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I have a general question here. Say I am given a Symbol (.dra & .psm) to use in my design.
I do not have the padstack used within this symbol (.pad). Am I still able to open the .dra file in PCB Editor?
Can I use the symbol in Allegro? Can I pull the padstack file out of the symbol file somehow?
Im asking because I have a symbol that I can open fine by itself in PCB Editor. However, when I import it from Capture to Allegro in my design, it barks at me because it can't find the related padstack file.
Thank you in advance.
In reply to oldmouldy:
Thanks! I am using PCB Editor 16.3.
I don't have 'Libraries' under File>Export
DXF, IDF, Sub-Drawing, IPF, Techfile, Parameters, Save desing to 16.01, save design to 16.2
Where else would I find this?
In reply to gveitch:
If you don't see it in the menu, I would run the batch command "dump_libraries" from a DOS command prompt.
Type system on the Allegro command line to get to a DOS command prompt quickly then type the following:
This will not only dump the Padstacks used in the symbol but also any related Shape Symbols that may be used in the Padstacks as well.
Hope this helps,Mike Catrambone
In reply to mcatramb91:
Thank you both!
Both methods work. My bad not mentioning the version originally, did not realize how different they are.