1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 7, 2009 6:20 AM by robert_davies

    DxDesigner 1st time user


      I have always used Orcad for schematic and am trying DxDesigner. I have a couple issues with my 2009 version.


      1- How do you create a BOM? The Info Hub search says that there is a Report drop down that looks to be under Edit. But, I have no Report menu.


      2- There is no Save As option and Save is never available (it's there but cannot be selected). How are you supposed to save different versions of your schematic without a simple menu option..


      Any help would be appreciated.



        • 1. Re: DxDesigner 1st time user

          There is a Parts Lister under the Tools menu.

          As for no save, the database is designed to support concurrent use by many designers and the user interactions are saved in real time, even when running in single user mode. You can archive different versions of the design in two ways. If you are a single user then you can use a tool like Winzip to take a copy of the project tree (all files and folders), provided you are not using DxDesigner or any other tool that might be accessing the design. If you are uncertain that no users are accessing the database (CES, Expedition etc) then you can use the Archive utility, again under the Tools menu. This will suspend the database access as it takes the copy and then continue once the archive is complete. As a user you are unlikely to see any interruption in the tools whilst this process runs. If you just take a copy of the database whilst a user is active then you wll not be able to open the copy, you will get an error message explaining why.

          The design is also backed up periodically (every four hours in 2007.6) under the .\database\cdbback folder. Each backup is a single zip file.


          The File - Save menu pick is only enabled when editing text files for tools such as simulators.