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(Stranger )
01/23/07 10:03 PM
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If one were to own Hyperlynx Boardsim for the purpose of doing 3rd party service bureau type board level SI analysis. Is it true that I would need to acquire the PCB layout software in which the board was designed. That is, if the board was designed in Allegro, I need an Allegro license to convert to Hyperlynx and to view the individal layers etc. The same is true for Zuken or PADS, or Orcad.
Thanks for your advice.

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05/14/07 05:01 AM
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Good day:

You would need a CAD system that would allow you to export a .hyp file. You might want to find a CAD system that has a lot of import/export to other CAD systems so that you don't have to license multiple products. I use Expedition which has few built-in translators but it does translate PADS. So I use the PADS translators to get other CAD system files into Expedition. This method does not cover every product from every vendor, but it is a start.

Have fun

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