PCB Editor

Creating a Shape From Lines in PCB Designer
The attached video demonstrates how to use PCB Editor to create a shape. This video was created with PCB Editor Standard 17.2. If you are using a different ...
Wed, 2 Jun, 2021 at 2:30 PM
Power Pins unable to become No Connect (NC) pins
Question: Why are POWER PINS not becoming No Connect (NC) pins even after checking ‘Is No Connect’ property in Property Editor?   I have tried checking th...
Wed, 2 Jun, 2021 at 2:34 PM
Location of the pads_in.ini Options File
Question I want to translate a pads ".asc" file to an Allegro .brd file. However, the PADS IN form, accessed from  the Import > Translators &g...
Wed, 2 Jun, 2021 at 2:36 PM
Import OrCAD Layout Max Files into PCB Editor
The OrCAD Layout translator enables you to import OrCAD Layout max files into Allegro PCB Editor (versions 17.2 and 17.4). However, the Layout translator is...
Wed, 2 Jun, 2021 at 2:40 PM
Translating OrCAD Layout Footprint Libraries to OrCAD PCB Editor Footprints
Before you follow the procedure that follows, you must either already have the library files in .MAX format or have a working version of OrCAD Layout to cre...
Wed, 2 Jun, 2021 at 2:43 PM
How can I add the Ref Des to my PCB board
Question I am working in a new .dra file in the Symbol Editor and when I want to save the symbol I receive the error:  "ERROR(SPMHCS-1): Symbol is mis...
Thu, 15 Jul, 2021 at 8:04 AM
OrCAD Library Management
Question: We are just starting to use the OrCAD tools to design PCBs. I ran into problems after I completed the surface mount pad stacks and tried to chang...
Wed, 2 Jun, 2021 at 2:50 PM
Separate output directories for Gerber and board files
Question How can I create Gerber files in a directory that is separate from the board file? Solution You can control the output directory for Gerber f...
Wed, 2 Jun, 2021 at 3:19 PM
How to scale imported DXF elements in PCB Editor
Allegro PCB Editor imports a DXF file according to the dimensions in the DXF file. You can use the Create Detail command that is available from the Manufact...
Wed, 2 Jun, 2021 at 3:22 PM
PCB Routing Error: Cannot find productServer program
Question When Auto routing a .brd in the PCB Router, it just quits routing and displays an error that states, “Cannot find productServer program, please re...
Wed, 2 Jun, 2021 at 3:23 PM