I have the following custom footprint with files:
fp1.psm; fp1.dra; r411_367.pad
If I put these fles (I tested) in C:\Cadence\SPB_16.3\share\pcb\pcb_lib\symbolsfootprint the footprint will be shown in Capture->ShowFootprint.
The problem is that I don't want to mess around the installation that doesn't belong to me. I nees to keep my files out of the installation as much as possible.
Even so, I tried to mess with PCB Editor (** my personal lib folder is H:/hm/proj/Electronica/_lib/PCB ***)
... so that:
set padpath = . symbols .. ../symbols C:/Cadence/SPB_16.3/share/local/pcb/padstacks C:/Cadence/SPB_16.3/share/pcb/pcb_lib/symbols C:/Cadence/SPB_16.3/share/pcb/allegrolib/symbols H:/hm/proj/Electronica/_lib/PCB
set psmpath = . symbols .. ../symbols C:/Cadence/SPB_16.3/share/local/pcb/symbols C:/Cadence/SPB_16.3/share/pcb/pcb_lib/symbols C:/Cadence/SPB_16.3/share/pcb/allegrolib/symbols H:/hm/proj/Electronica/_lib/PCB
... but still I can't convince Capture to find out the footprint if the filesare not located in C:\Cadence\SPB_16.3\share\pcb\pcb_lib\symbolsfootprint
Is there a way to convince Orcad Capture to find out my own lib's, specially footprints, messing around with the installation as less as possibe?