Have downloaded and installed V16.5 of the free viewer on a Win7 64 bit system. When trying to open a V16.2 .brd file I get the following error:
ERROR (SPHMOD-36): Cannot open drawing. The database type is not appropriate for viewing in this product.
What do I need to do to open a .brd file supplied by a design house (it appears that a .sip or .dps is what the program is looking for)? My design house does not how to create the requested file types.
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Cadence Design Systems\Allegro Free Physical Viewers 16.5\tools\pcb\bin\allegro_free_viewer.exe" -sip -noopengl
I din't realize there were 2 different viewers. Opening the correct one sovled the problem.
Thanks for the quick response.
Don Le Roy
Donald Le Roy Consulting,LLC