Look at Protel Knowledge Base item 2215 - it does a good job of explaining 
what Protel wants for Gerber import.

At 11:16 PM 6/15/02 -0700, you wrote:
>OK, I've been screwing around with editing gerber files and I'm getting
>closer.
>
>The top of the Camtastic generated gerber file looked like this:
>
>G04 CAM Products 2000  RS274-X Output*
>G04 Serial Number: 0000-00-00000*
>G04 File Name:C:\design\spectral\Rcc00340\Rcc003\CONVERT.GBL *
>%FSLAX34Y34*%
>%MOIN*%
>%SFA1B1*%
>...
>
>
>while the top of one of my Protel generated gerber files looked like this:
>
>%FSLAX24Y24*%
>%MOIN*%
>G70*
>G01*
>G75*
>%ADD10R,0.0160X0.0500*%
>
>
>I removed the first 3 lines that start with G04 and Protel accepted the
>file!
>Some parts are missing...(I really don't know why) but I'm getting closer.
>
>Any assistance to get a clean, accurate gerber load would still be useful!
>
>Tony
>
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Tony Karavidas [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> > Sent: Saturday, June 15, 2002 11:10 PM
> > To: Protel EDA Forum
> > Subject: Re: [PEDA] Camtastic and P99SE
> >
> >
> > I'm trying to use Camtastic to import gerber data from PADS so I
> > can read it
> > into Protel99SE. I'm having a hell of a time.
> >
> > Camtastic (for some unknown reason) couldn't read the aperture list I was
> > given with the PADS gerber data, so I manually created it from the list. I
> > see the board perfectly now in Camtastic, and I want to export
> > the data in a
> > gerber format that Protel is happy with. (I wish the gerber
> > reader in Protel
> > was more robust)
> >
> > Anyway, I did a gerber export in RS-274 and RS-274X and neither one can be
> > read by Protel. I know people have done this, but I haven't found the
> > correct procedure yet.
> >
> > When I try to import into a P99SE PCB, I get a blank PCB.
> >
> > Can anyone assist?
> >
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