Lloyd, I just spent about a week trying to import an Orcad (*.Max) file to Protel. When I imported it with File>>Import (*.Max), I got all of my nets, but the copper was not brought in. I contacted Protel's Tech support, and I ended up sending them an email with two attachments; a word document with PrintScreen shots of what I was doing, and a copy of the (*.Max) file in question. It has been over a week since I sent that email, and I've only heard more and more bad news from Protel. The "official" word as of right now is that I will be stuck re routing the traces myself. This is hardly acceptable as this is a 6 layer, densely populated board. A company called RSI-Inc ( www.rsi-inc.com ) specializes with CAD to CAD translaters, however at around $3000 for an OrCad PCB to Protel PCB translator, they were out of my price range. They offered a translation service for $1800 as well. If you are in a position where you would benefit from thier softare or services, I recommend just finding your local contact at the RSI WebSite and requesting a quote as it is difficult to narrow down your search through thier extensive list of software.
Hope that helped you, cause it doesn't help me at all, Brian Harmon Research & Development Lab Constellation Technology 7887 Bryan Dairy Rd. Suite 100 Largo, FL 33777 727-547-0600 xt 6188 http://www.contech.com > -----Original Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [SMTP:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] > Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2002 1:11 PM > To: Protel EDA Forum > Subject: [PEDA] Orcad PCB import? > > > I have had some success in importing Orcad DSN files as far as schematic > recovery goes, but does anyone know if the PCB from Orcad will import? If > so > what kind of information is lost in the process? > Regards, > > > > > GE Energy Services > ______________________ > > Lloyd Good > Development Digitization > > Substation Automation Solutions > General Electric Canada, Inc. > 2728 Hopewell Place N.E., Calgary, Alberta T1Y 7J7 CANADA > Tel: 403.214.4777, Dialcomm: 8.498.4777, Fax: 403.287.7946 > Website: www.gepower.com/geharrisenergy/ > > NOTICE: The information contained in this e-mail is privileged, > confidential > and intended solely for the use of the addressee named above. If the > reader > of this e-mail is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that > any dissemination, distribution or copying of this e-mail is strictly > prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify me > immediately by telephone (collect) at (1) 403.214.4400 and destroy this > e-mail as well as any copy. Thank you. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 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://email@example.com * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *