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Convert PCB123 v3 to v5

Postby Mr.X » Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:16 pm

I downloaded the latest PCB123 (v5) and tried to open one of my .123 files created in v3.

The board layout looks fine, but the schematic is just the components, not laid out or connected. How do I get back my original schematic?
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Re: Convert PCB123 v3 to v5

Postby Sal Hernandez » Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:20 pm

The files from v3 should open in v5 without issues, but I don't have any known v3 files to test. Please email you 123 file to support@sunstone.com so I can check the version and see if there are any issues moving from 3 to 5.
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Re: Convert PCB123 v3 to v5

Postby Mr.X » Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:06 am

Thank you for your reply. I have e-mailed you the 123 file. Hopefully you can recover the schematic.
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Re: Convert PCB123 v3 to v5

Postby Sal Hernandez » Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:56 am

The provided file is a v2 design. This version has a separate schematic file with a .epc file extension. The v2 schematic file cannot be opened in any later version of PCB123, nor can it be converted to work with v5. You can continue to open this design in v2 and update it. When you place your order you will need to use v5. Make sure to keep a back up of your v2 designs. Once you save the 123 file in v5 you will no longer be able to open it in v2.
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Re: Convert PCB123 v3 to v5

Postby Mr.X » Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:05 am

Thank you Sal.
Unfortunately, v2 won't run on my computer so I guess I'm S.O.L.
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Re: Convert PCB123 v3 to v5

Postby Sal Hernandez » Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:17 am

v2 should run on Win 7 and 8. What happens when you try to run PCB123 v2?
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Re: Convert PCB123 v3 to v5

Postby Mr.X » Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:51 am

First there's a script error.
1 - Script Error.JPG
Script Error
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Then Page not Found (probably not an issue)
2 - Page not Found.JPG
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If I click on any menu item, the program locks up and will not respond.
3 - Lockup.gif
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Re: Convert PCB123 v3 to v5

Postby Sal Hernandez » Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:55 am

Right click on the desktop shortcut for PCB123 and select Properties. Go to the Compatibility tab. Select the box next to Run this program in compatibility mode for. Select Windows XP (Service Pack 3) from the drop down menu and select OK.
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Re: Convert PCB123 v3 to v5

Postby Mr.X » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:25 am

That's even worse.
Completely froze my system requiring a reboot.

Thanks anyway.
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Re: Convert PCB123 v3 to v5

Postby Sal Hernandez » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:36 am

I can't imagine why that would happen. If you don't have service pack 3 maybe try service pack 2.
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