I am experiencing two issues with DxDesigner/PADS Layout while attempting to forward my schematic information to PADS layout. I found related discussions, but none that helped me resolve my issues. Any help is appreciated.
Issue 1: Unable to assign a PCB Decal to symbol using PADS Decal Browser
When I click Apply to Symbol in PADS Decal Browser, the PKG_TYPE property is not populated with my selection.
Issue 2: Warning "Attribute type PKG_TYPE not found, free text attribute assumed" when importing .asc into PADS Layout
The steps I take are:
- Manually enter the PCB Decal name in the PKG_TYPE property to work around previous issue.
- Run PCB Interface -- Create Netlist for Layout (Forward to Layout)
- In PADS Layout Library Manager, import .p file and verify part type has an associated decal.
- Import .asc file to PADS Layout. At this point I receive the following ascii.err file pop-up and warning message.
Reading file -- C:\PADS Projects\TestProject30\MyProject.asc
Warning: Attribute type PKG_TYPE not found, free text attribute assumed
**INPUT WARNINGS FOUND**
Despite the warning, everything appears to import fine. Why am I receiving the warnings?