Discrete Parameter is a new feature added in v12, allowing designers to select a discrete part value from a list of pre-defined part values. The part values are obtained from the part manufacturer’s catalog or website.
By default the new parameter is set to ‘continuous’ and is not displayed on the schematic. This parameter overrides the main part value entry when set. In addition to having discrete part values at the end of the list is an option for “Discrete Optimization” of parts from a specific vendor. Each family pertains to a given body style (e.g. 0201, 0402, etc.) and typically covers component values over 2-3 decades (e.g., 1-1800 pF).
To access the discrete parameter double-click on the model instance in the schematic. The discrete parameter is near the bottom of the parameter list.
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Discrete Optimization Examples