I thought I would have an answer to this problem by now. Maybe this is not the correct place for my question?
Yes - it is the right place for the question.
As far as I know there is no built-in functionality in PADS Logic to handle this. However you have a couple of posibilities.
1) Instruct the other PADS users to modify the [Logic_Family_List] section of the powerlogic.ini file on their computer.
New families can also be created by using the Part Editor:
In the axample above I add a 'ZEN' family and assign the Prefix 'Z'.
2) Instruct the other PADS users what to do when they encounter the 'Component AlphaPrefix for new part-type' question when adding a part to the schematic.
3) Setup somekind of script that synchronizes the [Logic_Family_List] section of your powerlogic.ini to the other PADS users .ini file.
Actually this is the solution we have at my company.
Each time the user restarts the computer a new powerlogic.ini file is generated setting all the standard information and values.
This way we all use the same settings and libraries.
Thanks for your answer.
I am using PADS 2.2 with Integrated Flow and I have discovered the same issue. It is really annoying to have such a dependency on a Central Library... Does anyone from Mentor found a way to fix it automatically?