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how to view old orcad sch files in windows

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orcad draft

I have a few old designs for fpga that are in orcad .sch format.

I used to use draft.exe to view these files long ago. None of this software is windows friendly. Any suggestions on how I may view these files, or maybe even print them out in wondows?

any advice for me?
 

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open a file in orcad sch

If is OrCAD 386 you should be able to directly open the sch in Capture.
If is a 16 bit version of OrCAD you need to convert the sch to 32 bit first. There is an utility in OrCAD 386 called 16to32 which can be used for this conversion
 

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orcad vesa treiber

I installed Microsoft Virtual PC and a 1280x1024 VESA graphics OrCAD driver. Draft now opens in a nice 1280x1024 window on my Windows desktop. It's a little sluggish compared to DOS, but still useable.

I made a batch file that converts a schematic to GIF for easy printing or email. It first prints the schematic to a LaserJet PCL file, then converts the PCL to a PCX image using a LJ2PCX utility that I wrote many years ago, and then uses nconvert (freeware) to convert the PCX to GIF.
 

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orcad sch windows

You can use orcad 7.1 version to open the old file.
 

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sch files

I made a batch file that converts a schematic to GIF for easy printing or email.
echo47 this seems to be the easiest way for me

can you show me how? remember all i want to do is convert to gif.

You can use orcad 7.1 version to open the old file
where do i download this program? I checked and all they have is the newest one which is very expensive!

thankyou to everyone for your responses.
 

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