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 converting Orcad SDT 4 to Capture 16.5 

Last post Mon, Dec 3 2012 7:52 AM by Justus. 2 replies.
Started by Justus 03 Dec 2012 06:50 AM. Topic has 2 replies and 1675 views
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  • Mon, Dec 3 2012 6:50 AM

    • Justus
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    converting Orcad SDT 4 to Capture 16.5 Reply

    Hello, 

    I guess it was alrady explained in another thread, but I couldnt find any Search button here, so I will ask again.

     

    I am trying to convert schema from old orcad (.SCH) to new capture  (.DSN). All goes well till the end, where it throws error:


    *** Translating Page 'H:\TEMP\ELDRCP21.SCH' ***
    Converting 16-bit schematic 'H:\TEMP\ELDRCP21.SCH' to 32-bit schematic 'C:\USERS\SKOCH\APPDATA\LOCAL\TEMP\ELDRCP21.SCH'...
    INFO(ORCAP-39064): Conversion complete.

    Cleaning up 'C:\USERS\SKOCH\APPDATA\LOCAL\TEMP\ELDRCP21.SCH'...
    WARNING(ORCAP-39027): Cleanup Schematic

    Non-Orthogonal Wires/Buses found, need to be checked.
    INFO(ORCAP-39067): Cleanup complete.
    Could not find H:\TEMP\ELDRCP21.OLB
    ERROR(ORCAP-21096): Cannot find part 'G' at 11.30, 8.90.
    ERROR(ORCAP-21102): Translation failed.
    ERROR(ORCAP-21103): Translation Notice.
    Error(s) encountered. Please check the Session Log.

    ===================

    Where G is not a g-spot but a symbol  for GND.

    What should I do to get rid of this problem?

    Is there some list of those ORCAP messages?

    Thanks for any valuable help

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  • Mon, Dec 3 2012 7:27 AM

    • oldmouldy
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    Re: converting Orcad SDT 4 to Capture 16.5 Reply

    I guess that, since you don't have a load of other missing parts reported, you must have an "SDT.CFG" local to the SCHs being converted? It might be possible that you don't actually have that (G) part BUT you are getting a message that an OLB cannot be found so I expect that there is "something" in the graphical libraries that is not appreciated, like "missing vectors" for the parts.

    There is a list of the ORCAP messages in the orcadmsgref, doc\orcadmsgref directory of the installation but there is probably not going to be a lot more within that source since the messages are pretty explanatory.

    My advice would be to copy everything to a temporary directory on the C drive and translate the data there. Keep the path names to the 8.3 that the DOS tools would have expected. IF you can't correct whatever is preventing the OLB from being found, you are very unlikely to get the DSN file created. IF you have any current product maintenance, there is likely someone at your Cadence Channel Partner who would be familar with translating this old data and related issues.

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  • Mon, Dec 3 2012 7:52 AM

    • Justus
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    Re: converting Orcad SDT 4 to Capture 16.5 Reply
    Thanks. I figured out eventually. The problem was, that the G part was in LIB that shared the name with capture OLB and capture was trying to read from its OLB rather than from the converted OLB. By removing lines from capture.ini and setting search path to old orcad libs, it was found the part and converted successfully.
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