At the moment there is no workaround to this but we have been working on a similar issue for the next release of the software. Is it possible for you to send a test case to us to see if it is the same problem?
FYI for others, and so that this thread pops up in search results -
Orcad translation issues are as follows:
1) In Orcad, the pin numbers on some components like diodes and transistors are A,C, B,E,C instead of numbers. This causes issues in DxDesigner as it expects the pin numbers to be actual numbers. Symbols with these have to be edited manually in symbol editor 2) After the import, all symbols in the schematic have the reference designator which match the original .dsn file. However, if PCB interface is run, the reference designators get re-assigned. To work around this, I discovered that each symbol needed to be edited in symbol editor to add a property called REFDES with value equal to R? or C? or J?, etc depending on the component type. 3) Net aliases do not get translated properly 4) DEVICE property in DxDesigner doesn't permit spaces, but the default translation configuration setting file that comes with PADS allows for spaces. I changed this manually to make space as an illegal character in DEVICE property as well
Have you tried EDIF format of converting the schematic?
I have an orcad schematic.I translated the dsn file into dxdesigner.While exporting the netlist for PADS layout i am getting the following error
pcb: Note 5996: Using Config File C:\MentorGraphics\9.5PADS\SDD_HOME\standard\pads95.cfg
pcb: Warning 5720: Check Schematic1.err for VIEWBASE messages
pcb: Error 5709: Could not open schematic Schematic1
pcb: Note 5626: Summary of Log Files/pcb.err
Status 0, Notes 1, Warnings 1
Errors 1, Failures 0, Fatals 0, Internals 0
Kindly help me to fix this error..
Kindly let me know the version you are trying to convert.
I converted already in 9.5.I am trying to export the netlist in PADS Layout Version 9.5
Check your library list in setup-settings-libraries
You should have a local library with “.” as the path, if not add it and try exporting netlist
This is one of the reason why you get 5709 error, for more causes see MG245554 in supportnet