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I am seeing some strange issues in 16.5 with symbol & pads paths. When I create a new board I have to go in to the user preferences\Paths \Library each time to edit where I want Allegro to pull pads and symbols from. The issue is that the env file seems to get over written between designs with the cadence defaults for library locations. If I edit the locations they get written to the env file and everything works good. If I make the env file "Read Only" my paths to symbols and pads do not get blown out between designs.
I am using a folder called c:\Allegro_Libs and under that folder there are sub folders for both symbols and padstacks. I also notice that I have to put the actual sub folder path in the "PSMPath" otherwise Allegro wont see the libs. It appears that the program does not traverse sub folders relative to the root folder path, is this correct ?
I prefer to use a folder that is not in the cadence sub folder path for my libs etc as it is easier to maintain.
In reply to oldmouldy:
HI Om, I gave your suggestion a try and I did indeed have the setting configured as a favorite but the problem remains. I start a new board and "Puff" paths to pads and symbols get blown away and replaced with system defaults.
I can get around this by making the env file "Read Only" after I have made my changes to it. That seems to work fine.
The other thing I noticed as mentioned earlier is that Allegro does not seem able to traverse paths to sub folders of where a user may have their libraries. For example assume I have a path to my library folder called
and under my-libs is a folder called SMD that contains more symbols. If I do not create a path called c:\my-libs\smd in the pmspath setting Allegro will never see those symbols. This creates a whole can of worms in particular when you go to package up a design.
Perhaps I am doing something wrong, not too sure. Seems really odd that the software does not look beyond the exact path one would give it.... i.e look for sub-folders.