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Protel Edits

Postby hking » Wed May 04, 2011 8:45 am

I moved copper around on the GTL layer in a Protel design that had the pads showing. When I saved the Viewmate Deluxe GTL file the new traces are there but the pads are missing, replaced by little circles. What does this mean? I expected the pads to be there as on the original.
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Re: Protel Edits

Postby marius » Wed May 04, 2011 9:47 am

Please make sure you export in Gerber Extended and not basic Gerber.
Gerber Extended (RS-274X) contains shape info in the header and because of this preserves the shapes of D Codes. Basic Gerber does not. It simply contains coordinates of pads, traces and polygons.
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Re: Protel Edits

Postby hking » Thu May 05, 2011 5:30 am

Gerber extended works! Thanks a lot - now we have a tool to edit copper, saving us $3000 we needed to buy the design files from the layout house.

p.s. You need to clean the Russian porno off this forum.
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Re: Protel Edits

Postby marius » Thu May 05, 2011 7:33 am

Good to know. Yes, we are working on cleaning up spam.
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