In this tutorial I will discuss about other basic commands used frequently at the beginners’ level “Hilight” and “Dehilight” are two basic commands used frequently while routing the PCB. In the Allegro PCB Designer software these commands are shown at the top right corner of the GUI as shown in the following image:
Cadence Allegro Tutorials
|LIST OF Cadence Allegro Tutorials||Names|
|Tutorial # 1||Introduction to Allegro PCB Designer|
|Tutorial # 2||Allegro Use “Add Connect Tool”|
|Tutorial # 3||Allegro Use “Slide Tool”|
|Tutorial # 4||Allegro Use “Hilight & Dehilight Tool”|
|Tutorial # 5||Allegro Use “Show Measure & Grid”|
|Tutorial # 6||Introcution to Nets in Allegro|
|Tutoiral # 7||Introcution to Stackup in Allegro|
|Tutorial # 8||Introcution to Copper Shapes in Allegro|
|Tutorial # 9||Introduction Vias and GND Plane in Allegro|
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Introduction to Allegro PCB Designer (Part 4)
[otw_is sidebar=otw-sidebar-2] Let us first discuss the “Hilight” command. Most of the time “Hilight” command is used as a visual aid to distinguish the element of interest among all the other elements on the printed circuit board. This command is also used along with the “Options” and “Find” window, it is recommended to go through my previous tutorial in order to learn about the application of the “Options” and “Find” window. Here I assume that you already know about the “Options” and “Find”. So in order to activate the “Hilight” command left click on the icon and the name of the active command will appear at the bottom left corner of the GUI as shown in the following image:
Hilight” and “Dehilight
After the “Hilight” command is active open the “Find” window, the elements that are valid to the command will be prominent as shown in the following image:
Recall from the previous tutorial that the command will be able to select only the elements that are checked in the “Find” window. Notice in the above image that only check box of the “Nets” is checked thus we can only hilight the Nets as shown in the following image:
By checking the other elements we can select other items for example the pin is selected in the following image:
Different patterns are employed to highlight the elements in order to distinguish between different highlighted elements.
Now let us consider the “Options” window, active the command and open the “Options” window, various patterns for highlighting the elements will be shown as shown in the following image:
Now let us consider the “Dehilight” command, as the “Hilight” command is used to highlight the elements in a similar way the “Dehilight” command is used to de-highlight the elements. The command is active by left clicking on the icon and then the “Find” window is opened to check the element to be selected. Then click on the element to de-highlight.
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That is all for now I hope this tutorial will be helpful for you, in the next tutorial I will discuss other important commands used at the beginners level. Till then stay connected, keep reading and enjoy learning.