints with the same name.
    2. Once you create the Orcad netlist, import the same in PCB Editor (FILE -> IMPORT -> LOGIC) and specify the path to Orcad netlist.
    3. If your "PCB Footprint" attribute is correct, then your schematics will be properly imported into Allegro.
    i got an error like this
    (---------------------------------------------------------------------)
    ( )
    ( Netrev Allegro Import Logic )
    ( )
    ( Drawing : robot.brd )
    ( Software Version : 16.3p004 )
    ( Date/Time : Thu Dec 29 09:22:24 2011 )
    ( )
    (---------------------------------------------------------------------)


    ------ Directives ------

    RIPUP_ETCH FALSE;
    RIPUP_SYMBOLS ALWAYS;
    Missing symbol has error FALSE;
    SCHEMATIC_DIRECTORY 'D:/my elec backups/Schematics/Orcad/MeA college perinthalmenna/vigeash';
    BOARD_DIRECTORY '';
    OLD_BOARD_NAME 'D:/my elec backups/Schematics/Orcad/MeA college perinthalmenna/vigeash/robot.brd';
    NEW_BOARD_NAME 'D:/my elec backups/Schematics/Orcad/MeA college perinthalmenna/vigeash/robot.brd';

    CmdLine: netrev -$ -i D:/my elec backups/Schematics/Orcad/MeA college perinthalmenna/vigeash -y 1 D:/my elec backups/Schematics/Orcad/MeA college perinthalmenna/vigeash/#Taaaaaa01592.tmp

    ------ Preparing to read pst files ------


    #1 ERROR(24) File not found
    Packager files not found

    #2 ERROR(102) Run stopped because errors were detected

    netrev run on Dec 29 9:22:24 2011

    COMPILE 'logic'
    CHECK_PIN_NAMES OFF
    CROSS_REFERENCE OFF
    FEEDBACK OFF
    INCREMENTAL OFF
    INTERFACE_TYPE PHYSICAL
    MAX_ERRORS 500
    MERGE_MINIMUM 5
    NET_NAME_CHARS '#%&()*+-./:=>?@[]^_`|'
    NET_NAME_LENGTH 24
    OVERSIGHTS ON
    REPLACE_CHECK OFF
    SINGLE_NODE_NETS ON
    SPLIT_MINIMUM 0
    SUPPRESS 20
    WARNINGS ON

    2 errors detected
    No oversight detected
    No warning detected

    cpu time 0:00:45
    elapsed time 0:00:00
    how would i rectify? what may be the problem?
    how the footprints can be linked to my schematic?
    should i do it in capture or during the pcb creation time?
    is there any runACO utility as in layoutplus 9.2 ?
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    Re: Cadence 16.3 pcb routing help

    Quote Originally Posted by thunderboympm View Post
    i got an error like this


    how would i rectify? what may be the problem?
    how the footprints can be linked to my schematic?
    should i do it in capture or during the pcb creation time?
    is there any runACO utility as in layoutplus 9.2 ?
    Hi
    You can link the pcb footprint by first opening the property editor(double clicking on the part in your capture project), you will find a tab of footprint where you will have to put appropriate footprint name. The various available footprints in cadence 16.3 can be found in cadence>spb_16.3>share>pcb>pcb_lib>symbols


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    Re: Cadence 16.3 pcb routing help

    k brother. I'll try and result post here. Keep in touch
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    Re: Cadence 16.3 pcb routing help

    dear sabu,
    In property menu, i can't see any footprint tab. The tabs i see here is parts, shematic nets, flat nets, pins, title blocks, globals, ports, aliases. Thats all. Then what may be the problem
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    Re: Cadence 16.3 pcb routing help

    Hi
    You should be seeing similar to this



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    Re: Cadence 16.3 pcb routing help

    yea, that i know but how i specify a footprint in that box. I can't get any "browse" menu or any other option. Only the thing i can do is to type a text there
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    Re: Cadence 16.3 pcb routing help

    Hi
    Ok, you have to type the name of the footprint in that box . Now the various footprints available in orcad 16.3 are (as i mentioned earlier) in
    (directory where cadence installed) C:\cadence\spb_16.3\share\pcb\pcb_lib\symbols. For example you can find a footprint named(in the mentioned path) res400, this has to be typed in that footprint section in case of a through hole resistor. This has to be done for all the components.


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    Re: Cadence 16.3 pcb routing help

    thank you brother. I'll try and update you
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    Re: Cadence 16.3 pcb routing help

    Hi,
    Which footprint your using that you copy and paste. Because while typing error will come. This and all I met in my design.



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    Re: Cadence 16.3 pcb routing help

    k brother. But how i know which footprint is accurate for my components? And how can i create the footprints
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    Re: Cadence 16.3 pcb routing help

    Hi
    When you open the footprint in the PCB editor you can see its cordinates. The cordinates are default in (mils, ie 1/1000th of inch) so using that dimensions can be known. There is a book by Kraig Mitzner "Complete PCB Design uisng Orcad Capture and PCB Editor" which explains in detail about creating pcb from scratch . Though it deals with Cadence 16.0,it is similar to 16.3. The following link is also very useful Tutorials on OrCAD.

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    Re: Cadence 16.3 pcb routing help

    my dear friend sabu,
    in my part manager "database table", "part number" and "part status" are undefined. even though i specified the pcb footprint
    here is the screen of mine

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    Re: Cadence 16.3 pcb routing help

    As far I see,it does not matter.



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