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VeSys 2.0 installation error

Some of my customers have experienced problems installing VeSys 2010_2a. When the installation is almost complete and VeSys manager is started the installation bombs out with the following message:...

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Forum Post: RE: Automatically placement of PINS on NETS

Hi Dan, Can you please help me to move the pin on the net if pin name and net name is same using skill?

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IC Packagers: An Introduction to Off-Grid Degassing

All of you doing advanced node package or silicon interposer substrate design in Allegro® Package Designer know what degassing is. And, while we talked last summer about massive performance...

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How to use variables in Calibre DRC Check Map statement

Hi all, I am very new to Calibre DRC deck creation.For experimentation purposes, I wish to write the statement like this : DRC Check Map myrule GDSII "Smylayer" "$mydtype" "$outputfile" APPEND...

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BoardSurfers: The New 17.4-2019 Dynamic Shape 'Fast' Mode is Truly Fast!

This year, it’s the new Fast shape mode, and I feel like I need to talk about it because it is a game-changer in working with positive shapes when it comes to performance and the display quality of...

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Loading a DxDesigner color scheme file

The attached script loads a DxDesigner color scheme (dxc) file and sets the object colors accordingly. The dxc file is an xml file with the format described in this tech note:...

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BoardSurfers: The New 17.4-2019 Dynamic Shape 'Fast' Mode is Truly Fast!

This year, it’s the new Fast shape mode, and I feel like I need to talk about it because it is a game-changer in working with positive shapes when it comes to performance and the display quality of...

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PartQuest to DigiKey login update scheduled 15-Jan-2015

The OpenID login to DigiKey from PartQuest is planned for an enhancement tomorrow.  I know several users have had problems with this in the past, and we expect this update to resolve these issues. Some...

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License error [mgls_errno = 203] with latest HASP driver 7.41.0.0

Hi all, I'm running Xpedition VX.1.1 with a USB dongle on a Windows 7 prof. system with HASP driver 6.65.0.0 and everything is working fine.If I upgrade the HASP driver to version 7.41.0.0 then my...

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How do I unlock a schematic that is locked by "me"

xDx Designer froze and I eventually had to kill the program.  However, now when I open up the project I cannot edit the schematic.  It says This schematic is in readonly mode because it is locked by...

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