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  • Re: Orcad PCB / Allegro version conversions? (Argh!)
    Seems the moderator ate my last post?! Anyways, the Orcad Lite 16.6 package does not export libs and will only save back to 16.3. As there is no 16.3 Lite package available the 16.6 Lite is useless for me. Actually worse: It did effectively kill my 16.2 installation (thanks Cadence! ;-) So others with similar problems should not waste their time ...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by N i z e on Thu, Dec 19 2013
  • Re: Orcad PCB / Allegro version conversions? (Argh!)
    Just to save some downloads: The free Orcad 16.6 Lite package can open new designs (.brd) and footprints(.dra). But footprints can't be exported. And even if a design has few enough nets to allow saving (like a footprint ;-) only 16.3 is supported. And it seems the 16.3 is not available as "Lite" or "Demo" - or at least I ...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by N i z e on Wed, Dec 18 2013
  • Orcad PCB / Allegro version conversions? (Argh!)
    I know; I should rob a bank and get my 16.2 Orcad PCB upgraded. But I don't really want to develop criminal skills. So I've spend a few days trying to find some way to convert 16.3 (and later) libs and boards to 16.2. And came up with absolutely nothing but a nasty feeling that Cadence is doing this primarily to annoy me enough to ...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by N i z e on Wed, Dec 18 2013
  • Re: DXF import in Allegro (argh!)
    Steve, No worries: I'm currently messing around with both logos and mechanics. But I generally dislike converting vectors to bitmaps when the final product is also vectors. ;-) Anyway, the main problem is that I think the application concept is new to 16.5 or 16.6 - so the app installs on windows but does not show up in my 16.2. As for the ...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by N i z e on Tue, Feb 26 2013
  • Re: DXF import in Allegro (argh!)
    Update: I've messed around with three freeware CAD programs - they all can import the original dxfs. But they don't make any significant difference for Allegro. Haven't compared files - but commonly it seems they generate splines (that Allegro does not support). Right now I'm having some succes with exporting dxfs from Corel Draw ...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by N i z e on Mon, Feb 25 2013
  • Re: DXF import in Allegro (argh!)
    fxffxf, Thanks for your comments! I am working with packages in the dra.'s so check on that! Seems the problems are general - disregarding if I'm working in .dra or .brd files. I'd love to upgrade to a new version - especially to get it back into support. But unfortunately this is way out of my budget. Sad to waste so much time on ...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by N i z e on Mon, Feb 25 2013
  • Re: DXF import in Allegro (argh!)
     Steve, Thanks for the link! But as I've read it, it takes bitmap files? I'm not sure I'm happy relying on such a conversion for critical stuff like outlines, holes etc... So I'm still hoping someone out there has a clue for the DXF import. With the very limited CAD capabilities of Allegro it's a pretty crucial feature ...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by N i z e on Mon, Feb 25 2013
  • Re: DXF import in Allegro (argh!)
    I've just tried opening the old board - here the outline opens fine. A downloaded dxf likewise. One of my own dxf files show nothing but does not fail the view layers command - the rest fails. But at least there's "life"! A new, clean board (created with the wizard) does not import any dxfs... So I guess I'm looking for a ...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by N i z e on Sun, Feb 24 2013
  • DXF import in Allegro (argh!)
    I'm desparately trying to import a vector based logo into a Orcad PCB 16.2. However, this for some reason suddenly seem impossible: If I try to import DXF I never seem to be able to "view selected layers" (and thus never import anything). The dialogue does however show me DXF layer names (for instance the Cadence sample dxf has ...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by N i z e on Sun, Feb 24 2013
  • Re: No Board outline when artwork is made
    Boma, Thanks for your thoughts! Actually I think the photoplot outline is a fairly good feature*. As are many of the Allegro features. My main problem is that the help system primarily (only?) waste time - so this forum is ususally a much better help. I try to remember writing notes - at some point someone should read a nice, short "Allegro ...
    Posted to PCB Design (Forum) by N i z e on Fri, Feb 22 2013
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