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 Layout to ODB++ Export 

Last post Tue, Dec 3 2013 9:12 PM by pcbapc. 5 replies.
Started by DomTech809 02 Dec 2013 06:24 AM. Topic has 5 replies and 1022 views
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  • Mon, Dec 2 2013 6:24 AM

    • DomTech809
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    Layout to ODB++ Export Reply

    Hello,

    I’m trying to export PCB build data from Orcad Layout 16.2 but the exported ODB++ files are not complete according to the board house.The help file in Orcad Layout points to a link do download the translator but it seems to be broken. Is there any other way to download the translator?

    I’ve tried the steps provided in the below forum, seems that other people have had the same problem.

    http://www.edaboard.com/thread70848.html

    I will appreciate any help with this. 

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  • Mon, Dec 2 2013 10:03 AM

    • fxffxf
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    Re: Layout to ODB++ Export Reply

     Valor has changed the location to:

         http://www.mentor.com/pcb/downloads/odb-inside-trader

     Since Orcad 16.2 out of support this link update is only reflected in supported OrCad software such as 16.5 or 16.6.

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  • Mon, Dec 2 2013 11:14 AM

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    Re: Layout to ODB++ Export Reply

    I installed the ODB++ Inside from the provided link, but when I do a File->Export->Layout to ODB++ within OrCad Layout I get an error that says "Unable to find the GW2ODB.exe executable file.

    Any ideas? 

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  • Mon, Dec 2 2013 1:14 PM

    • oldmouldy
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    Re: Layout to ODB++ Export Reply

    You have the current BRD2ODB interface, this takes a PCB Editor BRD file as input. You need the obsolete "gateway" interface, GW2ODB, since OrCAD Layout used the "gateway" method to generate the ODB++ output. You might be able to find some download links to get the GW2ODB executable but, since neither OrCAD Layout, not the Valor "gateway", are supported any longer, you may not be able to find what you need and get it working.

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  • Tue, Dec 3 2013 5:12 AM

    • DomTech809
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    Re: Layout to ODB++ Export Reply
    I've been searching online for the GW2ODB and have not been lucky. I have many "legacy" boards that I need to create the ODB++ files for and it will be time consuming to convert them all to PCB Editor. It seems a little ridiculus that even if the software is not supported the GW2ODB should at least be available for download, easily. Someone out there might have it and Valor has not been helpful at all.
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  • Tue, Dec 3 2013 9:12 PM

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    Re: Layout to ODB++ Export Reply

     You have to select the type of require material from low temp to high temp  FR4 to FR408 , GTEK , POLYAMIDE , ROGERS , Metal Core (Aluminum),Rigid Cem-1 to Cem-3 , are the most common types.You can go this links

    http://www.pcbapc.com/pcb_manufacturing_and_designing.php

    it might be helpful for you.

    American Progressive Circuits,Inc, 1772 Armitage Court ADDISON IL 60101 http://www.pcbapc.com
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