I'm looking for an easier way to export a board outline to PADS, without upgrading to Circuitworks. The method I currently use is very cumbersome:
- export a DXF of the board outline
- open it in DWG Editor
- create PADS-specific layers (e.g. BOARD_OUTLINE_00) in DGW Editor
- add entities to the layers in DWG Editor
- finally (and this is the pain-in-the-neck part) I have to manually "join" each line/arc to its neighbor at the vertices.
Does anyone know of a better way? Can I join all of the sketch entities into one before I export to DXF? (In Pro/E there was a feature called "composite curve" that would copy existing curves and join them as one).