Known board file structure

Discussion in 'Electronics Resources' started by The Tornado, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. The Tornado

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    Dec 4, 2008
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    Hello all,
    I need help here, I am looking for a program that draws circuits and the file extension of the program (the saved circuit) is known!!
    so I can read it from my program!
    plz help me, I need it quickly
     
  2. Dave

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    This doesn't make a lot of sense. Do you know the file extension and if so what is it?

    Dave
     
  3. The Tornado

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    Dec 4, 2008
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    ok
    e.g.
    I know (eagle) program to design circuits!
    the file extension for this program is (.brd)
    is this file extension structure known?
    can i read it if i want to write a program in some programming language?
     
  4. Dave

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    Ah right, I understand what you are asking now. A lot will depend on the publisher and the licensing status of the program and its associated files. One would expect that open source programs will have detailed information on the file structure or the granular details may be expressed in a simplified format such as a plain text INI-file which you can easily extract information from; however I would expect that proprietary programs will (deliberately) restrict knowledge of the files structures for IP-protection. Your best bet would be to contact the tech service of the the relevant companies and ask do they publish details of the files structures, and would they be willing to provide you some insight into the details (restricted or otherwise).

    Dave
     
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