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I keep having to design my own footprints for Cadence Allegro / PCB Editor even for standard parts. There are lots of libraries for schematic capture symbols but I am having trouble finding footprints.

Can somebody point me towards a library of PCB footprints?

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Is this for OrCAD? You have that tag but say Allegro. Or is Allegro part of OrCAD? – Brian Carlton Aug 2 '12 at 18:44
@BrianCarlton This is for Allegro. I used the Orcad tag because there is none for Allegro and most Orcad users will also be using Allegro. – ARF Aug 2 '12 at 18:53
@Arik Raffael Funke, I created allegro tag and added it here. – Brian Carlton Aug 2 '12 at 19:27
@NickAlexeev Thanks for the link. Unfortunately I did not find much there. The group has a total of merely 31 messages since 2008. – ARF Aug 2 '12 at 19:57

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Look on github : there are really a lot cadence allegro pcb foot prints on there.

Separate Search words to use one a time on github are : Cadence , ORCAD , allegro

and then you will a lot of foot print.

I suggest that you check the foot prints carefully a lot are chinese made .
From past experience you need to check engineering output from China to make sure that it is up to a standard that you your self would be happy to use.

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SnapEDA ( just launched Cadence OrCAD an Allegro as export formats this week for PCB footprint and schematic symbols.

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I must say, foreign footprints never pay off. You should build your own library, where eaxh symbol is checked by yourself, and later by production. Otherwise you can't trust it.

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