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

Problem

I want to import the Altium Schematic into OrCAD Capture CIS. How can I achieve this?


Solution

In release 17.2-2016, Altium Schematics can be imported to OrCAD Capture 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 release 16.6 from HotFix 064 onward, a feature to import Altium schematics into Capture schematics has been introduced.

To use this feature in Orcad Capture CIS in release 16.6, 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.