I got a bit fed up with PCB Editor and want to give PADS a shot; how do I export my design from Capture in such a way that PADS can import it successfully?
Yikes! I use both and find no comparison in tools. Cadence is a better product. But to each his own.
So without using a 3rd party tool to convert, I know of no way to convert to PADS. Sorry.
Let me understand, first you mention PCB Editor then you mention Capture, so I assume you them mean both a schematic
and pcb layout want to get translated from Orcad Layout & Capture.
In both cases you really don't need to export anything, PADS has Orcad translators for both layotu & capture, so it woudl
just be a question whether the ver of Orcad you're running is supported for translation. I have done layout translations
from Oracd to PADS with no real issues. It just depends on what your expecatations are on the output. Becuase
of CAD differences you may need/want to move things around layer wise and export a library to fix that stuff. As far as a schematic
translation I have not tried that. But Mentor says it works well going into DxDesigner, but not sure about PADS Logic. Again never did a Capture translation, but layour workd well all you need is the *.max board file.
PadsLogic import directly Orcad Capture.