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PADS : convert to PS

Discussion in 'CAD' started by max_mont, Dec 6, 2006.

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  1. max_mont

    max_mont Guest

    Hi all,

    I've worked with a partener who use PADS to generate PCB.
    He has generated a PDF file which represents a layout board.
    But I can't make a research of a component because the PDF is manage is
    an image.
    I think he mist convert the file into PS file and then convert PS file
    into PDF file.
    But he told me that I can't do that. I can just convert into ASCII
    file.

    Have you got an idea ?

    Many thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. Leon

    Leon Guest

    Using a driver for a PS printer, you can use that to print to a PS
    file. You may then convert that to a PDF file, if you wish, using
    Ghostview and Ghostscript.

    Leon
     
  3. max_mont

    max_mont Guest

    Thanks for your response. But the problem is not that we can't convert
    to PDF.
    The problem is that we can't make a string research in the PDF file.



    Leon a écrit :
     
  4. surtees

    surtees Guest

    Max,
    setup a PDF writer as a printer in PADS, then just print to it?
    Or find a "smart PDF writer program" that way you can search the PDF
    file for a text string such as reference designators etc.

    regards

    Steve in New Zealand
     
  5. I think that you need to use TrueType fonts - in order for the text to be
    searchable.

    Regards,

    James Jackson
    Oztronics


    Thanks for your response. But the problem is not that we can't convert
    to PDF.
    The problem is that we can't make a string research in the PDF file.



    Leon a écrit :
     
  6. ib

    ib Guest

    Presumably he can output Gerber from PADS. Then, he could use GerberGrab to
    reverse engineer the Gerber
     
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