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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Trent Bates" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Saturday, July 17, 2004 2:44 PM
Subject: [PEDA] Exporting to pdf or Orcad or PSpice


> I am trying to export one of my schematics to a customer.  I am using
Protel
> 99SE SP6.
>
> The customer would like it in a pdf format or an Orcad format (.DSN file
or
> something of the sort) or something they could read from PSpice.  I tried
> saving one of my schematics as an Orcad .sch file but strange things
> happened and components went all over the place.  What is the best way to
> export the schematic.  Can Protel export to a pdf format?  I think that
> would be the easiest.  I can take screen shots but you end up loosing a
lot
> of detail with screen shots.  If I took a screen shot of the whole
schematic
> it would look pretty fuzzy when you zoomed in once it was in pdf format.
If
> I could export directly to pdf I could keep the detail.
>
> So what is the best way to communicate Protel schematics with people who
> don't have Protel?
>
>
> Trent Bates
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rene Tschaggelar [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: Saturday, July 17, 2004 6:16 AM
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] Giving DXP another try...
>
> Gladly.
> -the mouse scroll for panning and zooming as well in the
>   schematic as in the pcb. I don't have to add the panning
>   in the schematic with the right mouse. That was overdue.
> -When exiting with a lot of files open, I'm asked which
>   I want to have saved.
> -renaming copper that is already there, due to a net that
>   was renamed. IN 99SE you could select the connected copper
>   and rename the net, but that left the vias, as the vias
>   were somehow not counted connected copper(!). This sort
>   of stuff works like a charm and even much better.
> -The global search & replace I like better in DXP2004 than
>   in 99SE.
> -The schematic library displays not only the symbol but
>   also the possible footprints as graphic. No, the integrated
>   libraries are not necessary. I'm still working with my
>   99SE libraries. Any new component is still made in 99SE
>   and then pulled over to DXP2004.
> -DXP2004 would allow more that the 4 footprints that 99SE
>   did for a schematic component.
> -It allows importing and saving files and projects in the
>   99SE format
> -Dimensions for example decayed into drawing primitives
>   in 99SE. They are solved much nicer in DXP2004.
> -When something is selected, the rest is dimmed.
> -plus much more ...
>
> I'm only doing schematic and manual routing, nothing else.
>
> One drawback: DXP2004 takes a lot more memory. 512Mega are
> not sufficient when running a few more applications.
> And yes the many panels require a second screen. It is
> definitely not comfortable with even a 1600x1200. Meaning
> I have a new system on the list, when the finances permit,
> perhaps next year.
>
> Rene
>
>
> Jim Monroe wrote:
>
> > Rene- I wish I could enjoy using DXP as much as I've enjoyed 99se. Maybe
> > you could elaborate about the features "you wouldn't want to miss",
> > because I haven't found them yet.
> >
> > JM
> >
> >
> >
> > At 01:02 PM 7/16/2004, Rene wrote:
> >
> >> Steve Wiseman wrote:
> >>
> >>>  I've got a project coming up which I'd like to run through DXP as a
> >>> learning project, since it's not too urgent. While I do have a huge
> >>> archive of DXP emails from [EMAIL PROTECTED], which I could no
> >>> doubt work my way through, are there any other resources out there to
> >>> help the transition? Altium seem to have completely disowned DXP on
> >>> their website - is 2004 the same thing?
> >>> I guess what I'm really hoping for is a list of really obvious things
> >>> that I'll otherwise have to learn the hard way...
> >>> Thanks for any hints, pointers, warnings, whatever :)
> >>
> >>
> >> I recently made the transition too.
> >> I also took a project that wasn't in a hurry.
> >> I admit DXP2004 is great. There are many features that I wouldn't
> >> want to miss anymore. The menues are untidy as in 99SE, meaning
> >> there are a multiple times the same pages as we were used to.
> >> Most important: before tryinging something for hours, post a
> >> question to a newsgroup, here or at altium and get the problem
> >> solved before the motivation is gone.
> >>
> >> Rene
> >> --
> >> Ing.Buro R.Tschaggelar http://www.ibrtses.com
> >> Your newsgroups @  http://www.talkto.net
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
> --
> Ing.Buro R.Tschaggelar http://www.ibrtses.com
> Your newsgroups @  http://www.talkto.net
>
>
>
>
>
>




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