5 Replies Latest reply on May 17, 2011 3:04 PM by Gary_Lameris

    Making new components in DxDesigner without DxDataBook


      I'm trying to figure out how to make new components with DxDesigner without DxDataBook, but I'm running into problems.  To test things out, I created a really simple schematic with the component and tried to forward it to PADS Logic.


      Here are the steps I've done:


      1.  In PADS Layout I made a new library

      2.  I used PADS decal editor to make a new footprint and saved it to the created library

      3.  I select No for making a new part type

      4.  In DxDesigner I made a new writable library and added it to the symbol libraries

      5.  Selected File -> New -> Library Symbol

      6.  I went through the wizard and changed the pkg_type to the same name of the decal I created in PADS decal editor

      7.  Placed the component in a very simple schematic

      8.  In PADS Layout I selected Tools -> DxDesigner

      9.  I specified the DxDesigner project and then clicked forward to PCB

      10.  Recieved the warning "Warning: Attribute type Decal not found, free text attribute assumed"  The components were there with the wrong footprint.


      Any help on where I'm going wrong would be greatly appreciated.