I know you can preview a PADS decal by highlighting a symbol in a schematic but is there a way to preview a decal when selecting parts in the library Symbol View window in DxDesigner?
we currently do not support this within DxD.
I suggest you to file this in PADS Ideas web side and we will consider it for our next releases.
Thanks, I will file it
One thing to remember - it is possible to preview a both a symbol & decal when using DxDatabook as a component searching & selction tool.
As Paolo replied, this is not supported in DxDesigner CL View of the library, but as John Peloso stated, this has been and still is a feature of DxDatabook and PADS, but it is just not a feature of viewing the library in the the CL View. You need to purchase, setup and use DxDatabook for the decal preview function. The DECAL viewer then matchs the PADS part type and decal to to the appropriate DxDatabook properties (DEVICE and PKG_TYPE) to display the footprint.
If needed in the CL View, please continue with the enhancement request in the Mentor IDEAS site.
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