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I would like to take files from EWB 5, Ulticap 5 and Ultiboard 5 and open them in later versions of Multisim or Ultiboard. How can I do this?
Opening legacy files in newer versions has been supported over the years by Electronics Workbench and National Instruments.
Here are a couple of guidelines you can follow to understand how to open legacy files:
- EWB 5 files in the .ewb format can be opened directly with Multicap and Multisim versions prior to 12.0. See the Related Links section for more information on opening EWB 5 files in Multisim 12.0.
- Ulticap 5 (schematic capture) files in the .utsch format can be opened directly with Multisim and Multicap. Older files created in the MS-DOS® .sch format have to be opened first in Ulticap 5 and saved in the newer data format .utsch. Then you can open them in newer versions.
- Ultiboard 4 & 5 files in the design .ddf format and libraries .l55 format can be opened directly in Ultiboard. Older files created in the MS-DOS® have to be opened first in Ultiboard 5 and saved in one of the supported formats.
: Ulticap and Ultiboard 5 were packages made by a company called Ultimate Technologies®. Interactive Image Technologies® -the creators of Electronics Workbench- acquired those products to convert them into Ultiboard and Multicap. National Instruments worked towards integrating all products into two major applications, Multisim and Ultiboard.
Product page: NI Multisim and NI Ultiboard Upgrade
KnowledgeBase 6984BI6Z: How Do I Open EWB 5 Files in Multisim 12.0?