okay . who got the format specs . i'll write this thing . i am willing to shar eout the convertro on the forum here for free.
Wojciech Oborski wrote: > Matt Pobursky wrote: > > Well the Orcad SDT library format is well documented (I still have all > > the SDT386 manuals even), especially the ASCII format. Someone who is > > "programming inclined" could probably whip up a Protel-to-Orcad library > > translater -- provided they have the Protel library format. > > Abd ul-Rahman Lomax wrote: > > > The OrCAD SDT library format, decompiled, i.e., ".SRC", is an ASCII > > format that is very similar to the Protel schematic library ASCII > > format. I did go some distance down the road of figuring out how to > make > > one from the other, but I did not complete that project, the customer > > bailed.... > > > Dennis Saputelli wrote: > > but orcad DSN files are what is needed these days > > > There are 3 things here: > 1. This what is needed, in fact, is OrCAD DSN format > 2. OrCAD SDT library ASCII format is well documented and easy to > understand > 3. Obvious one - OrCAD Capture can read OrCAD SDT files and libraries > > So the conclusion seems to be: - convert Protel library to OrCAD SDT > > format library, save Protel project as OrCAD SDT file (*.sch) and you may > import the whole thing into OrCAD Capture (make *.dsn file). > > Actually, it may not be so simple. > Protel as well as OrCAD Capture support "heterogeneous" components > (each part > of a component may be different). For example - somebody reported on this > forum that they have separate section for power pins of the package. > > However, this feature is not supported in SDT format libraries - all > components > must be "homogeneous" - all the logical parts have to be identical > except pins. > > Wojciech Oborski -- -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- _____________ /____________/ Vincent Himpe // _____ ___/ Lab Manager / \ \ / / / ST Microelectronics /___\ \ / / / 5510 Six Forks Road . Suite 200 /______//_/__/ Raleigh NC 27612 Tel : (919) 850 6070 Fax : (919) 850 6689 e-mail : [EMAIL PROTECTED] -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 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://firstname.lastname@example.org * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *