Cross-Check function

Connecting ZofzPCB and a schematic editor or viewer

Even better way to spot errors - browse the PCB and let your schematic tool show the corresponding object. Or browse the schematic and let the ZofzPCB show you the corresponding object on the PCB. ZofzPCB recognizes components, pins, nets. It is done by loading IPC356 test-points file.

ZofzPCB exposes two programmatic interfaces. 1.file based and 2.WM_COPYDATA

Cross Probe Interface Descripton

Now BB Bortolo provides script, allowing a connection between Cadence® OrCad® and ZofzPCB.
BB PCB DESIGN DI BOLIS BORTOLO
Cadence® / OrCad®

Check out the demo video

Download the script

»» capCrossProbe.zip ««

Copyright © 2015 BB PCB Design di Bolis Bortolo, Updated: Version: 1.1
The software is provided FREE ($0.00) of charge.

Bortolo's script instalations instructions:

  1. Of course OrCad Capture / (lite) must be instaled on the system, version 16.6 or higher.
  2. It is adviced to update the OrCad using the latest patches.
  3. Unzip the capCrossProbe.zip file to a folder
  4. Run CopyFiles.bat (double-click on it)
  5. Script may ask for allowance to create directory, overwrite files. Normally just press any key.
  6. Instalation is finished.

How to run...

  1. Open an Orcad dsn file.
  2. Open Sheet
  3. Start Cross Probe
    Menu: Accessories/BB PCB Design Aps/Start Cross Probe
  4. Script ask you to select previously zofzproj created file. Choose the correct one
    Select Project File dialog box
  5. Once zofzproj file is opened you can start bidirectional crossprobe.

Disclaimer:

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND THE AUTHOR DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THIS SOFTWARE INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS SOFTWARE.