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    Cadence Virtuoso - Border sheet locking / move to background

    Hey fellow enthusiasts,

    I have an annoyance with Cadence Virtuoso schematic viewer. I use border sheet for my designs in an A3 size, to ensure my design sizes don't go out of hand.

    However, I wish to move the border sheet to the background or lock it, so I don't continuously mark/move/delete the border sheet. Supposedly I should be able to right click the border sheet and "lock" it, but this option does not appear to me. Do you guys have any suggestions, on how to solve it? How do you solve it, if you even do?

    My version of Cadence is 6.1.8.

    Best regards

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    Re: Cadence Virtuoso - Border sheet locking / move to background

    Selection filter is your friend. Open it, switch off proper object type and voilŕ



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    Re: Cadence Virtuoso - Border sheet locking / move to background

    You could also "take that A3 sheet private", and add a small
    instance/dwg rectangle as a "selection handle" (like maybe
    just around the title block) and then the sheet symbol will
    only be selectable within that extent, regardless.



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    Re: Cadence Virtuoso - Border sheet locking / move to background

    Hey guys,

    Thanks for your suggestions.

    Dominik: I currently have no idea what the selection filter is in Virtuoso, do you have a link to some documentation/video about it and how to use it? I see nothing in my toolbars. I reckon it might actually be usable for other stuff than this as well.

    dick_freebird: RIGHT! Never considered this option. I just remembered my components have this as their outline. Adding it around the actual part of my border sheet that contains the information makes so much sense and solves my issue. Thank you very much. Excellent suggestion.

    Solution: Open up the bordersheet's "symbol" cell view and find "create" in the top toolbar. Use the "selection box" from the "create" and draw your selection box. This makes you able to select a specific area of border sheet (or any component) where you can drag/move the component from.



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