Will DxDesigner and Designer Schematic projects and / or files be compatible? They don't appear to be at present.
It would be a great convenance if the schematics and symbols / footprints were at the least.
Designer Schematic Symbols are DxDesigner Symbols (Designer Schematic uses properties on the symbol a little bit differently but the formats are identical)
Desginer Footprints are PADS Footprints (identical).
Designer Projects are not comptible with DxDesginer (PADS) projects.
We are enhancing our PADS products so that they will be able to import / export Designer Scheamtic & Layout projects.
The Use cases we are working on:
We are not working on any use cases that intermingle Designer products with PADS products. Why? From a flow perspective the Designer Schematic & Layout flow is not the same as a PADS flow. The "differences" amount to enhancements to improve the Designer Schematic & Layout out of the box ease of use. Easy enough to process as a transition (export / import) but extremly expensive to process dynamically in a mixed tool flow.
Thanks for replying.
The files I was trying to use were saved from a trial version. I didn't think about till after I sent the message. May be thats why they won't open?
Thank you for the " Use cases ". That is exactley what I'm looking for. I would like to be able to work on the PCB design for critical areas. The 6 layer functionality will work for that when it's ready.
I've already choosen the Design Service Provider and they are using PADS so that will be perfect. And being able to import parts from Digi-Key is great.
I'm really looking forward for all this to come together and hope I can provide some usefull feedback.