I've imported numerous Orcad V9 .MAX files into Protel with only minor
silkscreen problems that can be solved with a global edit. There should be
no need to use outside translators.

        Frank Langlois

Project Development
P.O. Box 5582
Bend, OR 97708


----- Original Message -----
From: "harmon, brian" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "'Protel EDA Forum'" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2002 6:46 AM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Orcad PCB import?


> 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
> > ______________________
> >
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> > Development Digitization
> >
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> > Tel: 403.214.4777,  Dialcomm: 8.498.4777,  Fax: 403.287.7946
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