I find the one big footprint library very cumbersome. Has anyone broken theirs down into sub categories, ie; resistors, capacitors, ic's, etc..... If so are there any special constraints for the directory structure?
Do the padstacks need to be resident in the footprint library directory, or can I have a padstacks directory seperate from the footprints?
I would think I'd have to do something with the paths in order to make Editor locate the new sub directories, right?
I keep the .dra organized as you suggested in their own folders. But at the top of the library path I keep *all* of the .psm files. What is the advantage to this? The pathing is simple and Allegro will package correctly since it only cares about .psm files.
The only disadvantage is preview in OrCAD for footprints which I don't use.