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How to import Altium schematics into Orcad Capture/Allegro Design entry CIS?

Problem

I want to import the Altium Schematic into Allegro Design Entry CIS. How can I achieve this?


Solution

In SPB 17.2, Altium Schematics can be imported to Allegro Design Entry CIS using

 File > Import > Altium Schematic Translator

It will open the Altium Schematic Translator window:

Browse to the PrjPCB file provided with Altium designer project, select the output directory, and click on Translate. It will create .DSN file in the given output directory and OLB file consisting all the components present in the DSN file.

Steps for SPB16.6:

In SPB 16.6 from ISR#64 onwards, a feature to import Altium schematics into Capture schematics has been introduced.

To use this feature in Allegro Design Entry CIS/ Orcad Capture CIS in SPB16.6, use the following menu:

File > Import Altium Schematic

It will open the Altium Schematic Translator window:

Browse to the PrjPCB file provided with Altium designer project, select one output directory, and click on Translate. It will create .DSN file in the given output directory and OLB file consisting all the components present in the DSN file.