I have a drawing border in DXF format that I need to get into PADS. Is there a sensible way of doing this, without needing some add-on software?
Yes, The sensible thing to do is to simply draw the page border in the PADS Logic tool using its native commands.
For my applications I have easily been able to make page borders that look just like a clients' existing borders. It can save some time to take one of the supplied PADS borders and modify it into the format that you want.
I found the solution, which was surprisingly easy..
- Open blank design in PADS Layout
- Use Drafting Toolbar to import DXF file (I found dxf ver 2000 worked fine)
- Select layers to import from DXF
- Highlight entire drawing blank, right click and select Group
- Select Save to Library
Thanks for your help.