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.CNF files conversion, SPEDAC Pro

  1. Aug 13, 2005 #1
    I need to convert files in Canberra's file format .cnf to any other one supported
    by Ortec's Maestro, or even better, to a simple channel-counts file.
    I found this page:


    It's supposed to be a graphical user interface for SPEDAC-Pro for DOS,
    but I can't find this last one.

    Does anyone know where can I get SPEDAC-Pro (or have it, if it's freeware),
    or another conversion program, please?

    Of course, any other freeware (or trial, with all the functions working) gamma spectroscopy software capable of opening them would be ok.

    Obviously, I don't have Genie 2K for conversion, and SPECON doesn't do it.

    Other output formats that would be ok are: rbs, chn, spc, spt, spm, as1, as2, ans, sen, snf, spe, ana, mpa, mcs.

    Thank you.
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  3. Aug 13, 2005 #2


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    I found that page, and it has link to


    Where is says "To download the program, click here." on the left side - here is the link. The one on the right is a link to the help file.

    I was able to successully the installation file. I placed the cursor on the link, clicked the right mouse button, and selected "Save Target As".

    There is not much if any information about SPEDAC-Pro abailable on the web. It seems to be an IAEA product, and you would have to contact the software group at that organization.
  4. Aug 15, 2005 #3
    Astronuc, of course I downloaded WinSPEDAC, but it seemed it lacked the DOS executable files. Yesterday I found a separate folder containing those .exe files.
    But now it asks for the sad.dll for conversion from .cnf to other formats.
    Too sad, really, because I found that the dll library comes only with Canberra's Genie2K package. Bad. :(
    Now I'm asking to Canberra if they PLEASE could send me that file...
    Well, thank you anyway.
  5. Aug 15, 2005 #4


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    My apologies, I misunderstood your comment about the download. I thought you were have trouble with that.

    It appears IAEA assumes the user has Genie2K. If its not avaiable from Canberra, then perhaps you could contact a user, such as one at a university or research institution. Of hand, I don't know any Genie2K users.
  6. Aug 15, 2005 #5
    Thank you.
    That's my approach now, contacting a Genie2k user...
    I found a program which can read .cnf files, but it doesn't recognize the calibration nor real and elapsed times.
    Anyway, I still need the sad.dll file, if someone has Genie2K and reads this...
  7. Aug 16, 2005 #6
    I got it! :D
    Everything ok now.
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