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Fwd: RE: Proposal for batch plotting


This came by personal mail in response to the questions I had in concern for supporting
Orcad imports optimally:

Hey Dick, at least I got paid for it

-----Original Message-----
From: Dick Hollenbeck [mailto:dick@xxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Monday, August 06, 2012 5:09 PM
To: Carl Rash; KiCad Developers
Subject: Re: [Kicad-developers] Proposal for batch plotting

On 08/06/2012 03:40 PM, Carl Rash wrote:
> I wrote an Orcad EDIF export to Kicad conversion,

Can a person use the "demo" version of Orcad to create this EDIF format from
an arbitrarily large project native file set?
(I am assuming EDIF is not the native format, correct me if I am wrong.)

If not, how does a person with access to only free tools get a design from
Orcad to KiCad?  Can that native format be reverse engineered, a)
technically, b) legally?

In answering b) is it location specific?

How does this tool differ from the one that Frank Bennet wrote and that is
now in the "contrib" branch?


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