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Adding Special Components to a project

Question asked by barry_mcginley on Jul 16, 2012
Latest reply on Jul 17, 2012 by robert_davies

Toolset: PADS9.3.1


Issue: I would like to add NC, Onsheet and Offsheet symbols to a schematic for DRC purposes but they do not seem to be available.


Description I can see the symbols in the \SDD_HOME\standard\examples\SampleLib2007\SymbolLibs\builtin\sym directory ( e.g onsheet.1 ) but I can't seem to add them to my project. I go to Setup/Settings; then in the Setting popup I go to Project/Boards/Special Components and see nothing available in the viewer. Here's a screenshot




Next new is selected and another popup opens with a list of libraries. In this case it is the libraries in DxDatabook and my local project library but the builtin library is not listed. here's another screenshot




I've tried going to Settings/Board/Symbol Libraries to import the builtin library and trying to import a library from the standard/examples/sampleLib2007 directory because I can see the onsheet.1 symbol file there. Unfortuantely the popup is looking for a *.prj file and there are none to be found in any of the library directories. Here's the final screenshot:




I'm working my way through the DxD users guide, DxD reference manual, and DxD synbole editor manual and I haven't found anything helpful with this problem.


In a nutshell how do I import a built in library into a project ( and find the elusive *.prj file)?


Thanks for your ideas and suggestions.