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 How to export from Orcad Capture to PADS? 

Last post Sat, Apr 27 2013 1:09 AM by PcbAG. 3 replies.
Started by TAyres 24 Apr 2013 06:43 PM. Topic has 3 replies and 760 views
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  • Wed, Apr 24 2013 6:43 PM

    • TAyres
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    How to export from Orcad Capture to PADS? Reply

    I got a bit fed up with PCB Editor and want to give PADS a shot; how do I export my design from Capture in such a way that PADS can import it successfully?

     

    Thanks all! 

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  • Wed, Apr 24 2013 9:41 PM

    • redwire
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    Re: How to export from Orcad Capture to PADS? Reply

     Yikes!  I use both and find no comparison in tools.  Cadence is a better product.  But to each his own.  

    So without using a 3rd party tool to convert, I know of no way to convert to PADS.  Sorry.

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  • Thu, Apr 25 2013 6:33 AM

    • wolfeman
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    Re: How to export from Orcad Capture to PADS? Reply

    Let me understand, first you mention PCB Editor then you mention Capture, so I assume you them mean both a schematic

    and pcb layout want to get translated from Orcad Layout & Capture.

    In both cases you really don't need to export anything, PADS has Orcad translators for both layotu & capture, so it woudl

    just be a question whether the ver of Orcad you're running is supported for translation. I have done layout translations

    from Oracd to PADS with no real issues. It just depends on what your expecatations are on the output. Becuase

    of CAD differences you may need/want to move things around layer wise and export a library to fix that stuff. As far as a schematic

    translation I have not tried that. But Mentor says it works well going into DxDesigner, but not sure about PADS Logic. Again never did a Capture translation, but layour workd well all you need is the *.max board file. 

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  • Sat, Apr 27 2013 1:09 AM

    • PcbAG
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    Re: How to export from Orcad Capture to PADS? Reply

     Hi

    PadsLogic import directly Orcad Capture.

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