the short answer is no (esp re schem) i spent quite a bit of time on it, talked w/ protel, searched for translators, considered the method below (not practical) then i gave up bought orcad and re-drew the bloody thing did i mention re-creating many of the parts too?
can you tell i am more than a bit miffed about this? what does it say about protel schematic that nobody wrote a translator? there are just about every other kind of xxx schem to orcad translator out there i can't speak about the PCB issue as i wasn't looking for that Dennis Saputelli Abd ul-Rahman Lomax wrote: > > At 03:51 PM 2/27/2002 -0500, Rob Bargo wrote: > >Please excuse me if this is a stupid question. I am working on a design in > >Protel 99SE that when complete needs delivered to the customer in Orcad > >format. This would include the schematics, PCB and probably the libraries. > >Is there any kind of translator available to do this? Any suggestions or > >comments appreciated. > > Many of us have worked on this problem from time to time. I don't know > anyone who has truly solved it. A Protel schematic may be written out in > OrCAD SDT format, which can be read by Capture. But the libraries must > match: i.e., SDT.CFG must reference OrCAD libraries with the correct > symbols. If you import all the symbols, no problem, but if you use new > Protel symbols, they will be missing from the design. > > So the export problem reduces to the problem of translating Protel > libraries to SDT library format. The Protel library format (at least the > ASCII version, as I recall) is very similar to what one sees with a > decompiled SDT library. > > Has anyone worked out the differences such that we can convert a Protel > library to an SDT library? I was working on the problem for a client who > dropped the job in the middle.... and other matters came up, so I've never > nailed this one down. > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Abdulrahman Lomax > Easthampton, Massachusetts USA > -- ___________________________________________________________________________ www.integratedcontrolsinc.com Integrated Controls, Inc. tel: 415-647-0480 2851 21st Street fax: 415-647-3003 San Francisco, CA 94110 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * To leave this list visit: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/leave.html * * Contact the list manager: * mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * Forum Guidelines Rules: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/forumrules.html * * Browse or Search previous postings: * http://firstname.lastname@example.org * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *