• DXF to Board Outline

    This document discusses how to use an imported DXF shape to create a new board outline.  DXF imported graphic data are written to a drawing cell in Expedition and Board Station XE and cannot be changed directly t...
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  • Isolate same properties net and Via from plane shape.

    Most of the time We would like to isolate same properties net and Via from plane shape. Example: When we route two current sensing nets (Signal and ground) by Kelvin routing, we need to isolate ground net and Via with...
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  • Circuit Move and Copy in X-ENTP VX.x

    If you ever wanted to learn about Circuit Move and Copy in the X-ENTP VX.x: http://supportnet.mentor.com/?do=reference.technote&id=MG591390&prod=C107-S114-G192-P10287&lang=en&snw_source=pro&referr...
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  • Selecting all vias (for example) of only a specific net

    This document explains how to use the Net Filter along with the Selection Filter in VX.x releases in order to select only vias of a certain net or nets.  This illustration serves as an example which can equally b...
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  • Double-clicking a .pcb file does not open xPCB Layout

    Double-clicking a .pcb file does not open xPCB Layout: http://supportnet.mentor.com/?do=reference.technote&id=MG592658&prod=C107-S114-G192-P10287&lang=en&snw_source=pro&referringNode=portal
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  • What does Force Outline and Force Solid mean in setting fill patterns

    What does Force Outline and Force Solid mean in setting fill patterns: http://supportnet.mentor.com/?do=reference.technote&id=MG592502&prod=C107-S114-G192-P10287&lang=en&snw_source=pro&referringNo...
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  • How to override the Batch DRC maximum number of 10000 violations

    If you ever wanted to know how to override the Batch DRC maximum number of 10000 violations take a look at this TechNote: http://supportnet.mentor.com/?do=reference.technote&id=MG592403&prod=C107-S114-G192-P1...
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  • How to adjust existing trace widths and clearances after a rule area boundary has been moved or edited.

    If you ever wanted to know how to adjust existing trace widths and clearances after a rule area boundary has been moved or edited then this TechNote is for you: http://supportnet.mentor.com/?do=reference.technote&...
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  • Understanding the target length and tanges displayed in the Tuning Meter

    This document explains all the factors and data point considered by the Tuning Meter, and discusses how it arrives at the ranges and targets shown and why they can differ from the ranges shown in Constraint Manager.&#...
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  • Adding Vias through pressing space bar when routing.

    Adding Vias through pressing space bar when routing: http://supportnet.mentor.com/?do=reference.technote&id=MG590272&prod=C107-S114-G192-P10287&lang=en&snw_source=pro&referringNode=portal
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  • Deleting all traces and vias in the design.

    If you ever wanted to start over and delete all the traces and vias in a design than take a look at this TechNote: http://supportnet.mentor.com/?do=reference.technote&id=MG587258&prod=C107-S114-G192-P10287&am...
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  • Making cell pins movable in the design

    If you ever wondered how to make cell pins moveable in a PCB design than this TechNote is for you: http://supportnet.mentor.com/?do=reference.technote&id=MG30675&prod=C107-S114-G192-P10287&lang=en&snw...
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  • Keyin Command Editor Window in X-ENTP vX.x

    Keyin Command Editor Window in X-ENTP vX.x: http://supportnet.mentor.com/?do=reference.technote&id=MG587054&prod=C107-S114-G192-P10287&lang=en&snw_source=pro&referringNode=portal
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  • Package fails after replacing with similar part using xDX Databook Annotate Properties to Selected Components

    Package fails after replacing with similar part using xDX Databook Annotate Properties to Selected Components. http://supportnet.mentor.com/?do=reference.technote&id=MG591242&prod=C107-S114-G192-P10287&la...
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  • Active Clearance not available in Display Control menu.

    Active Clearance not available in Display Control menu. http://supportnet.mentor.com/?do=reference.technote&id=MG591155&prod=C107-S114-G192-P10287&lang=en&snw_source=pro&referringNode=portal
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  • Exporting new Part Ref Des feature to Extended Print

    Exporting new Part Ref Des feature to Extended Print: http://supportnet.mentor.com/?do=reference.technote&id=MG591193&prod=C107-S114-G192-P10287&lang=en&snw_source=pro&referringNode=portal
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  • Generating Fabmaster output for variants

    If you ever wondered how to generate variants outputs with Fabmaster than this TechNote is for you: http://supportnet.mentor.com/?do=reference.technote&id=MG590882&prod=C107-S114-G192-P10287&lang=en&s...
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  • Where is Trace to Fat Trace, Plane Shape, or Conductive Shape feature in X-ENTP VX.x ?

    Where is Trace to Fat Trace, Plane Shape, or Conductive Shape feature in X-ENTP VX.x ? http://supportnet.mentor.com/?do=reference.technote&id=MG590734&prod=C107-S114-G192-P10287&lang=en&snw_source=pro...
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  • Fanout pins with through vias only, avoiding microvias

    This document explains how to control the via spans used during fanout, for example to force a through via where the application would otherwise add a blind via.   https://supportnet.mentor.com/?do=reference.tec...
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  • Reusing Net Class and Net Color display settings from one design to another

    If you want to use colors from one design to another in our displays take a look at this TechNote: http://supportnet.mentor.com/?do=reference.technote&id=MG588682&prod=C107-S114-G192-P10287&lang=en&sn...
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