Orcad/Allegro FAQ

FAQ and solutions to common issues in Orcad/Allegro

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How can i generate the .pad files from the .dra files?

A guide to help you get the .pad files from .dra files in Allegro
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Why do slotted holes appear round on the PCB footprint I downloaded?

Why do slotted holes appear round on the PCB footprint I downloaded in Allegro?
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What if the batch file won’t run on my machine?

What if the batch file won’t run on my machine?
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How should I handle multiple installations of Cadence Allegro?

How should I handle multiple installations of Cadence Allegro?
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How do I edit the padstack path?

How do I edit the padstack path in Allegro?
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I’m using an older version of Allegro and it’s repeatedly asking to import the padstack.

I’m using an older version of Allegro and it’s repeatedly asking to import the padstack.
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I encountered an error stating "E- Command not found: newdrawfillin ..." while trying to run the *_pkg.scr file

I encountered an error stating "E- Command not found: newdrawfillin ..." while trying to run the *_pkg.scr file in Allegro
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My Allegro footprint imported, but the pads are missing.

My Allegro footprint imported, but the pads are missing.
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I receive an error "Padstack names are too long for Orcad PCB Designer 17.2"

I receive an error "Padstack names are too long for Orcad PCB Designer 17.2"
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