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


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