I received a PADS Netlist Flow project that I would like to export to a given format that people could read the schematics and cross reference to the layout using Mentor PADS Vx 2.7 Schematics and Layout viewers (or some other that gives similar functionality).
I downloaded the PADS Professional 14-day trial in order to migrate the PADS Netlist Flow to PADS professional flow, expecting I would find a way of archiving the project to be read by a free viewer.
I can read the migrated schematics using Mentor Professional Vx 2.7 but I do not find a way of exporting to a format that can be read by the PADS Vx 2.7 Free Viewer.
The best I managed to do was exporting to a cce file that can be read by the free tool Mentor visECAD viewer.
Of course, I can use the PDF, or visECAD, but this way I cannot easily find a net in the layout by using the cross- references.
P.S. Sorry, if I missed something stupid, I have very little experience with the Mentor PCB design flow. I have experience only with the Cadence design flow for the moment.
Thanks in advance