[PCB_FORUM] Re: Pad designer editor problems

 
Ahhhh...  (A light comes on)  I didn't realize you were double-clicking to
start it.  What platform/OS version are you on?
 
If windoze:

*       It could be an issue with the windows explorer

*       Have you tried opening up a command window (DOS window) and manually
running it? (i.e. "pad_designer 123456789_mod.pad")
*       Have you tried using "File > Open" from inside pad_designer?
*       If it doesn't even start pad_designer, is the "File Types" pointing
to a valid "pad_designer" and not one in an installation that no longer
exists?  Here's my current "Open" action command line:
"J:\Apps\edatools\psd\15.2d\tools\pcb\bin\pad_designer.exe" "%1"

If not:

*       Ain't got a clue

Not that I can replicate the problem, I can double-click "via22c14t125.pad"
in the explorer and it just complains that it can't create the journal file
(read only directory) and starts up.  I'm on XP Pro.
-- 
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Central Engineering, PCB Design Group
P.O. Box 500, M/S 39-512
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-----Original Message-----
From: Gary MacIndoe [mailto:gary.macindoe@xxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2004 14:52
To: icu-pcb-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [PCB_FORUM] Re: Pad designer editor problems


Hi Diane,
 
Well, it sounds like I shouldn't be having the problem that I'm having!
But...
 
I can copy any existing padstack, name it "123456789.pad", and it *will not*
load into "Pad_Designer" by double clicking it.  If I name the copy
"12345678.pad", it *will* load in.
 
Hey Cadence guys, any clue?  I guess it's time for an ISR.
 
Thanks for your time Diane!

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


-----Original Message-----
From: Dickoff, Diane J [mailto:diane.j.dickoff@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2004 2:41 PM
To: icu-pcb-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [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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                systems      

  agere                             76 Sandy Point Road

                                                    Yarmouth, Maine 04096

                        USA

 

Richard Weinberg              Tel: 207 846 4539

Applications Engineer                 rweinberg@xxxxxxxxx

            ReferenceDesigns                                   

      ___________________________________________________

 

 

-----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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