When the dxf has been converted, my other software cannot find the data within the converted ODB++ folder. Also I do not see an option to convert dxf to an ASCII file. Can this be done?
Thanks for contacting me. If you are evaluating ACE, I would recommend trying our primary product FAB 3000. It's specifically built for PCB related formats (like ODB++, etc.) and has the ability to import DXF. Here's a tutorial showing how to import 3 different DXF files into FAB 3000 and then export as one ODB++ file.
If not and you wish to use ACE, what tool are you using to view the data within the converted ODB++? A good test is to use the free ODB++ Alliance Viewer to verify ODB++ files. https://www.odb-sa.com/resources/odb-viewer/
Thanks again, and please let me know your results.