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Offline sparqq

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Pads .pcb file into Altium
« on: November 02, 2017, 09:50:41 am »
I've been lurking a while and of course watching the Dave his YT channel but now need some help with a little problem.

I have a Pads design in a .pcb format which is not able to be imported to Altium with the wizard. Altium only supports the Pads ASCII format, but I don't have Pads to save the file it in ASCII. Anyone has suggestion on how to do this import?

 

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Re: Pads .pcb file into Altium
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2017, 10:32:15 am »
Anyone has suggestion on how to do this import?

If you are willing to send the file to someone with PADS, perhaps they will kindly convert it to PADS ASCII format for you.

There are lots of import & export filters in DipTrace .......... but I too can only import PADS ASCII files.
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Re: Pads .pcb file into Altium
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2017, 11:59:16 am »
I've no problem with sending the file over, it's not rocket science. Just need to be saved in ASCII format.
 

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Re: Pads .pcb file into Altium
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2017, 12:01:18 pm »
If it is Pads 9.5 or older I can do it. If it is small attach it in a post here as a zip. If big upload it to tinyupload dot c o m and post the link here.
 

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Re: Pads .pcb file into Altium
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2017, 12:30:12 pm »
Better that the two of you communicate via EEVBlog personal message rather than put the file up for everyone to see.

You can swap email addresses / links via personal message.

Just let us know if you have success.
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Re: Pads .pcb file into Altium
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2017, 01:36:51 am »
If it is Pads 9.5 or older I can do it. If it is small attach it in a post here as a zip. If big upload it to tinyupload dot c o m and post the link here.

I've send you a DM with my e-mail but no answer so far.

Any one else who can do the conversion for me?

 

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Re: Pads .pcb file into Altium
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2018, 02:32:47 pm »
Hello,

I have exactly the same problem described in this topic.
I have a .pcb file, I can open it with PADS free pcb viewer but I want to open it in Altium. I think that the only way is to covert it in ASCII but I don't have PADS :(
Can someone help me? These files are not private, I can share them.

Thanks
 

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Re: Pads .pcb file into Altium
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2018, 11:06:37 am »
Hello,

I have exactly the same problem described in this topic.
I have a .pcb file, I can open it with PADS free pcb viewer but I want to open it in Altium. I think that the only way is to covert it in ASCII but I don't have PADS :(
Can someone help me? These files are not private, I can share them.

Thanks

You can send them to me, I have PADS Vx.0. Write me a PM.
 
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Re: Pads .pcb file into Altium
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2018, 09:12:20 am »
Hello,

thank you so much, I have sent you a pm
 

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Re: Pads .pcb file into Altium
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2019, 12:47:02 pm »
Hello,

I have the same problem again  |O |O |O

Can someone convert .pcb PADS file into .ASCII PADS file?

I'll be really grateful
 

Offline Giaime

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Re: Pads .pcb file into Altium
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2019, 03:01:37 pm »
Don't worry, write me a PM again  ;D
 
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Re: Pads .pcb file into Altium
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2019, 09:10:33 am »
Thanks  :-+ :-+ :-+ :-+
 

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Re: Pads .pcb file into Altium
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2019, 09:20:01 am »
You know, when I had a problem importing OrCAD, I called Altium support and they sent me a step by step guide for it. It wasnt just running the wizzard, there were some .bat files involved.
 


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