I’m trying to export PCB build data from Orcad Layout 16.2
but the exported ODB++ files are not complete according to the board house.The help file in Orcad Layout points to a link do download
the translator but it seems to be broken. Is there any other way to download
I’ve tried the steps provided in the below forum,
seems that other people have had the same problem.
I will appreciate any help with this.
Valor has changed the location to:
Since Orcad 16.2 out of support this link update is only reflected in supported OrCad software such as 16.5 or 16.6.
In reply to fxffxf:
I installed the ODB++ Inside from the provided link, but when I do a File->Export->Layout to ODB++ within OrCad Layout I get an error that says "Unable to find the GW2ODB.exe executable file.
In reply to DomTech809:
You have the current BRD2ODB interface, this takes a PCB Editor BRD file as input. You need the obsolete "gateway" interface, GW2ODB, since OrCAD Layout used the "gateway" method to generate the ODB++ output. You might be able to find some download links to get the GW2ODB executable but, since neither OrCAD Layout, not the Valor "gateway", are supported any longer, you may not be able to find what you need and get it working.
In reply to oldmouldy:
You have to select the type of require material from low temp to high temp FR4 to FR408 , GTEK , POLYAMIDE , ROGERS , Metal Core (Aluminum),Rigid Cem-1 to Cem-3 , are the most common types.You can go this links
it might be helpful for you.