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Re: Fileformats and library
> Ema-eda, Cadence, OrCad have started:
> to keep you committed as a member of their tool set club.
> Nasa has a database of parts but no symbols or footprints:
> that Intusoft claims to cross reference using XML:
> Frank Frank, Accelerated Designs has a reasonably priced tool:
> with a neutral database, a library manager with revision control,
> edit symbols/footprints once then export to the PCB design package
> of choice. This would be real handy for Consultants that have to
> re-design boards across different EDA platforms, adding new parts,
> referencing/designing/importing symbols, footprints as their primary
> design function. Not sure if Frank Frank would share his database
> design, but he mentions the IPC-7351 standard.
> I mention this primarily as references for ideas. The world got
> into this mess from the history that schematic and PCB layout
> packages originated from separate proprietary sources.
Just for documentation, if needed :