• Changes for the xPCB 3D Viewer in X-ENTP flow concerning licensing.

    License requirements for the xPCB 3D Viewer have changed starting with X-ENTP VX.0 so please take a quick look at this TechNote: http://supportnet.mentor.com/?do=reference.technote&id=MG590232&prod=C107-S114-...
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  • How to check the clearance between Text to traces/pads/vias or between different copper elements?

    If you wondered about checking Text to Traces, Pads or Vias this TechNote is for you: TechNote MG590103 http://supportnet.mentor.com/portal?do=reference.technote&id=MG590103&lang=en&prod=C107-S114-G192-P1...
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  • Design Status reports 100% routed, yet opens remain.

    If you ever wanted to know about making sure the design is completed properly, you may want to look at TechNote MG590074: http://supportnet.mentor.com/?do=reference.technote&id=MG590074&prod=C107-S114-G192-P1...
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  • Plane couldnot connect with through pin/vias

    Hi All,   I am using EE2007.9.5 and I drawn a plane shape as usual but couldn't connect with corresponding through pin/vias.   I crosschecked both plane to pad ,other drc's and there are no any obstruct fo...
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  • Back-drill layers cause shorts in the Netlist Analyzer between different nets in Valor NPI.

    Back-drilling is becoming a big topic in the near future with differential pairs and reducing stubs. This TechNote talks about Valor NPI and how it handles back-drill with the Netlist Analyzer.   It could be ver...
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  • Detailed View is missing in xPCB Layout

    If you are missing the pulldown for the Detailed View take a look at this TechNote: http://supportnet.mentor.com/?do=reference.technote&id=MG589652&prod=C107-S114-G192-P10287&lang=en&snw_source=pro&am...
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  • Introducing the PCB Forums!

    PCB Forums bring Mentor customers together to learn new ways to maximize productivity and tool usage. Register to attend one of the 40+ PCB Forums worldwide   Find a PCB Forum near you
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  • Displaying the Draw Object Snap Grid icon in Xpedition

    If you ever wonder where is the draw snap grid icon in Xpedition xPCB Layout. Take a look at this TechNote: https://supportnet.mentor.com/portal?do=reference.technote&id=MG588539&lang=en&prod=C101-S117-G1...
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  • Using Netline Selection options in xPCB Layout

    The New Netline Selection options are very interesting in how they work. Take a look at this TechNote if you want to learn the new fucntionality: https://supportnet.mentor.com/portal?do=reference.technote&id=MG58...
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  • X-ENTP VX.1 - xPCB Layout: Hierarchical Planning Groups in Component Explorer

    This video explains how to work in Component Explorer with use cases where hierarchical user defined planning groups can take advantage of group-unique placement settings.   https://supportnet.mentor.com/portal?...
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  • X-ENTP VX.1 - xPCB Layout: Component Explorer Connection Options

    This video demonstrates using the Connection Options in Component Explorer in order to view the number of connections for components.     https://supportnet.mentor.com/portal?do=reference.tutorial&id=MG...
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  • X-ENTP VX.1 - xPCB Layout: Dynamic Netlines and Net Explorer

    This video demonstrates displaying and filtering and marking of netlines, using Net Explorer, and dynamic filtering, in order to aid placement and routing.   https://supportnet.mentor.com/portal?do=reference.tut...
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  • Finding items in the new Display Control

    This document reviews the 'Find' feature in the new Display Control in xPCB Layout.  This is a vital feature for finding desired display features within the new interface.  The document covers the 'previous'...
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  • 3D PCB View Interface and description of Mouse Commands

    This document discusses use of the 3D PCB viewer in xPCB Layout, including how to invoke it, and how to rotate, pan and zoom with the various mouse options.  A video tutorial is also available via this document. ...
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  • Add Via dialog overview in the new X-ENTP VX.1 - xPCB Layout

    Have you ever wanted to add multiple vias or specific stitching via patterns to your PCB design? Then you will want to watch this 4 minute video: https://supportnet.mentor.com/portal?do=reference.tutorial&id=MG58...
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  • Silkscreen generator output might appear semi-fixed.

    The Silkscreen Generator results can appear to be unfilled or to have a semi-fixed look to them.   Take a look at this TechNote Link for a reason why this might happen.
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  • Are the Planes displaying differently in the PCB Viewer or PCB Browser?

    If the static or dynamic planes are not exactly displaying the way you would expect them to, then this TechNote could be very helpful.   Take a look at this Link to see if the display controls can help out.
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  • 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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  • Trace Length and Pin Package Length in Expedition PCB

    This document explains how trace lengths and pin package lengths work in Expedition PCB.  It examines various reporting methods in detail and how they are or are not affected by pin package lengths.   http:...
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  • How to route trace with angle plow by a specific angle

    There are different ways to add in routes with different angles in the layout design session. Specific angles can be tough to do. This document will help accomplish the task. To view Document click here
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