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Jan 20, 2011 9:35 PM

OrCAD -> HyperLynx SI

Hello alll,

may somebody help me with this question: Can HyperLynx (BoardSim) load OrCAD (layout) data to be able to analyze them?

I saw that the only hyp file format is able to open in BoardSim.

 

Many thanks

Martin

yu.yanfeng EDA JEDI 1,202 posts since
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Jan 21, 2011 1:00 AM in response to: MaBUa
Re: OrCAD -> HyperLynx SI

Hi Martin,

Now Orcad is a low-tier Allegro(Cadence have banned old Orcard layout) , so you can import .brd file to Hyperlynx if you have Orcad Editor Allegro installed on the same machine(no Cadence licese needed).  If it is an old Orcad layout database, you can first export it to CCT file(.dsn file) from the old Orcad Layout ,and import it to Hyperlynx.

Yanfeng

yu.yanfeng EDA JEDI 1,202 posts since
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Jan 21, 2011 4:23 AM in response to: MaBUa
Re: OrCAD -> HyperLynx SI

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Hi Martin

 

If you have Allegro installed on the machine,  you can click the pcb icon and select .brd file type or .dsn file. If you select .brd file type, all traces and planes data all be translated into Hyperlynx(.dsn file can be output from Allegro, but no planes data).

 

I can help you to translate.

 

Yanfeng

yu.yanfeng EDA JEDI 1,202 posts since
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Jan 21, 2011 7:21 AM in response to: MaBUa
Re: OrCAD -> HyperLynx SI

Without Allegro or Allegro view plus installed, You have to notify the customer to send .dsn file to you. The .dsn file can be export from Allegro(File-Export-router ...)

Yanfeng

weston_beal Aficionado 165 posts since
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Jan 24, 2011 11:37 AM in response to: MaBUa
Re: OrCAD -> HyperLynx SI

If you do not have Allegro installed, you need the details from this technote:

http://supportnet.mentor.com/reference/technotes/public/technote.cfm?tn=mg521546

This one is specific to HyperLynx 8.0, but if you are using 8.1 or 7.7 there are links at the bottom of this technote to others with details specific to the other versions. You need to read the section about

Method 3.  HyperLynx Installed Locally, but no Access to Allegro

 

Weston

yu.yanfeng EDA JEDI 1,202 posts since
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Jan 25, 2011 6:09 AM in response to: MaBUa
Re: OrCAD -> HyperLynx SI

Hi Martin,

 

Weston's method is ok, but more complicated than .DSN file method. Why not let your prospective customer output .dsn file and send to you?

You have mentioned that your Hyperlynx havn't the pcb icon just like me's. This make me confused because PCB data translation isn't a licensed feature and included in Hyperlynx install kit. I means that the pcb data translation always installed whatever what your host layout systems installed or not.

 

Am I wrong?

Yanfeng

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