Brad,

I am not sure what I am overwriting, and I am just using X and ZZZ to
signify I have overwriten "something" a whole bunch of times.

Next time I go thru the F9 process I will pay more attention.  :-)

JaMi

----- Original Message -----
From: "Brad Velander" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "'Protel EDA Forum'" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2003 11:23 AM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Pet Peeve (irritating lost feature)


> Jami,
> if your projects(PCBs) are X and ZZZ then you are not overwriting
> the old files. You may be overwriting an earlier version of the same files
> or just re-writing the directory name if there was an existing directory
of
> the same name with no existing gerber files. If the PCB file names are
> different then there is no overwriting of previous PCB gerbers.
>
> 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: JaMi Smith [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> > Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2003 11:02 AM
> > To: Protel EDA Forum
> > Cc: JaMi Smith
> > Subject: Re: [PEDA] Pet Peeve (irritating lost feature)
> >
> >
> > 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

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