Menu
Name
Description
Option
Rev
Doc
Demo
File
Clip (Copy/Paste)
Copies objects between two Allegro editors.
ADV [XL+]
1.0_013 10-28-2021
File
DXF
Converts an Autocad DXF input file into an Allegro database. Often this command will successfully convert a .dxf file that the standard File->Import DXF (dfx2a) will not.
DES [L+]
1.0_007 01-07-2021
Edit
Align
Alignment tool for aligning symbols.
DES [L+]
1.0_002 02-19-2018
Edit
Change/Copy
Changes or copies lines, clines, shapes and text objects to any other layer even across layer classes.
DES [L+]
1.0_026 09-27-2018
Edit
Circle
Dynamically edits the diameter and width of circles and circular shapes.
DES [L+]
1.0_006 10-20-2020
Edit
Copy
Copies objects with advanced object snapping. For example, logic object snap point, center between two objects, pin and shape vertex, etc. Can also copy line segments unlike standard Allegro.
DES [L+]
1.0_014 09-27-2018
Edit
Cut/Copy
Cut clines, lines, arcs, vias, shapes and voids by path or box. An additional feature enables copying a cut box area to another location.
DES [L+]
1.0_028 02-14-2021
Edit
Ipick
Moves selected database elements by grid increments using the arrow keys.
DES [L+]
1.0_004 02-19-2018
Edit
Merge
Merges multiple line segments at intersections into a single line or shape. For example this is useful for ProE IDF transfers where the board outline must be a single continuous line.
DES [L+]
1.0_024 02-19-2018
Edit
Mirror
Mirror selected placement and routing by layer and/or geometry. Move placement and routing from the top to bottom or vice versa. This is something the built in Allegro mirror command will not do.
DES [L+]
1.0_023 08-10-2021
Edit
Miter
Adds a chamfer or radius between two clines, lines, shape or void segments. Also includes an unmiter feature to remove miters.
DES [L+]
1.0_006 11-02-2019
Edit
Move
Move objects (With enhanced intelligent object snap for example shape or pin vertex's, center between two objects, etc). Can also move line segments unlike standard Allegro.
DES [L+]
1.0_026 06-16-2019
Edit
Offset (Poly)
Offsets lines and arcs by a specified distance.
DES [L+]
1.0_006 02-19-2018
Edit
Prop
Add/Delete/Edit properties (also removes or adds specttra fan out symbol attachment props).
DES [L+]
1.0_014 08-28-2020
Edit
Shove
Shove multiple clines around obstacles removing jogs and drc's. Quickly sketch in routing with drc's and use shove to clean up drc's in a single step.
DES [L+]
1.0_008 09-27-2018
Edit
Split (Dimensions)
Splits 16.5 associative dimensions into lines and text so that they may be edited easier.
DES [L+]
1.0_013 02-19-2018
Edit
Stretch
Dynamically stretch clines, lines, arcs, shapes and voids by window.
DES [L+]
1.0_022 12-30-2020
Edit
Vertex (Trim/Extend)
Extend or trim multiple clines, lines and arcs to an object intersection or axis.
DES [L+]
1.0_018 11-02-2019
Edit
Width
Intelligently changes line widths from a specified width to a specified width. Also has advanced highlight, reporting and other features.
DES [L+]
1.0_020 11-02-2019
Edit
Zcopy
Converts objects including clines, lines, pins and vias to shapes on any layer with other advanced capabilities.
DES [L+]
1.0_046 09-24-2021
View
Images
Save and restore ALL user preferred color settings, pallette and drawing options with a single click. This is very useful when a design is shared with other designers.
DES [L+]
1.0_014 02-10-2019
Add
Figure
Adds and edits figures such as triangles, ovals, rectangles, etc. Optionally adds text internally similar to drill chart features.
DES [L+]
1.0_010 10-05-2018
Add
Gnd ring
Automatically creates a GND ring via and/or shape pattern around the inside of the board outline for EMI shielding purposes.
ADV [XL+]
1.0_017 05-14-2020
Add
Line/Shape
Add lines and shapes with unique enhanced object snap capabilies and reference point selections.
DES [L+]
1.0_015 10-05-2018
Add
Rectangle
Adds rectangles dynamically by width/height based on a center point selection.
DES [L+]
1.0_005 10-05-2018
Display
Highlight
Highlight tool with advanced search capabilities.
ENG [P+]
1.0_014 05-15-2020
Display
Layer
Replaces and greatly improves the standard layer visibility tab. It has many more options to control the layer display with multiselect and built in associated layer control. The built in alias feature makes switching layers quick and easy also.
ENG [P+]
1.0_075 10-21-2021
Display
Measure
Enhanced show measure with shape/pin vertex snapping and dual units display option. Especially useful when building library parts with dimensions at the end of pads etc.
DES [L+]
1.0_017 11-02-2019
Setup
Extents (Resize)
Calculates and reduces the drawing extents based on used area.
DES [L+]
1.0_010 10-05-2018
Setup
Menu
dalTools command selection alternative menu GUI.
ENG [P+]
1.0_027 10-08-2020
Setup
Origin
Moves the database origin to a new location with advanced object snapping capabilities. For example, center between objects, center of bounding box objects, etc. Useful for centering objects about the origin in the symbol editor.
DES [L+]
1.0_012 11-02-2019
Shape
Check
Multi feature shape check utility.
DES [L+]
1.0_018 11-28-2020
Shape
Modify
Multi feature shape utility that allows the voiding of any type object from static or dynamic shapes. Also allows the resizing of existing shapes and/or voids. Converts etch and non-etch shapes/voids to lines. Performs OR, AND, ANDNOT and XOR shape operations.
DES [L+]
1.0_047 07-16-2020
Shape
Net (Change)
Quickly changes the net name of etch shapes with a single click. Especially useful when assigning multiple shape nets after split plane create.
DES [L+]
1.0_011 10-05-2018
Shape
Priority
Displays and sets shape voiding priorities.
DES [L+]
1.0_006 10-05-2018
Shape
Split (Dimensions)
Automatically splits planes by anti etch and reassigns net names.
ADV [XL+]
1.0_023 06-15-2020
Logic
Diff pair
Comprehensive differential pair tool. Aids in quickly assigning diff pair properties and removing diff pair drcs.
ADV [XL+]
1.0_032 11-17-2021
Logic
Net
Allows for on the fly creation, deletion and editing of net connections in the PCB editor.
ADV [XL+]
1.0_011 10-05-2018
Logic
Net short
Adds multiple net_short properties for sense lines automatically and generates a fabrication drawing note.
No charge
1.0_022 10-10-2021
Logic
Refdes rename
Renames reference designators per an xy board grid pattern. This utility adds more features and improves the standard Cadence Logic->Rename Refdes command.
DES [L+]
1.0_009 10-05-2018
Logic
Swap
Swaps pins based on routed cline locations instead of pin locations. Useful when uncrossing routed bussed nets at opposite ends. Also can swap the xy locatioin of any two objects.
ADV [XL+]
1.0_017 10-05-2018
Place
Grid
Highlight off grid symbols with option to move them to a user specified grid. Also allows for quick and easy grid size changes.
ADV [XL+]
1.0_016 12-11-2020
Place
Place
Comprehensive symbol placement tool. Place by schematic page xy location, replace by configurable order, highlight by page, quick and easy placement replication etc. Supports HDL, Capture and Dx Designer PDF schematics. Powerful patent pending technology!
ENG [P+]
1.0_090 11-15-2021
Route
Coax (Shield)
Interactively create and edit coaxial traces.
ADV [XL+]
1.0_042 10-29-2021
Route
Spiral
Creates planar transformer spirals.
No charge
0
Route
State
Saves and restores ratsnest/highlight and fixed states for quick recall. Useful for easily saving and restoring place and route strategy graphics.
DES [L+]
1.0_008 10-05-2018
Route
Via Intersect
Adds vias at multiple cline intersections. Rapidly connect horizontal and vertical clines on different layers with vias at intersections. Dramatically increases routing productivity when routing large buses.
ADV [XL+]
1.0_012 10-05-2018
Route
ViaInsert
Inserts vias based on a text input xy file.
ADV [XL+]
1.0_005 10-05-2018
Checking
Browse
Comprehensive symbol and net browser tool. Allows the Electrical Engineer to browse, check and mark up the database with any needed modifications.
ENG [P+]
1.0_046 11-03-2021
Checking
Check (DFM)
Comprehensive design validation tool that finds and reports problems. Performs 'Valor' type DFM (Design For Manufacture) checks.
ADV [XL+]
1.0_044 03-18-2021
Checking
Compare
Compares and displays ALL graphic and symbol changes between two boards. This application quickly and easily displays the differences between the two board revisions based on artwork film layers. dalTools has a patent pending on the process and technology of displaying only the differences on a change layer for quick and easy identification of where the changes occurred. In addition, all refdes, xy, rotation, part number, etc. changes are displayed in a report file. This is very useful to determine exactly what changed between board revisions or to track PCB design progress. One example would be to quickly see if anything changed on the paste mask layers in order to determine if a new stencil order is required. Another is testpoint changes for ICT fixtures.
ENG [P+]
1.0_091 10-27-2021
Checking
Constraint
Beta version of contraint tool.
ADV [XL+]
1.0_007 08-23-2019
Checking
Dangling line
Facilitates the quick and easy identification and removal of dangling lines and vias. Also will highlight odd angles and 90 degree etch bends.
DES [L+]
1.0_030 06-16-2020
Checking
Delay
Speeds match length routing and DRC resolution of delay rules by an order of magnitude. Includes color coded net lengths and graph data displays.
ENG [P+]
1.0_043 08-24-2021
Checking
Drc
3D, 2D and copper to copper DRC clearance checker for high voltage (hi pot) requirements between layers.
ADV [XL+]
1.0_031 09-10-2021
Checking
DrcBrowser
Facilitates the quick and easy identification and removal of DRC's.
ADV [XL+]
1.0_043 09-08-2021
Checking
Gnd Return Path
Identifies high speed signals that do not have a nearby GND return path when transitioning between different GND planes through the stackup.
ADV [XL+]
1.0_012 10-05-2018
Checking
Hole (DRC)
Hole to hole clearance checker. Checks edge to edge hole clearances between staggered and stacked vias supporting all types of vias.
ADV [XL+]
1.0_026 12-01-2020
Checking
Nov (Net over voids)
Identifies locations on nets where the signal overlaps voids (Impedance return path interuption areas)
ADV [XL+]
1.0_000 03-03-2019
Checking
Paste2Hole
Checks pastemask clearances to drilled holes and slot openings.
ADV [XL+]
1.0_006 09-04-2019
Checking
Review (Checklist)
Pre fabrication database checklist and review tool.
ADV [XL+]
1.0_011 11-03-2020
Checking
Xtalk
Xtalk tool. Aids in assigning xtalk properties and finding specific cline segments that are causing xtalk noise drc's.
ADV [XL+]
1.0_013 10-05-2018
Manufacture
Backdrill
Adds needed functionality to the standard Cadence Backdrill process. The main purpose is to automatically add route keepouts and optionally modify padstack features in the secondary non plated backdrill areas.
ADV [XL+]
1.0_021 04-17-2019
Manufacture
Detail
Copy any object between any class and subclass. Create details on another layer. Includes optional scaling, rotation and mirror support. Useful for fabrication and assembly drawing details among others. Much faster than creating and loading plot files.
DES [L+]
1.0_019 05-25-2021
Manufacture
Out
Completely automates the process of generating ALL manufacturing outputs. Greatly speeds the regeneration of outputs after the intial setup. Set and forget functionality because complete re-runs only require a single mouse click!
DES [L+]
1.0_064 10-21-2021
Manufacture
PinMask
Modifies pin soldermask openings.
ADV [XL+]
1.0_010 08-20-2020
Manufacture
Plot (PDF)
Comprehensive batch PDF plotting tool. Quickly plot all film records, multi sheet fab and assembly documentation drawings with a single mouse click.
DES [L+]
1.0_050 09-15-2021
Manufacture
Stackup (Swap)
Facilitates the quick and easy swapping of entire layers in the stackup.
ADV [XL+]
1.0_028 06-08-2021
Manufacture
Taper
Creates smooth (taper) transitions between different lines width junctions. This improves the reliability of connections on rigid or flex circuits.
ADV [XL+]
1.0_015 07-14-2020
Manufacture
Teardrop (Fillet)
Creates shape-based teardrops also known as fillets at trace-to-pad intersections. This ensures that the hole will not create a possible open at this point.
ADV [XL+]
1.0_050 05-20-2021
Manufacture
Testpoint
Provides additional useful and effective tools for managing testpoints.
ADV [XL+]
1.0_022 10-09-2020
Manufacture
Thieving
This utility creates custom manufacturing etch 'thieving' patterns on specified layers with enhanced parameters.
ADV [XL+]
1.0_015 07-14-2019
Manufacture
ViaMask
Modifies via soldermask openings or adds mask caps to vias close to solderpaste pads. Greatly enhances manuacturabilty by preventing opens and shorts cause by solder paste issues.
ADV [XL+]
1.0_017 10-05-2018
Tools
Derive Connect
Connects off center connections between clines/lines and pads/vias.
ADV [XL+]
1.0_002 10-05-2018
Tools
Pin Change
Intelligent, fast and easy pin padstack changer by window or selection. For example, helps with backdrill requirements for padstack modifications.
DES [L+]
1.0_010 10-05-2018
Tools
Text
Dramatically increases productivity and quality when creating silkscreen and assembly documentation. Provides a comprehensive text editing tool within the Allegro editor. Supports dynamic text size changes and custom variables for title block control, etc. Has features for custom pin number naming control.
DES [L+]
1.0_100 04-16-2021
Tools
Units
Integrated units converter for mils and millimeters. Useful when adding lines or moving objects for example by sending ipick commands to the console window. Also does addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
DES [L+]
1.0_005 09-13-2019
Tools
Via Change
Intelligent, fast and easy via padstack changer by window or selection. Also has via netname change feature, reports, etc.
DES [L+]
1.0_052 09-22-2021
Reports
Area
Adds up the square unit area of all the place bounds top and bottom and shows the recommended board size needed.
DES [L+]
0
Reports
Sym pin rpt
Makes a report of the pin names and number in a symbol.
DES [L+]
1.0_004 08-03-2020
Library
Library
Comprehensive library change and management tool. Single click library symbol modification and refresh functions. Place all parts from library and library reports. Detailed symbol compare between .brd and .dra's. Search by drill size, number of pins, package height range, etc.
ENG [P+]
1.0_110 11-01-2021
Library
Padstack
Automatically creates padstacks with rounded or chamfered shape corners.
ENG [P+]
1.0_004 10-05-2018
APD_SIP
FlipChipViaGen
Copies via structure to power and ground bumps under die and makes connections from top of substrate thru core and down through BGA.
DES [L+]
1.0_001 02-19-2018
APD_SIP
dxf2mcm
Utility to convert Autocad DXF input graphics to an intelligent APD .mcm database. This database is then used by other die to package signal integrity software.
DES [L+]
1.0_044 09-02-2018