I tried allegro to pads conversion. but I got same issue like this. while conversion pad are consider as shape in allegro.so better use third part tool like altium.
I also tried allegro to pads conversion and also had a padstack error. Turns out it was a defect with the translator. Mentor did the translation for us as it would not work with my version.
So,was it because of the version issue?
Version of Allegro or Mentor? Please share the details if possible.
Please elaborate, how the third party tools like Altium can be used for Allegro to PADS Translation?
How successful is the translation using Altium? What major differences did you observe in the final converted PADS Design?
Kindly follow the below method,but you can copy only traces from conversiton of Board database.
to convert the PADS layout to allegro board file.
1.export the PADS Layout Ascii file (better export in 2005 as shown in image file
2.after that open the cadence allegro--->PCB Editor utilities.select the path of .asc file and new allegro board file.and then assign the path of layer
3.cadence board file generated.
i did like that.
if you want to do conversion for allegro to pads you need altium as third part tool.
import the allegro board file in altium ( to be create new project file in altium after that only you can import the allegro board file.)
altium board database created.after that you can import the altium board file into Pads layout.