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Discussion in 'CAD' started by Tamim, Aug 16, 2004.

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  1. Tamim

    Tamim Guest

    HI every1,

    Iam designig a PCB using orcad(9). At the moment i have two
    boards(each is a two layer board). I have almost finished the design.
    But i just realised that instead of having two seperate boards it will
    be better to have one four layer board(or even 5 with a middle ground
    layer). I spent quite alot of time in the routing of these two boards.
    I dont want to redo everything. So is it possible to somehow combine
    these two seperate files (two seperate boards) into one 5 layer
    boards. Thank You.

  2. qrk

    qrk Guest

    Layout does not allow you to combine projects. If you work with your
    board house, you might be able to work something out with the Gerber
    plots if your boards only use surface mount components.

    FYI, board houses like to deal with even number of layers like 2, 4,
    6, ... Odd number of layers will cost you more. If your design only
    needs 5 layers, duplicate the ground layer to make your project 6

    If your only using two layers, I'm guessing that your design isn't
    that complicated unless your making home entertainment equipment
    (double sided with lots of jumpers and hundreds of components).
    Starting over again shouldn't be that difficult, especially since you
    have the previous layouts to guide you.
  3. Dave VanHorn

    Dave VanHorn Guest

    Layout does not allow you to combine projects. If you work with your
    Indeed. The old dos versions have no problem with it, but the new improved
    versions can't deal with it..
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