- Integration to OrCAD Library Builder
The OrCAD Library Builder product can be launched directly from OrCAD CIP to create a new symbol. If CIP is opened inside Capture, after you add a temporary part from distributor search, you will be able to start OrCAD Library Builder from an icon in the CIP datasheet link. OrCAD Library Builder will open to the PDF document link downloaded from the distributor search. You can create the symbol with OrCAD Library Builder and then export the symbol. The symbol name is automatically updated in CIP when completed.
- Preview Symbol for Mapping
You can now preview symbols in your library before mapping them to a component part. After you find the part you need using distributor search and add it to your CIP database, you do not have to remember the symbol by name to map your symbol. You can use CIP to preview symbols in your libraries. You can preview and add as many logical representation of the symbol as needed. You can add symbols from Cadence library as well.
You can take advantage of the easy to use search to find a part in CIP. After finding the part in CIP, you can place the symbol right onto your Capture schematic.
- Template for Advanced Export
If you have a standard template of parameters or manufacturer parts that you would like to use to export from CIP, you can define and save the template. When you have a BOM that you need to get additional information from CIP, you only need to select from any of your saved templates. This ensures consistency of BOM across groups.
- Restriction of Fields Based on User Roles
In addition to allowing various users to be able to perform certain tasks, permissions and visibility on fields can now be customized for each role. If you would like to only allow various roles to be able to edit or view certain fields, you can customize each role for your specific process. For example, if you have librarians who create and modify symbols and footprints, the Administrator can remove edit permission on those fields to all other users.
Additional fields can be viewed in the Temporary Parts tab. Each user can configure this tab to add any field from the components tables. Once configured, these columns will show data corresponding to the temporary part as it is updated in the database.
- Export Part Data to Excel or CSV
All data associated with a part can be exported from a component page. After viewing a part, you can export all fields to an Excel or CSV formatted file. This can be used to build reports.
Search capabilities have been enhanced in CIP 5.0 to enable complex queries, search history, and quick keyword search
- Auto Part Numbering by Table
The auto generated part numbering has been enhanced to allow configuration of different prefixes per table. If you choose to use the built in auto-number feature of CIP, you can configure each table to have a different prefix.
Enhancements have been made for copying parts. When a copy of a part is made, you have the choice to have the copy created as a temp or formal number. The data for all the attributes can be modified before you save the part. You have the option to exclude the manufacturer parts from being copied. After you have made all your edits, you can save the part as a temp or formal part where you enter your own part number or formal part with an auto-generated part number. When you save the part, the auto-generated number will pull the next available unique part number.
- Quick Part Table Reassignment
If you create a part or add a part as Temp part to an incorrect table by mistake, you no longer have to remove the part and then create the part in the correct table. You can bring the part up and select the table that you want the part to be moved to.
- Update Existing Parts with Current Distributor Data
The distributor search has been enhanced to allow transfer of parametric data from the distributor part to an existing part. After finding a distributor part, you will have the option to overwrite your existing parametric data with new data from the distributor part. The manufacture data and distributor data will be added and parametric data will be updated.
- Quick Links to CIP Data from CIS Explorer
In CIS explorer, you can select the CIP link to view the part details. When you click the link, CIP will be opened to the part inside your default browser. If you haven’t logged in, you will be asked to log in. The manufacturer, manufacturer part number and datasheet fields corresponding to the left most part in CIP will now be available in CIS. You can update your .DBC configuration to transfer these fields to designs.