Looks like there is no love here. I thought I would give DXdesigner a look see, but with no translator my company will never adopt it. We also have about 9000 parts that have been checked and approved and we don't plan on scrapping this database.
Just to let you know: we never managed to get this system running.
Support was of very limited help. Currently we are still stuck in the mess PADS Logic/Layout is.
Thanks Norman for the heads up. We will stay with Pads.