Futurenet Schematic file conversion

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by pschoen@etiinc.com, Mar 27, 2006.

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    I am working on a program which will convert Futurenet Version 6.10
    files to other schematic capture formats. I use PADS PowerLogic, and
    that is the format I am concentrating on, but I could add other formats
    if there is any need or interest. I have a preliminary version of the
    program posted on my website at: www.smart.net/~pstech/FN2PADS.

    The Futurenet program was a high end schematic capture program back in
    the MSDOS days. I paid almost $2000 for it around 1989. It was owned by
    DATAIO. After a few years they removed the requirement for the hardware
    dongle and supplied the public domain version 6.10. It is still a very
    powerful and easy to use program, and will generate netlists that can
    be used by PCB design programs. However, the interface is clunky when
    you are used to Windows standards.

    I have a lot of schematics in this format, but they are binary files,
    and I have not figured out all of the file format. However, I am making
    good progress, and the FN2PADS program will produce a valid PADS ASCII
    file that is readable. I look at this project as a challenge. Please
    let me know if anyone has any interest.

    PS: I am using Google because I do not have access to an ISP provided
    newsgroup account at this location. It seems to work OK.

    Paul E. Schoen
    www.pstech-inc.com
     
    , Mar 27, 2006
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