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Windows 10 and DxDesigner? Where should we go from here....

Question asked by jeff.sauer on May 29, 2018
Latest reply on Apr 16, 2020 by jeff.sauer

We've been running DxDesigner 2005.1 for ten years, and with each new version of Windows things have been getting harder.

At Windows 7 we moved to a floating license server when our IT department locked out USB ports for our dongles for security reasons.

Now IT says for increased security there will be no more running in "compatibility mode", remote sessions, or admin privileges on our computers, so I think it's finally time to say goodbye to Dx2005.


We always export .asc files to a job shop running the latest PADS layout, so we'd like to stay with a simple netlist flow to .asc output.


Does anyone have any suggestions and advice about how to convert 10 years of flat schematics and DxDatabook parts to a "modern" DxDesigner equivalent?


We've kept our support current on a DxDesigner 075 Bundle all this time... just never upgraded something that wasn't broken.