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 Library conversion using 16.6 

Last post Thu, Dec 20 2012 5:08 AM by TH Designs. 2 replies.
Started by TH Designs 19 Dec 2012 12:12 PM. Topic has 2 replies and 660 views
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  • Wed, Dec 19 2012 12:12 PM

    • TH Designs
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    Library conversion using 16.6 Reply

    I just updated to 16.6 yesterday. (latest ISR also)

    Today I went to convert some of my old Layout parts using the exact same process I have used before. I now get errors. I can see the parts in 16.6 but when I export them to a library I get the following log file output:

    *** Creating all device files (see create_devices.log) ***
      *** Creating padstacks. ***

      DIN_LLB_PAD1 being dumped.

      DIN_LLB_PAD2 being dumped.

      DIN_LLB_PAD3 being dumped.

      DIN_LLB_PAD4 being dumped.

      DIN_LLB_HOLE1 being dumped.

      SM_LLB_PAD25_1 being dumped.
      *** Creating package symbols (.dra and .psm) ***

      smc2220 being dumped.

    ERROR: For symbol Symbol Definition "Smc2220", SM_LLB_PAD25_1 padstack not found . Pin not added.
    ERROR: For symbol Symbol Definition "Smc2220", SM_LLB_PAD25_1 padstack not found . Pin not added.
      conn_din_96pin_ra being dumped.

      conn_din_96pin_vert being dumped.

    *********************** Summary *********************
    ERRORs reported:                           2

    Number of padstacks dumped:                6
    Number of package symbols dumped:          3

    Total number of symbols dumped:            3
    *****************************************************

    The interesting part is that the padstacks are made as is the symbol, but the symbol contains no padstacks.

    Is this a new feature in 16.6?

    Tom

    PS: I probably could have remade the parts in less time then I have spent trying to figure it out...........

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  • Thu, Dec 20 2012 1:28 AM

    • oldmouldy
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    Re: Library conversion using 16.6 Reply
    Hi Tom, this seems to OK from my tests. Is there an SM_LLB_PAD25_1 PAD file in the directory? If so, you take a look at it with Pad Designer. Also, you could try Tools>Padstack>Modify Design Padstack and see if the SM_LLB_PAD25_1 looks OK and can be updated back to the BRD file.
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  • Thu, Dec 20 2012 5:08 AM

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    Re: Library conversion using 16.6 Reply

    Well, different story this morning.......... I opened one of the .dra files from yesterday and it now has all of the pins in it and I was able to create the .psm file. Yesterday it didn't. The only thing I did was restart the computer this morning when I came in.

    I'd still like to understand what all of the "dumped" messages are. I didn't see that type of message on any of the other parts I've converted.

    Tom

    Oh, I did look at the pads yesterday and they all seemed fine. I even moved them from the "convert" directory to my path specified padstacks directory with no effect.

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