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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by [email protected], Aug 4, 2007.

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  1. Guest

    Does anyone know if its possible to download symbols and footprints
    for a wide(or almost all) the devices from, say, TI and/or ADI to
    integrate with orcad? Its a real bitch to manually add them; specially
    when it doesn't seem to want to add simple information like price.

  2. PeteS

    PeteS Guest

    Some components from various manufacturers have orcad symbols available.
    If you want to add price to the part, just make a new attribute and give
    it a value - you can get that to come out with the BOM by adding the
    attribute in the output attribute list. No problem there at all.

    FWIW, I have added a lot of Orcad symbols in my time and never really
    found any to be particularly bitchy; in fact I preferred to add my own
    so I could have a consistent format for my parts and symbols.


  3. PeteS

    PeteS Guest

    Further to that - I never use the symbols and parts that ship with Orcad
    for a lot of reasons, not least among them that the default is to hide
    the power pins, and for parts that have multiple internal devices the
    power is on each and every one of them.

    The issue with hiding the power pins is that it's ok in a single supply
    world, but I haven't done a non-trivial design with a single power rail
    in at least 10 years. The effort to get the part and tweak it is more
    than it takes for me to create my own part. I am not above borrowing the
    symbol outlines, of course.

    The added value of all the parts that ship with OrCad is merely as an
    aid to how to make my own.


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