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CADCAM PCB Translation

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by yy7d6, Oct 22, 2006.

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  1. yy7d6

    yy7d6 Guest

    I have successfully imported my Protel ASCII file in CADCAM Pro 4.4,
    but i can't export it to PAD/Mentor or Allegro, any ideas?
  2. mkaras

    mkaras Guest

    This problem is very commonly dealt with by making a new schematic or
    layout using the target CAD package. Unless you are trying to port
    dozens of designs and want to purchase an expensive CAD database
    conversion tool (which do not always work very well anyway) it is
    typically cheaper to re-do the work. It alsop has the added advantage
    of affording a learning curve opportunity on the new CAD package.

    - mkaras
  3. yy7d6

    yy7d6 Guest

    Ayon kay mkaras:
    Hi mkaras,
    I'm not actually porting a design to another CAD, but rather just
    converting the PCB document for SI Analysis since the current PCB
    document format is not supported by the simulator i use.

  4. Guest

    Use the file->import->artwork feature of Allegro to import the gerbers
    layer by layer.
  5. yy7d6

    yy7d6 Guest

    Ayon kay :
    Hi a7yvm109gf5d1,
    I've successfully exported the pcb document into the desired format.
    BTW, do you know how to generate Mentor HKP files from a PADS ASC file?
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