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Symbols

Before updating to PADS Maker 2.0 from Designer Schematic 1.1 we recommend you take the following steps to backup your symbols during the update.

  1. Copy C:/DesignerProjects/Libraries to a temporary location with a new name.
  2. Uninstall Designer products from Control Panel
  3. Install PADS Maker Products and activate your license
  4. Go to Tools>Settings>Project>Symbol Libraries. Here you can import your older library by adding the file path(s) to the library list
  5. Select the dashed box at the top 
  6. Select the ... box to browse to your previous project 
  7. Select Project Name and the directory where your SCH and SYM directories reside.  In the example below, select Netduino/Netduino.

8. The project library is added in the list.  Use the up and down arrows at the top to move where the library is in the list of libraries.  Note below Netduino is near the top

Footprints

Before updating to PADS Maker version 2.0 from Designer Layout 1.1, we recommend you take the following steps to back up your footprints during the update.

  1. Copy C:/DesignerProjects/Footprints to a temporary location with a new name
  2. Uninstall Designer Schematic and Designer Layout 1.1/1.0
  3. Install PADS Maker Layout 2.0
  4. Select File/Library
  5. Select Manage Lib. List...
  6. Select add and browse for the new library name for your older footprints.

Before updating to PADS Maker version 2.0 from Designer Layout 1.1, we recommend you take the following steps to back up your footprints during the update. Note that this process is limited to this particular update, and that you will not have to follow this procedure in future updates.

  1. Copy C:/DesignerProjects/Footprints to a temporary location with a new name
  2. Uninstall Designer Schematic and Designer Layout 1.1/1.0
  3. Install PADS Maker Layout 2.0
  4. Select File/Library
  5. Select Manage Lib. List...
  6. Select add and browse for the new library name for your older footprints.
  7. The order of the libraries in the list is important as they are searched in this order The first footprint found with the proper name is the one used. For this reason, active libraries should be listed first such as PartQuest if you are downloading new parts. Use the Up/Down buttons in the dialog to change the library order.  If currently active libraries are not listed at the top, older library footprints would be used before new ones.
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