Greetings, My company owns a copy of Allegro and Multisim. I'm having a bit of a hard time convincing the powers-that-be that we need another SPICE/schematic capture and/or PCB layout program.
Does anyone have a method for getting schematics, hopefully with footprint and pinout information, from Multisim to Allegro? I've been searching the net for a while now off and on, and I'm coming up empty on this. The best I can come up with is a straight netlist export/import, but then I have the issue of updating part libraries in both programs. So, I thought I'd throw the question to this forum and see if anyone else has dealt with the same or similar issues and has either a solution or a "can't be done in a reasonable amount of time" conclusion they'd like to share. (I mean, I'm pretty sure I could WRITE a program to convert between the two, but it would take half a year or more at my next-to-nil level of expertise in the file formats of each program. Way before that point, Orcad or Ultiboard would be cheaper).
I feel like my investment with Multisim is a waste . The tech support is a waste and they don't respond in a timely manner and want you to pay for it and when they give an answer it often don't resolve the issue .
For example , there parts data base cannot be imported from mouser , almost every major company who dose the same thing as Multisim/ Ultiboard you can get the footprint and symbols imported into the CAD you are using.
Multisim/ Ultiboard we been waiting on them for years now with no response from Multisim/ Ultiboard.
The people from SamacSys says they have been waiting too and it is quite easy to do . Multisim/ Ultiboard needs better management , this makes me wanna switch CAD to some other .