I've designed a number of planar microwave filters (6 to 18GHz) in MWO and now need to get them into Altium so that I can lay them out as part of a larger circuit.
Altium have a method for importing Gerbers and converting them to *.PCB files (they refer to this as reverse engineering) but neither myself nor the Altium tech support guy could make the procedure work. One method that does work is to import a DXF file from MWO, convert it to polygons, copper pour into the polygons and then manually place all the vias again but I'm really looking for a much better design flow than this; something that is largely automatic and less error prone would be good
As far as I can see, the available output formats from MWO are Gerber, DXF, GDSII and possibly PADS *.ASC. Can anyone suggest a clean method for doing this import/export or a conversion utility that will take one of these formats and convert it into an Altium *.PCB file?