This is exactly the reason Altium should give away the SCH for free - to get
the entire industry thinking "Protel Schematics", instead of "Orcad
Schematics".  Seed the market with free SCH, and they will probably buy PCB.

This would be less work for Altium than writing a translator to export Orcad
schematics, since they already have the SCH written - just break it out into
a self-contained product.  And Altium wouldn't have to worry about Orcad
breaking a translator by coming out with a new file format.  Altium could
probably whip up a free SCH release in a day or two of programmer time.

Besides, if DXP is the great and wonderful thing they say it is, it would be
a great way to advertise.

Best regards,
Ivan Baggett
Bagotronix Inc.
website:  www.bagotronix.com


----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis Saputelli" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Monday, September 16, 2002 6:30 PM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] converting protel schematic to orcad


>
> if you are speaking of exporting to orcad DSN files, as far as i know
> you cannot do it
>
> i have the same problem, everyone wants orcad schematics
>
> i have researched translators and come up with nothing either for love
> or money
>
> if you find a solution, please let us all know
>
> protel does a reasonably good job of reading their files, they just
> won't write them
>
> the will write the older SDT files, but there are too many issues to
> bother
>
> Dennis Saputelli


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