Dennis,
        I think that something is hooped in your Protel. I do the sort of
thing that you are talking about but have not seen the issue you have. Oh,
hold it,stop the presses.
        Dennis, I believe that you may find that it is not regenerating the
all the Gerbers. Could it just be re-exporting with a new date and time
stamp, the previous Gerbers when it exports the newly generated Gerbers? Are
you looking at the date and time stamps only or have you viewed the Gerbers
and noted changes? I bet the export facility, exports everything in the
internal DDB directory, everytime it is run.
        Rename the old Gerber files within the DDB directory and then do a
test again, I bet it exports the old DDB cam files with their new name when
you generate a new set of cam files. I am thinking that the export function
just blindly dumps all the files contained in the CAM directory out to the
external directory and the OS puts a new date and timestamp on them.

Brad Velander,
Lead PCB Designer,
Norsat International Inc.,
#300 - 4401 Still Creek Dr.,
Burnaby, B.C., V5C 6G9.
Tel. (604) 292-9089 direct
Fax (604) 292-9010
website www.norsat.com


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dennis Saputelli [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2001 5:14 PM
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] gerber gen troubles
> 
> 
> anyone noticed:
> when you hit F9 to make gerbers it makes ones that you have 
> previsouly selected
> but have currently deselected
> very aggravating and a potential source of trouble
> 
> scenario 1 (i dbl checked this)
> made a simple bd, plotted and reviewed in camtastic
> made some changes and decided not to make a top overlay
> unchecked top overlay, and there it was made anew anyway, 
> checked file dates
> etc
> could not make it stop producing what it first produced
> 
> yes saved and reopened the .cam file
> 
> scenario 2 (worse)
> 4 layer bd w/ paste masks, extra assem note layers, pik place etc
> every time we replotted it made all new files of all the 
> types including the
> drill and pik files which were specifically unchecked
> 
> wiped the folder clean (external copy on hard drive, we never 
> use the cam
> output in the DDB, what good is that anyway?)
> 
> tried again with only gerbers checked, no drill, no pik
> it made them all again
> 
> of course this has the effect of overwriting the pik files 
> which had plotted
> differently
> 
> at another iteration we renamed the PCB (the only PCB in the 
> DDB) and ran the
> F9
> it properly prompted for a target board since the former one 
> no longer existed
> selected the board and it then made TWO sets of Gerbers with 
> the both old name
> and the new name!
> 47 files in all, all made in one pass, all in the same folder
> 
> more bush league behavoir IMHO
> 
> Dennis Saputelli

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