My CAD designer uses Expedition for layout. I need to enter a complex schematic to provide to him but do not own a Mentor package.
I am considering buying the schematic capture portion of PADS alone for this task since I cannot afford the DxDesigner package.
What does the translator that comes with PADS provide in terms of my task?
Does it translate the schematic to use as a DxDesigner schematic, or does it output the parts/netlist to Expedition?
Or do I even need to use the translator if all I want to do is provide the parts/netlist in a format that is useable by Expedition?
Thanks for any help.