0 Replies Latest reply on Jan 3, 2018 5:11 AM by milostnik

    Allegro footprint conversion help needed


      Hello Folks,


      Hopefully you are up and running after New Year (as I wish you all the best) as we do, so let's get strait to the question:


      We got from a component producer an allegro footprint. (Molex connector: http://www.molex.com/molex/products/datasheet.jsp?part=active/0782121001_BACKPLANE_CONNECTO.xml )

      Where I am stuck is the translation of this footprint into a cell in Expedition.


      In the zip file we have exactly three files. A txt file , a dra file and a psm file.


      There are many possible ways to get this translation. All of them require to open an empty design and import the object to be translated.

      I see following options:

      1. File - Import - OrCAD:

      Here I see that the schematic is not available .dsn, and I have no library .olb.

      1. File - Import - Concept

      Also here I have no schematic .cpm, nor do I have any library in .cpm.

      1. File - Import - Symbols

      IF I try to import the .dra file or the .psm file or the .txt then designer goes into doing something for a short second or two and it ends with no message.


      How do you convert the footprints into cells of Expedition?