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 ODB export fails, "brd2odb.log does not exist." 

Last post Wed, Oct 24 2012 1:26 PM by jfockler. 6 replies.
Started by jfockler 16 Oct 2012 12:41 PM. Topic has 6 replies and 1371 views
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  • Tue, Oct 16 2012 12:41 PM

    • jfockler
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    ODB export fails, "brd2odb.log does not exist." Reply

     I am new to Allegro. I made a simple change to a board silkscreen. I can successfully export the placement and the IPC but when I export the ODB data I get the error message:

    "Allegro PCB Design XL"

    'C;/USERDATA/.../ brd2odb.log' does not exist

    How can I resolve this error?

    Do I need to put my .brd file in a directory in the root ('C:\') directory?

     

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  • Thu, Oct 18 2012 11:24 PM

    • tesgopi
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    Re: ODB export fails, "brd2odb.log does not exist." Reply

    Hi,

    you need to download the ODB++ for windows (depending on your OS) from Valor.com
    (file name :cadif2odb_setup_v820.exe_)
    install it and try sure you can export ODB++ from CAD tool
     
    Best Regards,
    GopinathKannan 
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  • Fri, Oct 19 2012 7:28 AM

    • jfockler
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    RE: ODB export fails, "brd2odb.log does not exist." Reply
    Thank you, Gopinath.

    I have installed the Windows version but I believe there is some problem with the PATH configuration.

    I have uninstalled and reinstalled ODB++ then rebooted my system, and still get the same error.

    Best Regards,

    Joe
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  • Fri, Oct 19 2012 7:35 PM

    • tesgopi
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    Re: ODB export fails, "brd2odb.log does not exist." Reply

    Hi Joe, 

     you need to map the path in "environmental variables" of your PC (my computer -->properties-->advanced-->environment variables)

    For ex: It needs to add an environment variable ALLEGRO_BRD2ODB = C:\valor\ODB++Inside and a path of %ALLEGRO_BRD2ODB%/nv/bin

    Best Regards,

    Gopinath Kannan

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  • Mon, Oct 22 2012 7:45 AM

    • jfockler
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    RE: ODB export fails, "brd2odb.log does not exist." Reply
    Thank you, Gopinanth.

    From my ODB++  installation I have the following environment variable:

    ALLEGRO_BRD2ODB = C:\MentorGraphics\Allegro Export ODB++

    Path  C:\MentorGraphics\Allegro Export ODB++\nv\bin;%ALLEGRO_BRD2ODB%\nv\bin

    Maybe I need to install to a folder called C:\valor.

    Best Regards,
    Joe
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  • Mon, Oct 22 2012 8:24 PM

    • tesgopi
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    Re: RE: ODB export fails, "brd2odb.log does not exist." Reply

    Hi Joe,

    Specific path is not required, the environmental variable only required the file path. Then use \ and / indication correctly, as I mentioned in my previous post. Even if u change the slash symbol as tool wont be active.I think u better understand, what i am trying to say. Better try this sure you can export the ODB++.

    Best & Regards,

    Gopinath Kannan

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  • Wed, Oct 24 2012 1:26 PM

    • jfockler
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    RE: RE: ODB export fails, "brd2odb.log does not exist." Reply
    Hello Gopinanth,

    I added the variables to my environment but still get the following error when I export the ODB++.

    Is there any documentation on the installation process?
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