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Expeditioncpb support keyin flow very well and Pads logic's netlist output can translate into Expeditionpcb keyin netlist using a simple script. However, Pas logic-Expeditioncb flow have two obstacles:
1) Pads Logic wasn't a standalone-licensed product. I suspedt you can buy it from Mentor
2) You or your layout partner have to script for back annotation
I suggest you consider to buy Dxdesigner for current work and future work. Maybe you can get a basic package of Dxdesinger less than 1500$.
Thank you for the reply.
So what does the translator I mention provide? Does it just translate the schematic?
I took a quick look at the translator. It translages a 'PADS Layout' layout to an Expedition layout. It has no support for the schematic.
Thank you. That does not seem to support what I have read but since you have actual access to the tool I'm going with your answer
I suggest you contact your saleperson to insure you get the correct configuration of DxDesigner to pass data to Expedition. The DxDesigner that comes with PADS does not interface to Expedtion.