Jeff,

I think I understand what you are saying, and while I never realized it
before, I think that it has been happening to me also.

When I generate gerbers (do an F9) I always have to answer a "do you want to
overwrite" message of some kind, pretaining to some file(s) somewhere, which
I never could understand, and always ignore and simply answer "Y" to, since
I always do an "export" of all of the resultant newley generated files to a
seperate directory.

I always wondered what I was overwriting, but if I understand you correctly,
I am continually overwriting my own Project X, even though I am now up to
project ZZZ.

Never thought that one thru before, but I only hope I never need to access
project X files anymore (even If I could figure out which project that
really was).

I'll have to pay close attention the next time I generate gerbers or other
cam files.

JaMi


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff Stout" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2003 10:21 AM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Pet Peeve (irritating lost feature)


> DDB Database/P99SE/SP6/W2k
>
> What I'm saying is, open project X, generate Gerber's/export Gerber's and
> they go
> to project X directory (correct).  Open project Y, generate
Gerber's/export
> Gerber's and they
> go to project X directory (wrong).  Open project Z, generate
Gerber's/export
> Gerber's and they
> go to project X directory (wrong again).
>
> Are you saying I'm the only one this happens to?
>
> Jeff Stout
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Brad Velander" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: "'Protel EDA Forum'" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2003 11:12 AM
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] Pet Peeve (irritating lost feature)
>
>
> > Jeff,
> > are you using Windows Files system or the DDB database format for
> > your files? Is this even a P99SE question or possibly DXP?
> > I use the DDB database format and my Gerbers always export to the last
set
> > (in preferences) directory location. If I never change it, it will
always
> > generate the Gerber CAM directories within the same single directory
> > location. I am not sure what exactly you mean by a project directory, I
> > thought that was more of a DXP term.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> > Brad Velander.
> >
> > Lead PCB Designer
> > Norsat International Inc.
> > Microwave Products
> > Tel   (604) 292-9089 (direct line)
> > Fax  (604) 292-9010
> > email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > http://www.norsat.com
> >
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Jeff Stout [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> > > Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2003 9:05 AM
> > > To: Association of Protel EDA Users
> > > Subject: [PEDA] Pet Peeve (irritating lost feature)
> > >
> > >
> > > The finish line is in sight. All I have to do is generate the
> > > Gerber's, zip
> > > them
> > > up, and email them to PCB'S R US.  Ok, I push F9 then review the files
> > > in the CAM directory to make sure everything is ok, and WTF?
> > >
> > > Damm it, the files were exported to a CAM directory in the
> > > previous project
> > > directory I was working on.  Why does Protel do that?  I
> > > want, and expect
> > > Protel
> > > to export the files to the SAME directory it did the last time I made
> > > Gerber's with
> > > this project.  Not the project directory of the previous project!
> > >
> > > Jeff Stout
> >

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