i agree with all of this but writing Orcad DSN files from Protel sch
would be much better and more useful because you wouldn't have to
distribute the libs and SDT is long dead

Dennis Saputelli


Abd ul-Rahman Lomax wrote:
> 
> At 09:40 PM 1/17/2002 +0300, ElectronTrade (info) wrote:
> >Are customers really need it? Will they buy it? Price about $100.
> >
> >I want to know opnion of this forum.
> 
> Well, I'll give my opinion. Given that other publishable and
> freely-viewable formats exist, I'd see no market for a Protel file viewer.
> If the viewer also allowed full access to the database (such as being able
> to see design rules, net assignments, etc.), *maybe* that opinion would
> change. I would not advise putting programming effort into this.
> 
> Writing translators would be more fruitful, I'd think. For starters,
> writing a translator for Protel Schematic to OrCAD would be useful, and it
> is almost done. Protel will write an OrCAD SDT schematic, and the Protel
> library ASCII format files are *almost* the same as SDT schematic files. It
> should be fairly simple to cross the gap.
> 
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Abdulrahman Lomax
> Easthampton, Massachusetts USA

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