Thanks Tony and Bevan

Tony,
 I wasn't aware that you could import gerber files,  thanks for the tip

Alfonso Baz

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tony Karavidas" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "'Protel EDA Forum'" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Saturday, November 23, 2002 2:50 PM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Viewing gerber files


> Huh???
> 
> Protel has always (at least the last three major versions) been able to
> view gerber data.
> 
> Open a blank PCB, and look for the File\Import function. Then select
> "Batch Gerber" and you will get it to load graphically the gerbers it
> generated. I've had very good success with this even though some people
> complain that it isn't good to use a viewer from the same people that
> made the generator. I think that thinking might be faulty, because they
> were probably fairly independent developments. Now that Protel has
> Camtastic, they have two solutions for you. (Camtastic was supplied with
> P99 or was it P99SE??)
> 
> Tony
> 
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Bevan Weiss [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] 
> > Sent: Friday, November 22, 2002 7:01 PM
> > To: Protel EDA Forum
> > Subject: Re: [PEDA] Viewing gerber files
> > 
> > 
> > > Hi all
> > >
> > > On several occasions I've seen postings here, that suggest checking 
> > > Gerber files for nefarious errors. I've examined these 
> > files and found 
> > > them to be text files full of data (a lot like EPS files).
> > > I'm hoping that checking Gerber files doesn't mean 
> > understanding the data!
> > > 8-)
> > >
> > > My question is how do you view and/or check the gerber? Is 
> > there some
> > gerber
> > > viewer program out there that I need to know about, or perhaps a 
> > > feature
> > in
> > > protel99se that I'm not aware of.
> > 
> > I think that this is one feature that Protel is really 
> > missing.  The ability to preview (in a graphical sense) the 
> > produced gerber file.  There are free downloadable gerber 
> > previewers available just by doing a google search.  The one 
> > I've got on my machine here is PentaLogic ViewMate.  Although 
> > I don't really use it as much as I should...
> > 
> > I think that perhaps the print(ing) in Protel should be done 
> > using the Gerber interface as this way it will force a 
> > correct Gerber interpreter into the program, as well as 
> > correct Gerber creation. :)
> > 
> > 
> 

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