[PCB_FORUM] Re: Pad designer editor problems

Note: Flash and symbol shape names are restricted to 18 characters in
v14.2 

In 15.0 Allegro is being modified to allow net and pad stack name
lengths 

of up to 256 characters. In 14.0 component symbol, device, and package 

names were already modified in the same manner.

According to sourcelink.....Diane

 

 

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From: Jelena Larsen [mailto:jelenal@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2004 1:11 PM
To: icu-pcb-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [PCB_FORUM] Re: Pad designer editor problems

 

Greetings,

 

Could this be a character length issue?  Looks like anything beyond 8
characters does not work for you with the padstack in question.

 

Jelena Larsen

 

 

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From: Gary MacIndoe [mailto:gary.macindoe@xxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2004 12:59 PM
To: icu-pcb-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [PCB_FORUM] Re: Pad designer editor problems

 

Shirley,

 

You've hit on something here.  When I rename the "r11x44_mod" to
"r11x44m" or "r11x44mo", it will load into "Pad_Designer".  For some
strange reason, adding that extra "d" (to make "r11x44mod"), causes it
to not load.

 

To make it an even stranger situation, "r11x44-m" and "r11x44_m" will
also load, but *not* "r11x44-mo" nor "r11x44_mo" (it just doesn't like
that third added character?!?).

 

Gary E. MacIndoe
PCB Design Engineer
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Longmont, Colorado

        -----Original Message-----
        From: Bolman, Shirley H [mailto:shirley.h.bolman@xxxxxxxxx]
        Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2004 11:45 AM
        To: icu-pcb-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: [PCB_FORUM] Re: Pad designer editor problems

        Richard

        Have you tried to save a new padstack as r11x44m instead of
_mod?

        the _mod really shouldn't be a problem. I also believe that
where the tool

        is saving the padstack to may not be where allegro is looking
for the padstacks.

         

        Shirley

         

        
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        From: Gary MacIndoe [mailto:gary.macindoe@xxxxxxx] 
        Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2004 10:31 AM
        To: icu-pcb-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: [PCB_FORUM] Re: Pad designer editor problems

        Richard,

         

        No, there is no flash involved.  It is a pure rectangular SMT
pad with the soldermask modified.

         

        Gary E. MacIndoe
        PCB Design Engineer
        Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
        Longmont, Colorado

                -----Original Message-----
                From: Weinberg, Richard (Richard)
[mailto:rweinberg@xxxxxxxxx]
                Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2004 11:03 AM
                To: icu-pcb-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
                Subject: [PCB_FORUM] Re: Pad designer editor problems

                I've managed to clear a few more cob webs. The problem
showed up when I loaded a flash in Allegro. Does this pad stack have a
flash? Try to look at it.

                 

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                -----Original Message-----
                From: Gary MacIndoe [mailto:gary.macindoe@xxxxxxx] 
                Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2004 12:56 PM
                To: icu-pcb-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
                Subject: [PCB_FORUM] Re: Pad designer editor problems

                 

                Thanks Richard.  This padstack is in the same directory
with others that I have no problem loading into the padstack editor
(they don't have the "_mod" at the end).

                 

                Gary E. MacIndoe
                PCB Design Engineer
                Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
                Longmont, Colorado

                        -----Original Message-----
                        From: Weinberg, Richard (Richard)
[mailto:rweinberg@xxxxxxxxx]
                        Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2004 10:17 AM
                        To: icu-pcb-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
                        Subject: [PCB_FORUM] Re: Pad designer editor
problems

                        I've seen this before. I'm not sure but, check
if there are any spaces in any of the directory names in the total path.

                         

        
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                        Applications Engineer
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                        -----Original Message-----
                        From: Gary MacIndoe
[mailto:gary.macindoe@xxxxxxx] 
                        Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2004 12:03 PM
                        To: Allegro Forum
                        Subject: [PCB_FORUM] Pad designer editor
problems

                         

                        Hey guys,

                         

                        Anyone see this while trying to edit a padstack?
I have a padstack that I modified from another one with "_mod" at the
end (i.e. the padstack is named "r11x44_mod.pad").  Could it be the "_"?
I tried replacing the "_" with a "-", then taking it out altogether,
same results.  Only when I remove the "mod", can I edit the padstack!  I
can edit ones without the "_mod" all I want.

                         

                        Thanks for any replies!

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                        Gary E. MacIndoe
                        PCB Design Engineer
                        Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
                        Longmont, Colorado

                         

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