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 Convert brd file from 15.x to 14.2 version. 

Last post Wed, Sep 26 2007 4:15 AM by archive. 12 replies.
Started by archive 26 Sep 2007 04:15 AM. Topic has 12 replies and 1619 views
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    Convert brd file from 15.x to 14.2 version. Reply

    Hai Guys,

    Is there any skill file\procedure to convert an allegro board file from 15.x to 14.2 version.

    Thanks in advance.
    Regards,
    Satya
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    RE: Convert brd file from 15.x to 14.2 version. Reply

    In your install directory /tools/pcb/bin there is downrev14 which is an UNSUPPORTED executable that will take a 15.2 db and port it to 14.2. If you have a later database than 15.2 use File > Export >Save design to 15.2 prior to using the executable

    To use the executable open a shell (DOS) window and type

    downrev14

    read all of the help notes for what might be changed (Subclasses, Properties, diff pairs etc.)


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  • Wed, Sep 26 2007 5:34 AM

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    RE: Convert brd file from 15.x to 14.2 version. Reply

    Hello Trykon,
    I got execute it.But could not find where it generates 14.2 board file.Could you help me ?

    Regards,
    Satya


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    RE: Convert brd file from 15.x to 14.2 version. Reply

    Open the shell window and navigate to the directory where the 15.2 board file is stored and then execute the downrev process

    downrev14 old_design.brd -outfile new_name.brd

    where old_design.brd is the 15.2 version and new_name.brd will be the 14.2 version. The new file will created in the current directory. You should review the "old_design.log" file to see if any objects were removed or changed.


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    RE: Convert brd file from 15.x to 14.2 version. Reply

    Thanks.
    I did use the same syntax,but getting error saying that "Cannot open message file, env path is possibly set incorrectly".Also find the screen shot of the same.
    Could you tell me where exactly the path would be set..

    Regards,
    Satya


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  • Wed, Sep 26 2007 6:40 AM

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    RE: Convert brd file from 15.x to 14.2 version. Reply

    Does your path statement point to the install directory?
    What is your env path?

    Both of these can be found by typing

    set

    at the Allegro command line. Should look like:

    set path = C:\WINDOWS\system32 C:\WINDOWS C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adaptec Shared\System C:\Unix_Utilities\32-bit\utils C:\Oracle\bin D:\Utility C:\Valor\ODB++Inside\nv\bin C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTSystem\ D:\157\tools\pcb\bin D:\157\tools\specctra\bin D:\157\tools\Capture D:\157\tools\bin D:\157\tools\libutil\bin D:\157\tools\fet\bin D:\157\tools\PSpice\Library


    set envpath = C:/pcbenv D:/157/share/pcb/text


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    RE: Convert brd file from 15.x to 14.2 version. Reply

    I have followed the procedure, but did not have any output file not even find any error message.

    See attached snap


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    RE: Convert brd file from 15.x to 14.2 version. Reply

    Try not running in folders that contain spaces. Both people experiencing problems have spaces in the directory path.

    Regards,
    BillZ
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    RE: Convert brd file from 15.x to 14.2 version. Reply

    If you see attached file, there is no spaces in folder name. It was just with name "Test".


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    RE: Convert brd file from 15.x to 14.2 version. Reply

    satya1234,

    I seem to remember that the "downrev14" executable was only present in the install directory /tools/pcb/bin if you loaded SpecctraQuest during the software install. You may want to see if the "downrev14" executable exists in the install directory.

    Hope this helps,
    Mike Catrambone


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    RE: Convert brd file from 15.x to 14.2 version. Reply

    I tried to covert a 16.0 drawing with downver14 and then started to read the help files and it sound like this program only work with version 15.0. in the help files if you have a file at 15.2, 15.5 or 15.7 you need to export it to 15.0 and then run downver14 on it.


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    RE: Convert brd file from 15.x to 14.2 version. Reply

    Export subdrawing. Then import to 14.2

    Before importing the clip you have to do some minor tweaks, make sure you have the same subclass layers name, and localized downreved symbol names.

    open the clip file using notepad.
    search and replace:

    BOUNDRY/layer1 to ETCH/layer1
    line _clp_sym to nil _clp_sym

    and replace top section (eg.) -

    _clp_lay_drw = (axlDesignType nil)
    _clp_sym = nil
    _clp_pbuf = nil
    _clp_cinfo = (make_clp_coord_info)
    _clp_cinfo->f_rotation = 0.0
    (putprop _clp_cinfo '(0.0 0.0) 'l_origin)
    _clp_text_orient = (make_axlTextOrientation)
    _clp_pin_text = (make_axlPinText)
    (putprop _clp_cinfo "mils" 't_from_units) ****this is in mils******not millimeters*****
    (putprop _clp_cinfo (car (axlDBGetDesignUnits)) 't_to_units)
    _clp_group_info = (make_clp_group_info)
    (putprop _clp_cinfo _clp_group_info 'group_info)
    _clp_accuracy =3
    (_clpCheckAccuracy _clp_accuracy (get _clp_cinfo 't_from_units) (get _clp_cinfo 't_to_units))
    (putprop _clp_cinfo (list (_clpAdjustPt 0:-19.685 _clp_cinfo)
    (_clpAdjustPt 4830.709:3318.898 _clp_cinfo)) 'l_extents)
    (putprop _clp_cinfo (_clpAdjustPt '(0.0 0.0) _clp_cinfo) 'l_zeropt)
    (unless (_clpSelectRotOrg _clp_cinfo)
    (error "CANCEL"))
    _clp_clip_prop_value = (_clpGetClipPropValue)


    good luck,

    -oscar miguelino


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  • Wed, Dec 5 2007 10:59 AM

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    RE: Convert brd file from 15.x to 14.2 version. Reply

    Posted By oscar@oqo.com on 12/05/2007 10:57 AM
    Export subdrawing. Then import to 14.2

    Before importing the clip you have to do some minor tweaks, make sure you have the same subclass layers name, and localized downreved 14.2 symbols with the same symbol names as 15.

    open the clip file using notepad.
    search and replace:

    BOUNDRY/layer1 to ETCH/layer1
    line _clp_sym to nil _clp_sym

    and replace top section (eg.) -

    _clp_lay_drw = (axlDesignType nil)
    _clp_sym = nil
    _clp_pbuf = nil
    _clp_cinfo = (make_clp_coord_info)
    _clp_cinfo->f_rotation = 0.0
    (putprop _clp_cinfo '(0.0 0.0) 'l_origin)
    _clp_text_orient = (make_axlTextOrientation)
    _clp_pin_text = (make_axlPinText)
    (putprop _clp_cinfo "mils" 't_from_units) ****this is in mils******not millimeters*****
    (putprop _clp_cinfo (car (axlDBGetDesignUnits)) 't_to_units)
    _clp_group_info = (make_clp_group_info)
    (putprop _clp_cinfo _clp_group_info 'group_info)
    _clp_accuracy =3
    (_clpCheckAccuracy _clp_accuracy (get _clp_cinfo 't_from_units) (get _clp_cinfo 't_to_units))
    (putprop _clp_cinfo (list (_clpAdjustPt 0:-19.685 _clp_cinfo)
    (_clpAdjustPt 4830.709:3318.898 _clp_cinfo)) 'l_extents)
    (putprop _clp_cinfo (_clpAdjustPt '(0.0 0.0) _clp_cinfo) 'l_zeropt)
    (unless (_clpSelectRotOrg _clp_cinfo)
    (error "CANCEL"))
    _clp_clip_prop_value = (_clpGetClipPropValue)


    good luck,

    -oscar miguelino



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