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PADS Schematic Capture to Expedition

Question asked by bwhiten on Sep 1, 2011
Latest reply on Sep 6, 2011 by jim_martens

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.