Footprints can also be imported manually. The second half of the tutorial video above also demonstrates these steps.

1. Add files to your padstack path

2. Import pad shapes

Note: some parts don’t contain pad shapes. This step can be skipped if no .psx files exist.

For each pad shape script file (*.psx) in the .zip file:

  1. In Allegro, select File > Script
  2. In the Scripting window, click Browse
  3. In the file browser window, change File of Type to All Files (*.*)
  4. Select the file ending in .psx, then click Open.
  5. In the Scripting window, click Replay.

3. Import padstacks

For each of the pad designer script files (*_pad.scr) in the .zip file:

  1. From the Windows Start Menu, navigate to the Cadence application folder, then select PCB Editor Utilities > Pad Designer
  2. In the Pad Designer window, select File > Script
  3. In the Scripting window, click Browse
  4. In the file browser window, change "File of Type" to "Script Files" (*.scr)
  5. Select a file ending in "_pad.scr", then click Open
  6. In the Scripting window, click Replay

4. Import package

  1. In Allegro, select File > Script
  2. In the Scripting window, click Browse
  3. Select the file ending in "_pkg.scr" for the part downloaded from SnapEDA, then click Open
  4. In the Scripting window, click Replay
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