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.
thank you for your message...
I have a .brd file (only .brd file - it is binary file format) and I don't know how to import it in to HyperLynx BoardSim... I can load only .hyp file (filter only for .hyp)
Can yo help me? any converter?
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.
many thanks for your help
But my situation is that I have only HyperLynx and ExpeditionPCb flow on my machine.
The OrCAD file .brd I got by email from our potential HyperLynx customer.
Good evening Yanfeng,
many thanks for your help.... but It seems I'n not able to to open OrCAD design into HyperLynx without installed any tool from Allegro.
There is only .hyp file possibility to load on my machine..
From your picture I see that you are able to load several formats into but I have as a told only Expedition Flow installed.
So many thanks Yanfeng
If you do not have Allegro installed, you need the details from this technote:
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
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?