First, thanks for the time of you on this post.
I have a 8-layer PADS PCB layout designed by other people, which you can see from the attached Figure 1. What I want to do now is to extract the footprints of components in the PADS board layout to Allegro, so I don't need to redraw the footprint of some component. I have done some homework on the procedure, which is explained below, but still can't get it done.
The version of the PADS software is 9.5. The Allegro version is 16.6.
1: First, export the PADS PCB layout into .sci format. The settings is in attached Figure 2. Is it correct?
2: Copy the default pads_in.ini file to my directory. The contents of this file is listed in Figure 3. But I don't know how to modify it based on my case.
3: Launch in Allegro that File-->Import-->CAD Translator-->PADS, choose the .asc and .ini file, and run Translate.
I get some errors here, which is listed below:
Using translator version @(#)$CDS: pads_in.exe v16-6-112X 3/11/2013 Copyr 2013 CADENCE DESIGN SYSTEMS.
Reading PADS ASCII file header.
PARSE ERROR: Unrecognized format in header line of input file.
Line 1: !PADS-POWERPCB-V9.5-BASIC! DESIGN DATABASE ASCII FILE 1.0
ERROR: Finished with errors.