how can i create a footprint in pcb editor? i remember in orcad i used the library manager. But i have seen in another post that pcb editor haven't got anything like library manager. is that true? ¿how do you create a footprint in pcb editor?
Yes, the PCB editor is totally different from Orcad layout. I dont know which tool are you using, but I guess this would be the common steps for PCB editors.
Click on NEW option under File menu, you will get New Drawing window. Select Package symbol in drawing type. Browse the loaction where you want save that. then OK
You will be taken to Package editor. Select add pins. Before this you have to create proper padstack for the component and have to assign library path under User prference where your all padstack are saved. Use the padstack and create the part and save it. That creates .DRA and .PSM files. Though it make you confuse when you moved from layout to PCB editor, but you can manage these with the help file. Go through that and give a try.
Hope this helps,,,,
In reply to Prasanna:
yes, i think i have understand but i still don't know: how do you create padstacks?
thanks a lot!
In reply to blackflowers:
I am using the Orcad 16.2 PCB editor. Referring that I am giving the path to PAD designer.
Start> Program> Orcad 16.2> Orcad PCB editor Utilities> Pad designer.
This is a small tool where you can create different types of pads. Please go through the help file and search fot the topic. This has totally different flow while creating the footprint. You can learn the things using help files, it's bit confusing in the beginning.
Hope this helps..
Does anybody know, how to create custom style footprints? With the Package wizard are just the regular packages available. But I have to design a whole bunch of non-standard devices. And it's quiet confusing because there is no way (at least i could not find any) to make a footrint for an SOT-223 (3 small terminals on one side and one big thermal terminal on the other side).
In reply to Nino:
Have a look at <your_install_dir>\doc\algrolibdev\algrolibdev.pdf which talks you through the process of manually adding pins, lines, text etc to create a footprint. There is also an Orcad App called pcbfootprintgen which is a cut down version of the new footprint tool EDABuilder. Both are available for a small cost. You can even get a 7 day free trial of the pcbfootprintgen which will generate IPC based footprints for you. Have a look at :-
http://orcadmarketplace.ema-eda.com/Publications.aspx then go to the online store to get the app.
In reply to steve:
After creating .dra file and .psm file hows create foot print and add to the capture cis ,And also the tell us hows measuring the dimention with out scale,,,,
.......because after creating a shape and all the thing its not possible to renew it.
In reply to PHMISTRY:
Put the name of the dra/psm into Capture CIS PCB Footpriint property, i.e. if your footprint is called soic8.dra/psm then put soic8 in the PCB Footprint property of the part in capture CIS.
Inside PCB Editor there is a Display - Measure command, make sure the correct items are enabled in the Find Filter (fold out menu on the right hand side) and then select the items you wish to measure. You'll see a popup box with the dimension information,x,y airgap etc.
You can renew parts. If you make a change to the dra/psm file go to the board that uses it and use Place - Update Symbols, select the relevant items and click on Refresh.