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  • Shortcuts and FuncKeys for beginners

    Some novice OrCAD/Allegro/Capture users may find this helpful ...

    The attached PDF OrCAD_Capture_Shortcuts.pdf lists all shortcuts Robert mentions during the course. I added some more helpful shortcuts. This way you can put it on your monitor and take a quick look at it.




    Some shortcuts are defined in the file "c:\Cadence\SPB_17.2\share\local\pcb\site.env" . You can create or edit this file and add the shortcut definitions listed below.

    Code:
    #--------------------------------------------------------------------
    # CUSTOM shortcuts
    #--------------------------------------------------------------------
    #rotate symbol
    funckey r iangle 90 
    
    #mirror symbol
    funckey l pop mirror
    
    #flip (mirror) board 
    funckey d flipdesign
    
    #grid on/off 
    funckey g grid toggle
    
    # add via with dot (for space bar: double quote – space – double quote)
    funckey "." "pop bbdrill -cursor"
    
    #move VIA when you hover over it
    funckey mv "prepopup;pop dyn_option_select 'Selection [email protected]:@Clear all selections';FORM find all_off;FORM find vias YES;done;etchedit;prepopup;pop dyn_option_select '@:@Move';move" 
    
    #Layout shortcuts
    #hover over pad, press w to start layout
    funckey w "prepopup;pop dyn_option_select 'Selection [email protected]:@Clear all selections';FORM find all_off;FORM find pins YES;FORM find cline_segs YES;FORM find vias YES;done;etchedit;prepopup;pop dyn_option_select '@:@Add connect';FORM find pins YES;FORM find cline_segs YES;FORM find vias YES;"
    #hover over pad, press f to fanout
    funckey f "prepopup;pop dyn_option_select 'Selection [email protected]:@Clear all selections';FORM find all_off;FORM find pins YES;done;etchedit;prepopup;pop dyn_option_select '@:@Create Fanout...'" 
    
    #Filter shortcuts
    #press specific letter to set the filter
    funckey s "FORM find all_off;FORM find symbols YES"
    funckey n "FORM find all_off;FORM find nets YES;"
    funckey p "FORM find all_off;FORM find pins YES;"
    funckey t "FORM find all_off;FORM find text YES;"
    funckey v "FORM find all_off;FORM find vias YES;"
    funckey c "FORM find all_off;FORM find cline_segs YES;"

    Have fun!
    Attached Files
    Last edited by joe_ls; 05-16-2018, 08:12 AM.
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