I had this problem real recently for the first time also. I worked around it
by creating gerber data for the assy drawing and converting it to dxf
through Camtastic. Not how I wanted to do it but it worked.
Bob Jones

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Fabian Hartery" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "'Protel EDA Forum'" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2001 1:00 PM
Subject: [PEDA] DXF anomoly


> Has anyone noticed that a DXF export of a PWB print can rotate part text
> locations ? I am doing up an assembly drawing in AutoCAD and this anomoly
is
> going to have me up to my neck in .... over diode polarity orientations.
The
> drawing will differ from the board and it shouldn't. The DXF export
appears
> as a single drawing, so an attempt at ungrouping to fix/edit this problem
> appeart not to help. To me, this makes the DXF output capability freaking
> useless for assembly drawings at any level. This bug is extremely serious
to
> me, as I will be forced to live in ECO hell.
>
> On my earlier SPICE problem, you have to watch were Protel exports it's
> stuff when unripping the .ckt files to a vendor folder. It's supposed to
> appear in the Library\Sim directory under the vendor folder name. The
> internal SPICE model name in the .ckt file must also be identical to the
> thing that is called up in the parts fields. If that info is not there,
you
> have to go into the DDB source file and edit the info there. It cannot be
> done on the fly in a destination DDB.
>
> While that is all well and good, now I have vendor SPICE models which are
> reported to be 'too rich' for the simulator and 'too poor', in terms model
> information. I thought SPICE was SPICE, but I guess I am wrong. There may
be
> a potential need to edit SPICE models on times for querkiness. Anyways, I
> know the subject of the simulator engine has not come up much here. If
> anyone knows of a group discussing these issues, please let me know.
>
> I guess we are all troubled over product support. At first in the Protel
> buy, it was coming every other month, now it seems dead. E-Gad seems to be
> getting all the attention.
>
> Fabian Hartery
> Research Engineer
> Guigne International Limited
> Paradise, Newfoundland
> A1L1C1
> tel: 709-895-3819
> fax: 709-895-3822
> email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> website: www.guigne.com
>

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