This walk-through demonstrates several ways you can create and add parts to a Capture library in version 22.1 (2022). After you complete this topic, you will be able to:
To follow along, continue with the design from the last topic or use the provided design files. If the design files were not downloaded in the beginning of the Capture Walk-Through, the design files for this lesson can be found under the Materials tab.Open in New Window
Step 1: Select File > Open > Library from the menu.
Step 2: Browse to the default Capture library path: C:\Cadence\SPB_22.1\tools\capture\library.
Step 3: Select the capsym.olb library and click Open. The library will be loaded into the project.
Note: Click on the arrow located in the right of the library, to change the view of the window: docked, floating, or a tabbed document.
Step 4: Hold CTRL on the keyboard and click GND_POWER and TitleBlock3 to select them.
Step 5: Press CTRL-C on the keyboard to copy.
Step 6: Select the Capture_Tutorial.opj tab to open the walk-through project hierarchy.
Step 7: Right-click the CAPTURETUTORIAL.OLB library and select Paste to add the ground and title block.
Step 8: Expand the library to see the parts.
Step 9: Right-click GND_POWER and select Rename.
Step 10: Enter the name GND and click OK.
Step 11: Right-click TitleBlock3 and select Rename. Enter the name TitleBlock and click OK.
Step 12: Right-click the CAPTURETUTORIAL.OLB library and select New Part.
Step 13: Enter the following information:
Note: Use TAB on the keyboard to quickly go to the next field.
Step 14: Click OK. The Part Editor tab opens.
Step 15: Click the boundary to display vertices.
Step 16: Click and drag the lower-right vertex to resize the boundary box to seven-by-seven units.
Step 17: Select Place > Rectangle from the menu.
Step 18: Click to start drawing the rectangle and click again to finish. Right-click and select End Mode.
Step 19: Select Place > Pin from the menu.
Step 20: Define the pin properties as follows and click OK to place.
Step 21: Click a location on the part boundary to place the pin.
Step 22: Press Shift-G on the keyboard to re-open the Place Pin window.
Step 23: Enter the pin values and place the pins using the properties below:
Note: When the pin ends in a number the next pin placed will be sequential. You can continue to click and place MT1 to MT4 and P_1 to P_2 without editing properties between pins.
Step 24: Right-click and select End Mode when finished.
Step 25: In the property sheet, de-select the Pin Name Visible checkbox.
Step 26: Select the <Value> text. Click and drag to move the text to a new location.
Note: Right-click and select Rotate to rotate the text.
Step 27: Double-click the text.
Step 28: Enter USB-B for the value and press Enter.
Step 29: Right-click the part tab and select Save to save the part.
Step 30: Right-click the part tab and select Close.