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  • Allegro .brd PCB to Altium .PCBDoc


    Hi Robert how are you? I try to convert Allegro *.brd file to Altium Designer 19 *.PcbDoc, but i can't. I find a few solution on web but the are not solve my problem. Like the shows below. https://nilsminor.de/index.php/2018/...m-pcbdoc-file/ https://www.altium.com/documentation...ro+Import))_AD Would you please give same idea how to solve this. Best Regard, Taner

  • #2
    And where exactly is the problem? What step doesn't work? Install OrCAD Lite (it's free), then go to Altium and use import (I do not have access to Altium right now to describe the steps exactly, but you should be able to find the import in main menu).

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    • #3
      When i try to import *.brd file a accpet thos message.

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      • #4
        Did you install OrCAD Lite? Altium needs one special file from Allegro to be able to import the board.

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        • #5
          Yes, Cadence Orcad Lite 17.2 is installed. I try to convert BeagleBone_Black_RevB6_nologo.brd​ file to Altium PcbDoc file.
          ​I follow steps for import *.brd file: File > Import Winzard > Allegro Design File

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          • #6
            You need to find where the exctracta.exe file is located and you need to add the PATH into you environment.

            For example in my case it is located in "D:\Cadence\SPB_17.2\tools\bin" so I had to add it into START -> right click on My Computer -> System properties -> Advanced -> Environmental Variables. Then, in System Variables, select Path, Edit and add ";D:\Cadence\SPB_17.2\tools\bin" at the end. After the change, you will need to switch off and switch on Altium.

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            • #7
              Would you please explain exactly?

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              • #8
                My Windows are not in english - but I hope this picture will help at least a little bit (you can always google for "how to add environmental variable to windows path"):

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                • #9
                  Problem is SOLVED. Look link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhSN76oEucg

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                  • #10
                    That's great, that you were able to solve it!

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                    • #11
                      @Taner and @robertferanec
                      Hi
                      I used the method above, but the imported PCB does not have any track and plane (No cupper ) in all layers.
                      can you help me?
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                      • #12
                        Hi Namvar,
                        you can try with attached files.


                        Best Regards,
                        Taner.
                        Attached Files

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                        • #13
                          I used the method above, but the imported PCB does not have any track and plane (No cupper ) in all layers.
                          It should work. When going through the wizard, I think you should see how the Allegro layers are going to be imported on what specific Altium layers? Could you attach a screenshot from that step here?

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                          • #14
                            hi
                            I used these settings and it resolved (after setting the place boundary height to zero) and resolving DRC errors.
                            but look at the 3D View!
                            Attached Files

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                            • #15
                              Yeah, I am not sure if 3D models are imported.

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