3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 20, 2014 2:26 PM by Autodesk Guest

    How to import Altium files into Eagle?

    eem2am

      Hello,

      Can Altium files be imported into Eagle Pro?

      (I am referring to Altium schematics, PCB files and library files)

      Also, is the import process perfect, and no discrepancies are produced whatsoever?, the imported Altium files , when converted, will not even need checking over?

        • Re: How to import Altium files into Eagle?
          Autodesk Guest

          On 5/6/2014 12:52 PM, grigson prendergast wrote:

          Hello,

          Can Altium files be imported into Eagle Pro?

          (I am referring to Altium schematics, PCB files and library files)

          Also, is the import process perfect, and no discrepancies are produced

          whatsoever?, the imported Altium files , when converted, will not even

          need checking over?

           

          Hi Grigson,

           

          They can be imported, you have to export the schematic and PCB files as

          ACCEL-ASCII files. EAGLE can then import those files, at this point

          Libraries are not supported.

           

          The import works pretty well, however it's not perfect and there maybe

          some need to clean up the design after the fact.

           

          Let me know if there's anything else I can do for you.

           

          Best Regards,

          Jorge Garcia

           

            • Re: How to import Altium files into Eagle?
              flyingfishfinger

              Hi, I am also having trouble with this. I have received an exported ASCII .sch file from a colleague who works in Altium, but I am getting the error that says "Wrong file signature: DProtel".

              What instructions can I give him so that he exports something Eagle will work with?

              Thanks,

               

              Rafael

                • Re: How to import Altium files into Eagle?
                  Autodesk Guest

                  On 8/19/2014 2:34 PM, Rafaek Send wrote:

                  Hi, I am also having trouble with this. I have received an exported

                  ASCII .sch file from a colleague who works in Altium, but I am getting

                  the error that says "Wrong file signature: DProtel".

                  What instructions can I give him so that he exports something Eagle will

                  work with?

                  Thanks,

                   

                  Rafael

                   

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                  Hi Rafael,

                   

                  Here's what I've got:

                   

                  Board:

                   

                  SAVED_COPY_AS

                  SAVED_AS_TYPE

                  EXPORT_PCAD_ASCII

                   

                  Schematic:

                   

                  For the schematic I don't have a complete procedure,

                  here you basically have to make sure that the part information

                  is included as part of the pcad ascii file and not a separate file.

                   

                  PROJECT_SAVE as PCAD ASCCII

                  The option is called: Export P-CAD V16 ASCII Schematic file

                   

                  hth,

                  Jorge Garcia