Menu
Name
Description
Option
Rev
Doc
Demo
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_003 07-30-2015
Edit
Align
Alignment tool for aligning symbols.
DES [L+]
1.0_000 04-23-2017
Edit
Change/Copy
Changes or copies lines, clines, shapes and text objects to any other layer even across layer classes.
DES [L+]
1.0_024 08-28-2017
Edit
Circle
Dynamically edits the diameter and width of circles and circular shapes.
DES [L+]
1.0_002 03-07-2015
Edit
Copy
Copy object(s) 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_012 05-19-2017
Edit
Cut/Copy (Free)
Cut clines, lines, arcs, vias, shapes and voids by path or box. An additional feature enables copying a cut box area to another location.
No charge
1.0_023 04-14-2017
Edit
Ipick
Moves selected database elements by grid increments using the arrow keys.
DES [L+]
1.0_003 04-27-2017
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_022 04-18-2017
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_014 08-31-2016
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_000 05-25-2017
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_023 05-26-2017
Edit
Offset (Poly)
Offsets lines and arcs by a specified distance.
DES [L+]
1.0_005 04-18-2017
Edit
Prop
Add/Delete/Edit properties (also removes or adds specttra fan out symbol attachment props).
DES [L+]
1.0_008 03-07-2015
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_006 03-07-2015
Edit
Split (Dimensions)
Splits 16.5 associative dimensions into lines and text so that they may be edited easier.
DES [L+]
1.0_010 09-19-2017
Edit
Stretch (Free)
Dynamically stretch clines, lines, arcs, shapes and voids by window.
No charge
1.0_018 11-11-2015
Edit
Vertex (Trim/Extend)
Extend or trim multiple clines, lines and arcs to an object intersection or axis.
DES [L+]
1.0_015 04-16-2017
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_015 03-07-2015
Edit
Zcopy
Converts objects including clines, lines, pins and vias to shapes on any layer with other advanced capabilities.
DES [L+]
1.0_026 06-14-2017
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_011 07-25-2017
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_008 08-24-2016
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_012 06-17-2017
Add
Line/Shape
Add lines and shapes with unique enhanced object snap capabilies and reference point selections.
DES [L+]
1.0_013 05-26-2017
Add
Rectangle
Adds rectangles dynamically by width/height based on a center point selection.
DES [L+]
1.0_003 05-26-2017
Display
Highlight
Highlight tool with advanced search capabilities.
ENG [P+]
1.0_011 08-08-2017
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_052 07-25-2017
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_013 06-05-2017
Setup
Extents (Resize)
Calculates and reduces the drawing extents based on used area.
DES [L+]
1.0_007 07-11-2017
Setup
Menu
dalTools command selection alternative menu GUI.
DES [L+]
1.0_020 05-24-2017
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_008 08-23-2016
Setup
PCB Stat
Records and reports PCB Design related statistics and data for all PCB Layouts. Information captured and summarized is: Total editing time, drcs, placed symbols, etc.
MGR+
0
Shape
Check
Multi feature shape check utility.
DES [L+]
1.0_009 06-29-2017
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_034 07-07-2017
Shape
Net
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_009 04-07-2016
Shape
Priority
Displays and sets shape voiding priorities.
DES [L+]
1.0_004 03-07-2015
Shape
Split
Automatically splits planes by anti etch and reassigns net names.
ADV [XL+]
1.0_013 06-26-2017
Logic
Diff pair
Comprehensive differential pair tool. Aids in quickly assigning diff pair properties and removing diff pair drcs.
ADV [XL+]
1.0_018 06-07-2017
Logic
Net
Allows for on the fly creation, deletion and editing of net connections in the PCB editor.
ADV [XL+]
1.0_009 12-31-2016
Logic
Net short (Free)
Adds multiple net_short properties for sense lines automatically and generates a fabrication drawing note.
No charge
1.0_013 06-28-2017
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_006 04-14-2017
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_014 06-23-2017
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_010 06-22-2015
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_063 08-17-2017
Route
Coax (Shield)
Interactively create and edit coaxial traces.
ADV [XL+]
1.0_026 09-18-2017
Route
Spiral (Free)
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_006 03-07-2015
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_010 09-08-2015
Route
ViaInsert
Inserts vias based on a text input xy file.
ADV [XL+]
1.0_003 09-17-2013
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_025 09-01-2017
Checking
Check (DFM) $ Requires GXL license
Comprehensive design validation tool that finds and reports problems. Performs 'Valor' type DFM (Design For Manufacture) checks. Available 1st quarter 2014.
DFM [GXL+]
1.0_003 03-13-2017
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_041 04-19-2017
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_026 09-18-2017
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_037 07-26-2017
Checking
Drc
Facilitates the quick and easy identification and removal of DRC's. Also includes other Valor like checks for example, netlist, etch, drill, silkscreen, soldermask and soldermask analysis. Includes a 3D copper to copper DRC clearance checker for high voltage (hi pot) requirements between layers.
ADV [XL+]
1.0_026 08-02-2017
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_008 08-08-2017
Checking
Hole
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_019 08-10-2017
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_011 08-03-2017
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_018 06-28-2017
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_013 05-27-2016
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_044 08-28-2017
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_040 07-27-2017
Manufacture
Stackup (Swap)
Facilitates the quick and easy swapping of entire layers in the stackup.
ADV [XL+]
1.0_009 02-27-2017
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_012 05-26-2017
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_025 06-18-2017
Manufacture
Testpoint
Provides additional useful and effective tools for managing testpoints.
ADV [XL+]
1.0_012 04-14-2017
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_013 03-07-2015
Tools
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
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_008 10-27-2016
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_079 09-19-2017
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_002 03-07-2015
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_017 07-14-2017
Reports
Sym pin rpt
Makes a report of the pin names and number in a symbol.
DES [L+]
1.0_001 09-05-2008
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_049 09-19-2017
Library
Padstack
Automatically creates padstacks with rounded or chamfered shape corners.
ENG [P+]
1.0_002 02-14-2017
HDL
Align
Aligns wires/signames and bodies. Works better than the built in align commands.
ENG [P+]
1.0_006 08-24-2016
HDL
Grid
Reports and zooms to off grid bodies with an option to automatically move them on grid.
ENG [P+]
1.0_007 09-12-2016
HDL
Multi Site Copy
Gui based tool to facilitate the copying of single site schematics into multi-site schematics
ENG [P+]
1.0_005 09-12-2016
HDL
Net Place
Enables quick wire and signame automated entry providing a selection menu of all already named nets.
ENG [P+]
1.0_016 04-28-2017
HDL
Pin Wire
Automatically adds wires with signal names and discrete symbols or ports to selected pins on symbols or blocks. This eliminates many manual steps in the schematic design thereby dramatically increasing accuracy and productivity.
ENG [P+]
1.0_007 11-18-2015
HDL
Search Replace
Search and replace property tool. Provides for the quick and easy changing of refdes prefixes or suffixes etc.
ENG [P+]
1.0_010 09-12-2016
HDL
Section
Tool to aid in auto sectioning and/or versioning bodies. Especially useful on large pin count sizeable symbols.
ENG [P+]
1.0_010 09-13-2016
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_000 01-20-2016
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_042 03-07-2015
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