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Cannot import Allegro footprint file (.dra) into Altium

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Greetings,
I am using Windows 10, Altium Designer 21.7.2. I have no Allegro licenses or software except for PCB Editor Viewer, which is limited to only letting me look at the footprint file.
I am trying to import a .dra footprint file into my Altium Designer project. I use the Allegro Import Wizard and attempt to import the .dra file, but it gives the following error:
Allegro design file not recognized, or version is too old.
File signature: Unknown

I have seen other people trying to import Allegro PCB files, but they seem to fix the issue with a software that I do not have: DBDoctor. They use a command called "uprev".
I cannot find where to install DBDoctor anywhere online, let alone information about it. It seems to be something that comes with Cadence, but I am not sure.
Would it be possible for someone with the proper software to update/uprev the .dra file for me? Or would I need to download something?
I greatly appreciate any help!
 

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DBDoctor is a part of Allegro PCB Design Suite. If you upload here, I can convert it to latest version.
 

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DBDoctor is a part of Allegro PCB Design Suite. If you upload here, I can convert it to latest version.
I would greatly appreciate that! It seems that .dra is not an allowed file extension on this forum. How can I send you the file?

DBDoctor is a part of Allegro PCB Design Suite. If you upload here, I can convert it to latest version.
Ah I found out how to send it. I just have to zip the file. I greatly appreciate your assistance!
 

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I would greatly appreciate that! It seems that .dra is not an allowed file extension on this forum. How can I send you the file?


Ah I found out how to send it. I just have to zip the file. I greatly appreciate your assistance!
 

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Thank you so much! I hate to ask, but is there any chance you would also be able to convert the updated file to ASCII as well? I just found out Altium will only import .alg files, and I need Extracta.exe to do that, which is yet another program I don't have....

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I can run these batch files, but they will only give an error for me because they cannot find Extracta.exe...
 

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