4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 26, 2013 12:18 AM by Sravan_Kumar

    Issue in importing Netlist

    microart

      Hi,

       

      Did anybody imported orcad Capture CIS 9.2 PADSPCB netlist to PADS layout 9.3. I am facing following problem while doing this.

       

      File Import started --  C:\Data1\CIS\KS026V2\KS026V2.NET
      File Import failed. PADS file not created.

       

      If anybody had any idea about this their help is appritiated. I am stuck with this point. I am also searching on the net for this.

       

      Thanks and regards,

       

      Microart

       


        • 1. Re: Issue in importing Netlist
          Sravan_Kumar

          Hi

           

          the issue might be with the netlist header which orcad exports,

          you can try exporting with the attached dll file

          copy the file in C:\Cadence\<Version>\tools\capture\netforms and restart orcad

          and while generating the netlist select this DLL

          • 2. Re: Issue in importing Netlist
            wolferm

            You could use the .dll or in a pinch also Orcad out of the box only outputs with this header

            *PADS2000*

            *PART*

             

            Just edit the netlist so header looks like this and it should work. Even with V9.2 this should work just fine with any version beyond 9.X, I'm running V9.5 and Orcad is our front end also.

            !PADS-POWERPCB-V9.2-BASIC!

            *PART*

             

            Also you can add comments to note info about thsi netlist and make the header look like this too by addign remarks

             

            !PADS-POWERPCB-V9.2-BASIC!

            *REMARK* PCB Design Name & Date Edited or entered etc.

            *REMARK*

            *PART*

            • 3. Re: Issue in importing Netlist
              wolferm

              Question,

              Is this dll for V9.2 at least or does the header still need to be edited for V9.X and later?

              I seem to remember trying this awhile ago when I saw it posted (think same file name) and you still needed to edit the header accordingly for V9.2

              • 4. Re: Issue in importing Netlist
                Sravan_Kumar

                when i exported with the dll it has attached the below header

                 

                !PADS-POWERPCB-V4.0-METRIC! DESIGN DATABASE ASCII FILE 1.0

                 

                and i can succesfully import in PADS9.5 without modifying anything in the header, so i think it can work with 9.2 version as well