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ODB++ Export file in OrCAD 10 Demo

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Hi,

How to create ODB++ Export file in OrCAD 10 Demo?


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Hello all............
Is it possible to create ODB++ Export files in OrDAD 10.0? If yes help me how to create normal ODB++ Export files and compressed ODB++ Export files?
 

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The answer can be found in ORCAD help if you do a search for ODB++.

Here is what it says (The ftp address in the help file is not correct, the one I list below will work):

Note: Before running Layout to ODB++ export, you must install the ODB++ Gateway to ODB++ Translator. You can download the ODB++ Gateway to ODB++ Translator from:

ftp://ftp.valor.com/pub/dnload/translators/gw2odb/nt/gw2odb_setup_v730.exe

To export Layout files to Valor ODB++ or XML++ format
1. From the File menu of the session frame, point to Export, then choose Layout to ODB++.
The Layout to ODB++ dialog box appears.

2. Enter the path and filename of the Layout board file (.MAX) or the OrCAD ASCII format file (.MIN) you want to translate to the Valor ODB++ or XML++ format, or click Browse to select the .MAX or .MIN file.
3. Enter the path to the directory where you want the Valor ODB++ or XML++ files to be created, or click Browse to select the directory.
4. Enter the name of the ODB++ or XML++ job to be created in the output directory.
Layout creates a folder that has the same name as the job name in the output directory. The ODB++ or XML++ output files are located in this folder.

Note: Valor requires that the job name is in lowercase and must not contain spaces. If you enter a job name in uppercase or with spaces, Layout changes it to lowercase and converts the spaces to underscore characters ( _ ).

5. Select the Overwrite existing files check box if you do not want Layout to prompt you before overwriting existing files.
6. Select the Output copper pours check box if you intend to use the Valor Trilogy or Enterprise tool to create Gerber files from your ODB++ output files. You should always perform a connectivity check on your output files to verify correct translation of your design.
7. Select the output format as ODB++ or XML++.
8. Click the Translate button.
Layout creates a folder that has the same name as the job name in the output directory. The ODB++ or XML++ output files are located in this folder.
 

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odb++ gateway to odb++ translator

I have followed these steps to convert my OrCAD to OBD++

When import to blueprint ( a downstream software), it pop up error said that it was not a ODB database file.

Anybody can help?
 

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ODB++ files are handled in two ways. One is a folder and the other is in a single gzip file. Blueprint will recognize either type. You just have to highlight the file or folder in the Blueprint selection window.

What version of Orcad are you trying to import?
 

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