Author Topic: P.C. boards from Tango  (Read 348 times)

Offline Ampdog

P.C. boards from Tango
« on: May 31, 2019, 06:00:42 AM »
Age is showing when I suddenly found it difficult to find a P.C. board manufacturer who could still work off a 'Tango' artwork.

Fine, so there are quite better 'tools' to use these days, but if one has quite a few dozen layouts in Tango (some quite large), it becomes a mammoth task to convert the most regularly used to a newer format. I understand that there are ways to do this, but before 'converting', I would like to find out whether anyone knows a PC board manufacturer who can still do Tango layouts (one-sided, no Gerber files). I have a few urgent requirements.

Thanks in advance!.   
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Offline Jacobus

Re: P.C. boards from Tango
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2019, 07:14:07 AM »
You could output them to PDF and get C-Boards to do them for you.
http://www.cboards.co.za/

Offline gavinbirss

Re: P.C. boards from Tango
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2019, 08:00:40 AM »
Perhaps @Schalk also uses Tango? and can refer a PCB maker.

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Re: P.C. boards from Tango
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2019, 10:08:37 AM »
Oom Johan, do you still have the Tango software? Last I used it, it was able to export Gerber format.
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Offline gapco

Re: P.C. boards from Tango
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2019, 03:13:48 PM »
Find a copy of the KICAD software. It imports the Tango files with which you can generate the Gerber files that PCB production houses use.

I once tried to export Tango files as a DXF and then import them into Eaglecad. Eagle only imported the PCB traces and board dimensions but without component Pads or Vias.

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Offline pwatts

Re: P.C. boards from Tango
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2019, 06:41:00 PM »
Altium Designer also can import Tango IIRC

Offline PhillipJ

Re: P.C. boards from Tango
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2019, 07:39:19 PM »
Altium Designer also can import Tango IIRC
I checked on my version of Altium but could only see Orcad, Pads and a few others but no Tango

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Offline Den123

Re: P.C. boards from Tango
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2019, 07:56:37 AM »
Haha! I remember when my PCB manufacturer asked me to stop using Smartwork!!!

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Re: P.C. boards from Tango
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2019, 08:09:45 AM »
I once tried to export Tango files as a DXF and then import them into Eaglecad. Eagle only imported the PCB traces and board dimensions but without component Pads or Vias.

Does it have RS274x output format? That's a G-code format, I think. IIRC, that's what I used.
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Offline Den123

Re: P.C. boards from Tango
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2019, 05:52:24 PM »
Not wishing to hijack the tread, but on a similar note,can anyone capture old Orcad schematics? I have hundreds of files I would like to export to something I can use.