Tips & Tricks – Allegro PCB Editor
Product Revision 16.3
"scriptmode +i" is really a shorthand for "scriptmode +invisible"
Let’s say you want to create an alias for toggling end cap display but don't want to see the
parameter form appear while executing the script.
alias ec "scriptmode +i; prmed; FORM prmedit display_enhance toggle; FORM prmedit done"
DFA Dynamics – Controlling spacing bubble resistance
Issue - When placing components to DFA rules, it’s difficult to pull back the component when the
The resistance can be controlled by the “dfa_pause_level” variable located in user preference –
DFA_DRC. Set to 0 for no resistance.
The Locked property was designed for Re-Use modules but did you know ….
The property can be applied to a place replicate circuit to prevent accidental movement of its
It can also be applied to a package symbol to prevent editing/deletion of the assembly outline or
other data elements.
Suggestion – consider applying the locked property to the symbol definition (at the library level).
Shape has “No Etch” Status – find it
A dynamic shape is "out of date" BUT has a "No Etch" status.
You cannot find the shape in question. It says it's at a particular XY location, on a particular
layer, but there is nothing there. Turn on the “Boundary” color item for that layer to locate the