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Making new components in DxDesigner without DxDataBook

Question asked by tim_clavette on May 6, 2011
Latest reply on May 17, 2011 by Gary_Lameris

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.