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 Converting libraries 

Last post Fri, Nov 23 2012 3:07 PM by TH Designs. 1 replies.
Started by TH Designs 23 Nov 2012 02:32 PM. Topic has 1 replies and 512 views
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    • TH Designs
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    Converting libraries Reply

    I want to convert the standard SM.LLB from 16.2 into 16.5 format.

    I have created a catalog, set the plane layer to a routing layer and saved it as a .max file.

    I then start a new board in PCB Editor, go to CAD Translators and import the .MAX file I just created with the footprint symbols in it.

    I then export to libraries, specify the directory I want the files to go, and it says it completes. When I go to that directory there is nothing ther but a few .log files. No footprints.

    I have done this process before with other .LLB libraries and did not have any problems. For some reason I can't get it to translate the SM.LLB library for nothing.

    Any suggestions as to what I may be doing wrong? I have used this tech article as a guide: http://support.parallel-systems.co.uk/index.php/cadence/orcad/pcb-editor/item/108-ps-000044-tn-1

     it does create the .txt files but no .dra or .psm files though.

    Tom

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  • Fri, Nov 23 2012 3:07 PM

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    Re: Converting libraries Reply
    Figured it out. For some reason I had to move everything to a single directory under my root directory. The convert utility did not like working across different directories that were several folders down.
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