Thanks for all the replies.  I didn't know about the fields that allows you to control 
the size of the film.  Once I made that large enough everything ran smoothly.

Thanks again,

brian

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Sumner [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2003 10:52 AM
To: Protel EDA Forum
Subject: Re: [PEDA] trouble generating Gerber files in Protel 99SE


Have you tried making the film bigger? Once you get it to plot, you can see 
what the problem is.

At 10:41 AM 7/11/2003, you wrote:


>When I attempt to generate CAM files (F9 after designating gerber file 
>outputs) for 3 particular PCBs I get the following error message:  "The 
>Film is too small for this PCB"
>
>I have made sure that there are no extraneous items outside the board area 
>(edit:select:outside area  then deleting anything selected) and checked 
>the footprints in the design to see that they are compact (primitives not 
>offset wildly from the origin for the footprint).
>
>These 3 PCBs measure 8.3 inches by 14 inches but I haven't found anything 
>in the online help about a maximum board size that is supported.  A 
>coworker tried reworking the board and cut it down to 8.3 inches by 10 
>inches and had no success generating the files on her machine (so the 
>problem isn't
>with my copy of Protel).  The items that were copied from one board to 
>another have been deleted and replaced and still no success at generating 
>CAM files.
>
>I generated a dummy board and I was able to generate Gerber CAM files for it.
>
>Any suggestions?  Thanks for your assistance.
>
>Brian Heeter
>NSWC Crane Indiana
>(812)854-4772
>

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