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Best way to check ORCAD schematic – use Altium Designer

This video compares process of schematic checking between Orcad and Altium Designer.

How do you check your schematics?

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  • Dave

    Great video!  Thanks for putting this together.  I’d like to see something similar on checking PCB placement and routing from the schematic.  One tip I just learned is that using the Navigation panel, I can select a component or net, and if I ALT-click the item, it highlights it in both the schematic and PCB.  Very helpful!

    • http://www.fedevel.com Robert Feranec

      Thank you for your feedback Dave. 
      The video in the post below shows PCB and Schematic interaction: http://www.fedevel.com/welldoneblog/2010/11/altium-designer-tutorial-nets-components-browsing-probing-in-schematic-and-pcb/

      • Dave

        Thanks Robert!

  • Shmuel

    Thanks for the video. One issue that I have with this type of checking (c.f. with checking a netlist by hand with a highlighter) is that it appears that, using Altium, you have no full proof method of knowing what you have checked or not ! Is there anyway around this next to writing down on paper what you have already checked / where you are up to ?

    • http://www.fedevel.com Robert Feranec

      I go through every page, every net and every pin as they are ordered in the Navigator window. This way I am sure I check everything. Hope it helps.

  • Shmuel

    I suggest you follow this discussion I started maybe you might have some feed back

    http://forum.live.altium.com/#posts/206016