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:
- File - Import - OrCAD:
Here I see that the schematic is not available .dsn, and I have no library .olb.
- File - Import - Concept
Also here I have no schematic .cpm, nor do I have any library in .cpm.
- 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?