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 Unable to open V16.2 .brd file in V16.5 viewer 

Last post Fri, Jun 7 2013 12:17 PM by BlueJay. 3 replies.
Started by Don LeRoy 12 Jul 2012 09:15 AM. Topic has 3 replies and 6104 views
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  • Thu, Jul 12 2012 9:15 AM

    • Don LeRoy
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    Unable to open V16.2 .brd file in V16.5 viewer Reply

    Have downloaded and installed V16.5 of the free viewer on a Win7 64 bit system.  When trying to open a V16.2 .brd file I get the following error:

     ERROR (SPHMOD-36): Cannot open drawing. The database type is not appropriate for viewing in this product.

     What do I need to do to open a .brd file supplied by a design house (it appears that a .sip or .dps is what the program is looking for)? My design house does not how to create the requested file  types.

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  • Thu, Jul 12 2012 9:46 AM

    • BillAcito
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    Re: Unable to open V16.2 .brd file in V16.5 viewer Answer Reply

    In 16.5 there are two viewers....  one for Allegro .brd files, and one for.mcm/.sip files. What is the name of the executable you are running?

     

    Bill

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  • Thu, Jul 12 2012 9:51 AM

    • Don LeRoy
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    Re: Unable to open V16.2 .brd file in V16.5 viewer Reply

     "C:\Program Files (x86)\Cadence Design Systems\Allegro Free Physical Viewers 16.5\tools\pcb\bin\allegro_free_viewer.exe" -sip -noopengl

     I din't realize there were 2 different viewers.  Opening the correct one sovled the problem.

     Thanks for the quick response.

    Don Le Roy

    Donald Le Roy Consulting,LLC

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  • Fri, Jun 7 2013 12:17 PM

    • BlueJay
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    Re: Unable to open V16.2 .brd file in V16.5 viewer Reply

     Hi Bill,

    Does .brd version of V16.5 exist?

    Where I can get it if it exists?

     

    Thanks

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Started by Don LeRoy at 12 Jul 2012 09:15 AM. Topic has 3 replies.