Dennis,

I just did a quick try:

- Export Protel Schematic as PCAD ASCI
- Import it in PCAD (I did it with PCAD2000 Demo)
- Export it in PCAD to PDIF format
- Import PDIF to OrCad

In my try it failed, because it seems that the OrCad Release9 demo I
used has a menu item for this but does not support the function. Maybe
that it works with a fully lcensed OrCad 9.2.

Good luck,
Emanuel

Dennis Saputelli wrote:
> 
> thanks for your answers (Drew and Abd)
> it sounds like the conclusion is that Protel does not export to orcad in
> a manner which is useful
> too bad
> i may now have to do the project in orcad, creating new symbols and all
> 
> i don't think the customer will be happy with PDF's
> 
> yes there is a sdt config file in samples, but those libs cited will
> surely not have all the symbols i have made in protel
> 
> Dennis Saputelli
> 
> "Andrew W. Riley III" wrote:
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > Protel exports the older SDT version of OrCAD.  More unfortunate is that Protel 
>does not export the parts you need.  Therefore, Protel does not export to OrCAD at 
>all.
> >
> > When you open an SCH file, OrCAD looks for the SDT.CFG file to find where the 
>parts are located for the SDT schematics.  Without these parts, only the wires make 
>it through.
> > You should have an SDT.CFG file in the 'samples' directory of the OrCAD 
>installation.
> >
> > The process may not be worth your time.  However, if you still wish to tackle the 
>import, I will do what I can and my time allows.
> >
> > Cheers!
> > Drew
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Dennis Saputelli"
> > To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > Sent: Monday, December 10, 2001 10:48 AM
> > Subject: Re: [PEDA] PROTEL TO ORCAD CAPTURE
> >
> > > Does anyone know if it is possible (and if so how to) send ('export' or
> > > save as) a protel schem to orcad capture
> > >
> > > i have orcad 9.2 (and 99SE SP6)
> > >
> > > in protel i can do a save as orcad *.sch (not *.dsn)
> > > when i try to open .sch in orcad it complains about missing SDT
> > >
> > > WARNING [XLT0012]   Unable to load the primary SDT Configuration file:
> > > 'N:\V100\V197\164 amp smt\orc-schem\SDT.CFG'.
> > > WARNING [XLT0063]   Window's environment variable 'ORCADPROJ' is not
> > > set.
> > > WARNING [XLT0012]   Unable to load the primary SDT Configuration file:
> > > 'SDT.CFG'.
> > > ERROR [XLT0070]   Translation failed.
> > > ERROR [XLT0071] Translation Notice  Error(s) encountered. Please check
> > > the Session Log.
> > >
> > > this appears to mean that it is looking for earlier orcad files which i
> > > do not have
> > >
> > > does this mean that protel cannot export back to a modern version of
> > > orcad?
> > >
> > > Dennis Saputelli
> > >
> 
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