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 footprint creation does not create psm or ssm file 

Last post Tue, Sep 18 2012 7:20 PM by Wilson Lim. 5 replies.
Started by Wilson Lim 14 Sep 2012 04:12 AM. Topic has 5 replies and 1395 views
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  • Fri, Sep 14 2012 4:12 AM

    • Wilson Lim
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    footprint creation does not create psm or ssm file Reply
    Hi there, after I had finish create the symbol and save the footprint (.dra) but the psm do not create together after save the footprint. This problem also same as creating the pin shape (.ssm) file. Anyone face this problem before? I had try to re-install the Cadance Allegro 16.5. But still the same, no psm or ssm being create after save the footprint. Kindly please advise, thanks!
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  • Fri, Sep 14 2012 5:18 AM

    • priya05
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    Re: footprint creation does not create psm or ssm file Reply
    Think that your footprint naming have some illegal characters like space,dot etc.repalce it with _ underscore.
    regards, priya.
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  • Sat, Sep 15 2012 10:18 AM

    • Wilson Lim
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    Re: footprint creation does not create psm or ssm file Reply
    Thanks your reply, but i use other computer to save it and got the psm or ssm together, i sure my computer problem Not naming problem. Kindly please advise, thanks!
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  • Mon, Sep 17 2012 10:24 PM

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    Re: footprint creation does not create psm or ssm file Reply

     Try to export the library by using 'DLIB' ( no quotes) on the command line or  File -> Export-> Libraries also give correct path and export.

    I hope this may help you, thanks...

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  • Tue, Sep 18 2012 5:46 AM

    • mcatramb91
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    Re: footprint creation does not create psm or ssm file Reply

    There are two settings that could cause this to occur:

    1) The symbol name is longer than the default 31 characters - you can increase the character limit in the Design Parameter under the Design Tab and look for the Long Name Size setting.  (Setup > Design Parameters...)

    2) The Environmental variable "no_symbol_onsave" is set in your local environment on the computer which is showing the problem.  Go into the User Preferences Editor (Setup > User Preferences...) under the Drawing Category and make sure the "no_symbol_onsave" preference is not enabled. (not checked)

    This assumes that there isn't something missing from your symbol (Ref Designator) or something wrong with your symbol (duplicate pin numbers or multiple shapes in one shape symbol) which would prevent the symbol from being created - but it would pop open a window to report errors in these cases.

    Hope this helps,
    Mike Catrambone
    Plexus Engineering Solutions

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  • Tue, Sep 18 2012 7:20 PM

    • Wilson Lim
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    Re: footprint creation does not create psm or ssm file Reply

    Hi Mike,

     Thanks for your reply, it work for me after I had remove the environmental variable setting from the "env" file. thanks!

    Best regards,

    Wilson Lim 

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