Allegro PCB Design Tips

Cross Probing Orcad and Allegro Inter Tool Communication

It is possible to select a component in OrCAD and have it selected in Allegro.

To use this feature, you must ensure that, in Orcad, Options ->Preserences -> Miscellaneous -> Enable Intertool Communication is selected.

If you are using a set of Orcad and Allegro Design, you may have to update the Allegro PCB brd design with the latest netlist.

With this feature, if you select a particular components in OrCAD, then the corresponding component gets selected in Allegro. It may be a good idea to have two Displays one displaying the Schematics and the other displaying Allegro PCB.

Here is the youtube that shows the steps involved.