At 03:06 PM 7/26/01 -0400, chris mackensen wrote:
>because
>cadence's files are all OPEN and TEXT based and NOT ENCAPSULATED in a
>DATABASE (and NOT BINARY), it was a matter of my perl script just parsing
>Excel sheets of pin data (automatically saved as text files over the web)
>and generating the concept/cadence schematic part as the appropriate TEXT
>files.

It should be noted that the Protel ASCII format is not only text based, but 
it is self-documenting. All the records and fields are named wherever they 
occur. The library format is binary only, but one could import parts to a 
PCB file and then create a library from the PCB file.


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