thanks for your post. I am going to move this to the PADS community where it will receive greater visibility. The Member Resources area is for general questions and suggestions for the communities.
From PADS Designer you can export to EDIF Netlist or EDIF Schematic.
It looks like you need a license to read the EDIF schematic files into Designer but not to output.
EDIF Netlist does not appear to require a license for either export or import.
PADS Logic and PADS Layout do not import or export EDIF.
I already used the PADS trial version. I successfully import the SCH file using PADS designer and exported it to eds(edif schematic).
I have question about eds.
Is it the same as *.edif?
Now I'm extracting the data of *eds. do you have any dll or application that can be use to read the content of *.eds?
As of now I'm reading the content line by line.
To read a eds (EDIF Schematic) you will need a tool that reads it... PADS Designer requires an additional license to read the eds files.
What is your end goal for the output? PADS Designer outputs netlist to several Layout tools as well as a generic and quick connection view netlist.