Thank you. . . Other than sending the OrCad Gerbers to Protel, is there a
way to convert the Gerbers to a Protel-importable format?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Abd ul-Rahman Lomax [SMTP:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2002 6:22 PM
> To:   Protel EDA Forum
> Subject:      Re: [PEDA] Orcad PCB import?
> 
> At 09:46 AM 3/28/2002 -0500, harmon, brian wrote:
> >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.
> 
> What version???!!! Protel imports Layout 9, as I recall. It may or may not
> 
> import earlier versions.
> 
> >  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.
> 
> If you can get the gerbers from the original file, it shouldn't be so bad.
> 
> The problem reduces to properly massaging the gerbers to get them to
> import 
> into Protel. We can usually solve that problem. (Imported gerber draws 
> become Protel track, and if you copy all that track onto the PCB in the 
> right position, you will have recovered all your routing. The pads can be 
> removed except for vias, a small complication....)

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