Brad (and anyone else who wants to chime in):

Does CAMtastic work OK when you panelize an array of the same PCB?  I may
want to try this sometime soon.

I have used CAMtastic for basic Gerber manipulation (adding targets, etc.).
It worked OK for that.

Best regards,
Ivan Baggett
Bagotronix Inc.
website:  www.bagotronix.com


----- Original Message -----
From: "Brad Velander" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "'Protel EDA Forum'" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2001 12:12 PM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Merging boards


> Gareth,
> you obviously haven't used Camtastsic to try and panelize 20+
> different boards into one panel. It is a joke. I have done it, it is a
> process of load gerbers, merge layers, delete layers, load gerbers, merge
> layers, delete layers. Then there is no absolute coordinate control system
> for location of the gerbers, no properly functioning snap feature, so on
and
> so on. It also won't correctly merge drill sizes into one common drill
tool
> file so you have to get creative through manual editing to combine similar
> drill sizes from differing PCBs into one common drill tool.
> Oh, almost forgot to mention the out of memory errors when you have
> 256MB RAM and over 700 MB of virtual memory, with over 700MB of virtual
> memory free and still some RAM remaining free. Camtastic is the only thing
> besides W2K system stuff running and it is only using 70MB according to
Task
> Manager. If Camtastic was actually being used by a board fabricator they
> would go bankrupt faster then you can shake a stick at them.
>
> Sincerely,
> Brad Velander.
>
> Lead PCB Designer
> Norsat International Inc.
> #300 - 4401 Still Creek Drive,
> Burnaby, B.C., Canada, V5C 6G9.
> Tel   (604) 292-9089 (direct line)
> Fax  (604) 292-9010
> Website: www.norsat.com
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gareth De Mar [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Monday, December 17, 2001 7:04 PM
> To: 'Protel EDA Forum'
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] Merging boards
>
>
> Protel 99SE is not well suited for the purpose of panelising boards.
> Better off generating Gerber files and panelising with
> Camtastic.
>
> Gareth de Mar.
> Compucat Research Pty Ltd.
> Ph: 02 62951331
> Fax: 02 62951855
> email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
>
>

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