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 16.5 New footprint from Package Designer to PCB Editor? 

Last post Wed, Oct 17 2012 8:22 AM by Grue42. 2 replies.
Started by Grue42 16 Oct 2012 02:47 PM. Topic has 2 replies and 2111 views
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    • Grue42
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    16.5 New footprint from Package Designer to PCB Editor? Reply

    Hello,

    I am a new 16.5 user.  I designed some footprints in package designer as per the tutorials.  I saved them in a folder as .psm and .dra parts. 
    However when I go to create a netlist in Capture, or even to simply manually place the parts in PCB Editor neither I nor the software can find them. 

    In PCB Editor they are not in the "Package Symbols" list anymore (I feel like they were at some point). I don't see where to import them.
    Do I create a library?  Am I missing an import function?  Am I missing some crucial step?

    If someone could walk me through this I would be very appreciative, thank you.

    Cheers!

    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
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  • Wed, Oct 17 2012 2:40 AM

    • steve
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    Re: 16.5 New footprint from Package Designer to PCB Editor? Answer Reply

    The folder where you saved the dra and psm (and pads) will need to be listed in the padpath and psmpath settings. Take a look at :-

    http://www.parallel-systems.co.uk/images/PDF/Defining_padpath_psmpath.pdf

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  • Wed, Oct 17 2012 8:22 AM

    • Grue42
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    Re: 16.5 New footprint from Package Designer to PCB Editor? Reply

     Ah I knew it must be something simple!  Very clear, thank you!

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