valconv - VALID to Bartels Conversion
valconv utility program converts part lists and net lists from VALID format (i.e., VALID schematic output) to a BAE DDB (Design DataBase) file.
valconv accepts the BAE DDB destination file name
projectname as first argument. This file is created with extension
.ddb, but this extension must not be included with the command line.
valconv reads the VALID part list file
pstxprt and the VALID net list file
pstxnet. These files are generated by the VALID system and must reside in the current directory when calling
After successful processing, a logical (unpacked) net list will exist in the BAE DDB file named
<projectname>.ddb. This internal logical net list can be converted to a physical net list with the
Packager, in the same way as information from the BAE schematic. A layout element can then be created in that design file, parts placed and traces routed, and it will also be possible to perform pin and gate swaps.
pstxprt -- VALID part list
pstxnet -- VALID net list
The error messages issued by
valconv are intended to be self-explanatory.
Input file identifiers for part names, pin names or net names containing special characters
=, ...) must be enclosed in single-quotes or double-quotes. Please contact our technical support for guidance if you want to transfer a net list format different from the description herein .