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    convert allegro to pads

    Hi group,
    I want to convert an allegro brd file to pads layout file, can any one guide me through this ?
    I am able to convert pads file to allegro file to pads file.

    Waiting for your response!!

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    allegro to pads conversion

    There is no direct way to do the conversion from Allegro to Pads. Mentor does not offer a translator for that conversion, and Cadence does not export to a compatible format.

    It is possible to import Allegro files into the newest version of Altium Designer. Mentor does offer a translator that can go from Altium Designer to Pads. So, one method would be to import the Allegro design to Altium Designer Summer 08 version, save it, then translate that into Pads format. The Altium importer is outstanding, so the result should be pretty good.

    Another way is to use Mentor's CAMCAD translator. It has never produced good results for me, but it does work.

    Still another method is to install Valor's ODB++ addon for Allegro, save an ODB++ version of the Allegro file, load it into CAM350, and then save a PADS file. It does a passable job, but not as good as using Altium Designer.

    If you would like for me to try and convert your board for you, drop me a PM with the board file attached as a zip or rar. I'll see what I can do.


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    pads to allegro conversion

    Dear friend,

    It is not possible to convert from allegro brd file to PAd,
    Because you can import to allegro most of all brd files, but you cant convert allegro to others.


    Thanks,
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    allegro to pads

    Hi,

    I am not aware of any translator available for this, but it seems there is a compagny that offers this as a service.

    have a look at http://www.freelists.org/archives/ic.../msg00017.html

    Good luck.



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    allegro pads conversion

    converting designs is something that CAN be done but ALWAYS with limited success. There will be plenty of things to fix and edit. The dangerous part is when you don't know WHAT may have been poorly translated.

    surprises surprises...hmm.



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    Re: allegro to Altium conversion

    Would you be willing to do an Allegro to Altium conversion for me?



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    Re: allegro to Altium conversion

    hi cantinflas
    i can do it for you. which allegro verision you are using?
    SA



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    Re: allegro to Altium conversion

    hi
    nirajvlsi yes we can convert the alegro pcb in to pads layout but you have to use allegro 16.3



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