Hai Guys,Is there any skill file\procedure to convert an allegro board file from 15.x to 14.2 version.Thanks in advance.Regards,Satyaatsecad
In your install directory /tools/pcb/bin there is downrev14 which is an UNSUPPORTED executable that will take a 15.2 db and port it to 14.2. If you have a later database than 15.2 use File > Export >Save design to 15.2 prior to using the executableTo use the executable open a shell (DOS) window and typedownrev14read all of the help notes for what might be changed (Subclasses, Properties, diff pairs etc.)
Hello Trykon,I got execute it.But could not find where it generates 14.2 board file.Could you help me ?Regards,Satya
Open the shell window and navigate to the directory where the 15.2 board file is stored and then execute the downrev processdownrev14 old_design.brd -outfile new_name.brdwhere old_design.brd is the 15.2 version and new_name.brd will be the 14.2 version. The new file will created in the current directory. You should review the "old_design.log" file to see if any objects were removed or changed.
Thanks.I did use the same syntax,but getting error saying that "Cannot open message file, env path is possibly set incorrectly".Also find the screen shot of the same.Could you tell me where exactly the path would be set..Regards,Satya
Does your path statement point to the install directory?What is your env path?Both of these can be found by typingsetat the Allegro command line. Should look like:set path = C:\WINDOWS\system32 C:\WINDOWS C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adaptec Shared\System C:\Unix_Utilities\32-bit\utils C:\Oracle\bin D:\Utility C:\Valor\ODB++Inside\nv\bin C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTSystem\ D:\157\tools\pcb\bin D:\157\tools\specctra\bin D:\157\tools\Capture D:\157\tools\bin D:\157\tools\libutil\bin D:\157\tools\fet\bin D:\157\tools\PSpice\Libraryset envpath = C:/pcbenv D:/157/share/pcb/text