• How to change via at multiple places

    Hi, I have almost finished a design having more then 1000 via in the PCB layout. After discussion with manufacturer I came to know that I need to change via almost everywhere in the PCB layout. At the moment I have ju...
    joniengr081
    last modified by joniengr081
  • Plot to PDF from Fablink Dwg Editor

    It seems even at line widths set at 5mil or even 10mil, when plot to PDF the dwg lines for most angled lines and circles are coming out or looking grey and not true black. A number of customers are complaining about ...
    r_wolfe
    last modified by r_wolfe
  • PCB documentation question

    Good Morning Everyone..   How does everyone generate their assembly documentation?   Do you use drawing editor with or without  automation, or do you use Xpedition and user draft layers?   My co...
    cgoldenbus
    last modified by cgoldenbus
  • How to removes lines for differential pairs after routing

    Hi,  I am using Xpedition VX 2.4 for PCB layout. I have routed differential pairs but still there are lines that confuse with un routed pairs. These lines remove for single ended signals after routing. Any idea ...
    joniengr081
    last modified by joniengr081
  • How to convert tie leg to trace or conductive shape?

    Tie leg are automatically generated using plane shape. I converted plane shape to conductive but its tie legs did not include in the conversion. Is there a way to convert those tie leg into trace or conductive?
    hbenawe
    last modified by hbenawe
  • Layer order in Xpedition stackup

    Hi, I have added some layers in 8 layer standard template in stackup editor. I have renamed the additional layers so that all the layers and dielectrics have their names in ascending order. The alternate layers are de...
    joniengr081
    last modified by joniengr081
  • How to continue routing from Via

    Hi,  I am wondering how to route a trace between two via's in a particular inner layer in Xpedition PCB. Is there any short cut key that we need to press to continue routing from the selected via ? 
    joniengr081
    last modified by joniengr081
  • Relocating Ref Designator

    Hi,  I need to move the reference designator silk screen in the layout. I am wondering how to do this as the location coordinates are locked.  
    joniengr081
    last modified by joniengr081
  • How to set drill hole (not pad) to Plane spacing in Xpedition VX2.6?

    Hi experts,   Could you please help to set the Drill hole to Plane spacing in Xpedition VX2.6? Currently, Drill to Plane is applying the spacing of Pad to Plane.   Regards, Phat.
    phatnguyen
    last modified by phatnguyen
  • Moving board origin and printing dimension in PDF

    Hi,    I have two questions.   Q1: The layput I am working is now shrink after I place all components and perform routing. I already set the board outline but I am wondering how to move the board orig...
    joniengr081
    last modified by joniengr081
  • Trace matching length

    What is the best way to match traces of an address bus? Shall I create ordered netlines for each of the memories on the line, from pin to pin for example from pin 1 of memory U50 to pin 1 of memory 51 and so further?...
    tsvetomirasenov
    last modified by tsvetomirasenov
  • Plane shape snap to grid

    Hi,    I am struggling with defining new planes in the inner layer in Xpedition PCB. The plane shape is not aligned to horizontal or vertical grid lines. How to align plane to the grid ?    ...
    joniengr081
    last modified by joniengr081
  • What variables does Mentor Layout constraint manager use when calculating impedances of inner layer striplines?

    Hello,   I would like to know what variables impedance calculator uses by default and what it "assumes" automatically. Variables I know that it uses to calculate impedance are: - In Stackup, Dielectric la...
    g_mal
    last modified by g_mal
  • Extended print in Xpedition Layout

    Hi,    I have seen a mirrored view in the extended print in Xpedition. All layers were printed in the PDF but they are all mirrored. Also is there any way to add board outline as dimension of the PCB i...
    joniengr081
    last modified by joniengr081
  • disable DRC temporally via short cut

    Is that possible ? to go via mouse in DRC Assertion Assistant and disable/enable the Interactive DRC button is not really convinient   Best regards, Michael
    mbruehl
    last modified by mbruehl
  • Changing Ground Plane to Pin Pattern

    Hello,   Is it possible to change ground plane to ground pin pattern in VX 2.1 PCB Expedition ? In attachment there are four connections from ground pin to ground plane. Is it possible to widen these connections...
    joniengr081
    last modified by joniengr081
  • iCDB Error on Back Annonotation

    Does anyone know how to fix this issue, "Error starting back-end to front-end synchronization process: iCDB error (Unexpected problems while synchronizing CES Design objects)"?  I have ran CES Diagnostics on both...
    jeff@viavi
    last modified by jeff@viavi
  • How to vertical mirror everything including board

    Hello,   Is there a way to mirror everything including board, components, mounting holes, traces at the same time. Basically, I need to flip the board over to the other side with all components and traces o...
    g_mal
    last modified by g_mal
  • Planning placement before layout creation

    Hello all,  I am using VX2.4 version, and trying to plan components topology before creating the layout. To do so, I have already grouped the components, by their functionality, but when starting placing the comp...
    tsvetomirasenov
    last modified by tsvetomirasenov
  • Migrating a project from VX 1.1 to VX 2.1

    Hello, I have a finished PCB Layout in PCB Xpedition VX 1.1 from last year. I have installed VX2.1 recently and made some more PCB layouts in VX2.1. I discover that I need some changes in the PCB design from last ye...
    joniengr081
    last modified by joniengr081