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 PADS to Allegro error 

Last post Wed, Jan 9 2013 7:14 AM by pitbull107. 3 replies.
Started by pitbull107 09 Jan 2013 06:12 AM. Topic has 3 replies and 1071 views
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    • pitbull107
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    PADS to Allegro error Reply

     Hi. Trying to load a PADS file into Allegro 16.0, and getting this error:

     

     Reading PADS ASCII file header.
    PARSE ERROR: Unrecognized format in header line of input file.
    Line 1: !PADS-POWERPCB-V9.3-BASIC! DESIGN DATABASE ASCII FILE 1.0
    ERROR: Finished with errors.

    How do I fix this?

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  • Wed, Jan 9 2013 6:21 AM

    • oldmouldy
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    Re: PADS to Allegro error Reply
    A "quick hack" is to change the -V9.3 to, say, -V9.2 in the ASC file (or 9.1, or 9.0), that will likely get things moving along! It's possible, but unlikely, that there are significant differences between the 9.x formats to prevent the translation from running after hacking the version in the header.
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  • Wed, Jan 9 2013 6:55 AM

    • pitbull107
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    Re: PADS to Allegro error Reply

     I tried changing to 9.0, same error........ any othr ideas?

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  • Wed, Jan 9 2013 7:14 AM

    • pitbull107
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    Re: PADS to Allegro error Reply

     changed to 2.1 and got this:

     Translating C:/Documents and Settings/Compu-Tier/Desktop/BIRKET_gerber_job/PADS FILES/HPA689A-PCB.asc.
    Reading PADS ASCII file header.
     Version = PowerPCB2.1
     Route Layers = 4
     Units = MILS
     Hatch mode = Vertical / Horizontal
     Hatch grid = 4.000000, angle = 0.000000, anti-pad spacing = 0.000315
    Initializing new database.
     Creating layers.
    Reading PADS ASCII file body.
     *PARTTYPE*
    PARSE ERROR: On previous line, not enough arguments for 'IND_EC00296A'
    Line 3886: G 1 2
    ERROR: Finished with errors.

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