Question

I am using OrCAD Capture 17.2. I am trying to rotate a symbol without rotating the actual symbol text labels. When placing a capacitor or resistor symbol on a design, for example, I want to keep the text at a 0 degree rotation even if the symbol is rotated. How can I do this?


Solution

To control the rotation of the text orientation complete the steps that follow.



  1. Open Capture and select the menu items: Options > Extended Preferences. Your selection opens the Extended Preferences Setup dialog form.

  2. Click to open the Extended Preferences > Design and Libraries options.





    The Context based instance properties check box controls the rotation of text behavior.

  3. Click to place or remove the check mark in the Context based instance properties check box.

    When the check box is selected, text is readable from the bottom or right side of the page, depending on the component rotation.

    When the check box is deselected, text is readable from the bottom of the page.

  4.  Click the Apply and OK buttons to apply and save the setting.