# DXF to MAX conversion in ORCAD 10.5

I'm trying to convert my board outline .dxf file to .max for Orcad 10.5. I applied exactly the same steps as described in OrCad Help; however, I obtain nothing but an empty page at the end process. If anyone using Orcad 10.5 still exists, it'll be very helpful.

Thanks.

I have the same problem today. Please check the following:

1. When you import a dxf file take care of the following: Today I imported from solidwork a draw from dxf with the name ("Example.dxf" in solidwork format .sldrt) Check the extension of the file (dxf)
2. When you import, select the dxf an click in "Interact", if the page is a empty page without any draw you have a mistake in the format of the file. (Not a dxf)
3. If you are able to see the lines of the footprint, select the lines and click "convert to max" I usually convert all the lines to "silkscreen component" in TOP layer. Normally it make a alert but I don't mind because then in the library editor I convert them to silkscreen top, and I delete the useless lines.

(In our work we still use ORCAD 10.5 because this is the only program that our boss know. However we are going to migrate to another program. Any one know a profesional suite with the maximun possibilities?)

• dxf files are ascii text, not binary. Here's the first few lines from one: 0 SECTION 2 HEADER 9 $ACADVER 1 AC1009 999 I-DEAS Drafting Master Series 7 Not Encoded 9$EXTMIN 10 0.0 20 0.0 9 \$EXTMAX – Spehro Pefhany Jan 13 '15 at 14:58