Being that I don't have Orcad anymore, I didn't realize that fact.  I guess
I had better stop offering to output schematics in Orcad format.  For some
reason, I thought it had worked at some point, but since I concentrate on
PCB design, I don't get too many cases where I need to translate a
schematic.  However, I have had several requests for an Orcad output of the
PCB, but that is an entirely different animal and probably a minefield of
possible errors.  I wish somehow the industry could find a way to adopt a
universal PCB format although, that would make things too easy for us users.
Plus the fact that features in various CAD packages might not work as
expected.  Still a universal CAD format is a worthy ideal even if unlikely.

Rob



----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis Saputelli" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2002 9:01 PM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] converting protel schematic to orcad


> no, that won't cut it (believe i wish it would)
> .sch is the old old orcad
>
> with that the symbols are stored externally to the schematic in
> the libraries so you must have a proper library loaded with exactly
> equivalent symbols
>
> the current orcad .DSN file has cached copies of the symbols internally
> so the schematic stands alone without the support libs
> (just like protel does)
>
> plus you don't have to give away the store (your libs) to pass a
> schematic around
> or alternatively you don't have to build a traveling lib from and for
> each sch sheet
>
> about the only way to get a schematic out of protel is by PDF, which of
> course destroys all the data
>
> what Bill suggested (vers 7) is much more intriguing - i will check it
> out first thing in the AM
>
> Dennis Saputelli
>
> Rob Young wrote:
> >
> > My version of P99SE-sp6 provides an Orcad save to .sch as well.  I'm not
> > sure if I have this option as a result of the translation pack add on or
if
> > it was included in P99SE.  But when I do a file-save-as, I can choose
the
> > format and Orcad Schematic (*.sch) is one of the available options.
> > Rob
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Dennis Saputelli" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2002 8:22 PM
> > Subject: Re: [PEDA] converting protel schematic to orcad
> >
> > > Wow
> > > i will have to go look at that!
> > > P98 is only on an old dead soldier in the corner somewhere
> > >
> > > i will fire it up and report
> > >
> > > Dennis Saputelli
> > >
> > > "Brooks,Bill" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Correct me if I am wrong, but doesn't Protel 98 give the option of
> > saving
> > > > the schematic in Orcad version 7 format?
> > > >
> > > > Bill Brooks
> > > >
>
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