• Getting "hyperlinks" into the DxDesigner Output Window

    I have a utility that scans a schematic extracting Bill of Material information. As part of the extraction process component attributes are checked against our internal company standards. If any components are found t...
    last modified by ics
  • Debugging using Visual Studio

    I've been working on an Addin for xPCB Layout using a presentation and example from an August 2010 presentation that John Dube gave called "Developing Custom Applications with Expedition Automation." This presentation...
    created by mcrist
  • Extrema of board outline object is reported incorrectly when the most extreme object is an arc.

    FYI, in case you use the Extrema function of polygon objects:   I have a board outline with an arc at its lowest point. I have code that reports the MinY value of extrema of the board outline. The code also cycl...
    last modified by Patrick.Cashman
  • Merging Shapes Using Mask Engine

    Hi,   We're trying to merge shapes using the mask engine. We need to automatically create cells and calculate the assembly outline.     We're able to draw the red and green outlines but need sugge...
    last modified by elise_sung
  • Generated Silkscreen and the method FabricationLayerGfxs

    Just to make everyone aware   This call Set shapesColl = pcbDoc.FabricationLayerGfxs(epcbFabGeneratedSilkscreen,epcbSelectAll, epcbSideTopOrBottom, True)   will result in an empty collection, unless you...
    created by peter_festesen
  • xDx Designer script to automatically propagate block name as Cluster property to components

    The add_cluster scripts add cluster properties to all components of a hierarchical design. The script uses the block "Name" of a hierarchical block symbol and puts that name to all componens underneath. It works...
    last modified by gerhard_busch
  • IDE order of execution

    Intuitively, I would expect the code in a form to get executed in this order   1) Form Init (e.g. Run Sub Eventinitialize) 2) Execute Main Code   But with this simple example :   I see that the...
    last modified by peter_festesen
  • .ocx  Symbol preview ActiveX object?

    I need a possibility for an easy preview of our thousands of symbols. Like in a new Scripting Form .efm. For Cells are existing preview Controls. But I found nothing for Symbols. Are there none?   like that:
    last modified by juergen.hinterleitner
  • How to change "Number of physical layers"

    Hi   By Automation, I want to add some layers.(not User defined layers) So I tried to do such: "Setup > Setup Parameters > Number of physical layers : n → n+1" I found "pcbDoc.setupParameter", but I...
    last modified by makoto.m
  • AATK_1861  Released

      AATK_1861 Released                                 &#...
    last modified by kendall_hiles
  • Setup Templates for constraints reuse

    Mentor Graphics’ Constraint Editor System delivers robust way of reusing constraint data in form of exporting and importing data stored in encrypted xml file. In recent discussion with customers, we’ve fou...
    last modified by Grzegorz_Poczatek
  • Expedition layout backups...

    Guys,   Is there a way to keep three different backups of layout data?   In BS we were able to keep three different copies of layout data.   It will roll the copies on each saves.   This allow...
    last modified by naresh.bhatt
  • Detect Pin Thermal Overrides

    There are a few other threads regarding handling (reset) of Pin Thermal Overrides - as an example look at https://communities.mentor.com/message/69457#comment-69457   I decided to try and see if I could write s...
    last modified by peter_festesen
  • Script for duplicate / copy plane shape to other layers in one shot

    I need to duplicate/copy one plane (rule areas, route obstruct, plane shape) from Layer2 to others multi-layers (Layer5...Layer9...etc) on shot at the exactly same location. I'm looking for a script that can pop a me...
    last modified by eng.same.tan
  • Documentation for IDE Forms

    In case you missed it, I put this issue (Documentation for IDE Forms ) out on the Xpedition Ideas site, and then provided a home-grown solution in the same location.
    created by .-.--.--
  • How to execute a script using a shortcut (keyboard or mouse, Pads 9.2 Logic & Layout)

    I have noticed once or twice people asking how to make macros or use shortcuts to run scripts. I thought that I would write up my experience with creating macros and shortcuts to run scripts so that it is easily refer...
    last modified by rtennill
  • AATK_1719 released

    New AATK_1719 Released                                 &...
    last modified by kendall_hiles
  • DxDesigner Automation Utilities (DxD-AU)

    DxDesigner Automation Utilities (DxD-AU) is a suite of automation tools currently being developed to help enhance both the user experience and enviroment while using DxDesigner.   6/26/2001: Updated DxDAU to v1....
    last modified by jeremy_parker
  • Replace vertical component, rotate and align with net

    Hello, I need some help with automation of replacing our vertical symbols. I can't manage to align rotated symbol with its predecesor.   CAP.1 = horizontal symbol, CAP.2 = vertical symbol   When I find CA...
    last modified by Cadiat
  • Ipc356b netlist

    Hello,   Is there a way to make a ipc356b netlist thru automation   Regards   Mans
    last modified by mans.joling