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Hard coded paths in OrCAD

Discussion in 'CAD' started by silverfox, Mar 6, 2008.

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  1. silverfox

    silverfox Guest

    OrCAD has all these hard coded paths embedded in the design files. I
    hired an engineer to do the initial design of a board and he worked
    off-site on his own machine. But now that I want to alter the
    design, when I work on it on my machine, I get errors relating to the
    paths that refer to his file structure. Is there a way around this
  2. Not much help after the fact, but I have always used subst to subst a
    drive letter to the root of my design directory. I typically use drive
    letter O:., so all my paths are o:\subdir\file.sch etc. If one wants
    to work on another machine or from another drive, one simply deletes
    the substitution, and redefine it so that O: again points to the root
    of the design files.

    Anton Erasmus
  3. qrk

    qrk Guest

    Are you talking about Capture or Layout? If Layout, you need to keep
    the .MNL file with your design (.MAX file) and do a reload (AutoECO)
    of the MNL file when you move the design. It's a good idea to reload
    the MNL file just before you think your layout is ready to go. Version
    10 Layout has some very scary bugs which alter the net list table in
    the MAX file. I've seen this a few times.

    Capture doesn't have paths in the data files if you just pass the DSN
    OPJ file between you and the other guy.
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