this all has to do with imported legacy netlist designs that did not follow the best methods for integrated designs...
I want to create a board from a existing block and then assign an existing PCB file to that board..
creating the board is easy enough, but is there a way in dx designer, to assign an existing "pcb" file to the board,
all the flow lets me do is create a new PCB , if I uses the existing filename , it will just overwrite it.
I know I can do this by manually editing the ".prj" after I create the Board.
I simply need to do is add KEY PCBDesignPath "filename.pcb" to the new SECTION added for the new board,
but that is not pretty and less experienced users will make a mess of it.........
Try opening PADS Layout directly instead of using the icon within xDX Designer. Load the PCB file you want to connect to the project, go to Setup > Project Integration, browse to the .prj file and perform a Forward Annotation to link and synchronize the schematic project and PCB file together.