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_023
03-27-2017
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_009
07-30-2015
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_010
04-18-2017
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_010
09-25-2015
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_051
06-29-2017
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_006
03-07-2015
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
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_033
02-13-2017
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_062
06-12-2017
Route
Coax (Shield)
Interactively create and edit coaxial traces.
ADV [XL+]
1.0_025
06-19-2017
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_022
03-29-2016
 
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_024
05-19-2017
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_034
06-07-2017
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_025
03-06-2017
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_007
11-09-2016
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_018
06-10-2017
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_010
06-07-2017
 
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_042
03-14-2017
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_039
04-26-2017
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_077
05-26-2017
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_016
03-16-2016
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_048
04-27-2017
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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