The "bounding rectangle" is supposed to be the board outline. If there are primitives out of bounds, Protel will extend the "bounding rectangle" to include them - even if they are outside the actual board outline.

At this point, you best bet appears to be select, copy, and paste into a new document. If the offending part is a component designator or description that extends into negative coordinates, the copy will have the same problem.

Take a look at the ASCII file with a text editor, and see if you find any negative or extremely large x or y coordinates.

At 03:23 PM 9/2/04, you wrote:
Another interesting idea. Unfortunately this does not sort the problem but
it does provide a pointer to a possible solution. If I save the PCB file in
PCB ASCII file format then open it again the board outline (black box with
white grid) extends to the extreme right of the workspace. The DXP import
wizard defines the board shape from the 'bounding rectangle' but it is not
clear where this comes from in the original PCB document. It is this
bounding rectangle which has become corrupt in the original document but for
some reason this is not used to define the board shape in the original as
this is fine. Is there a way to isolate the 'bounding rectangle' in the
original PCB file so it can be corrected?



-----Original Message----- From: Leo Potjewijd [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: 02 September 2004 16:08 To: Protel EDA Forum Cc: 'Protel EDA Forum' Subject: Re: [PEDA] v large pcb document

At 2-9-2004 15:57, Dave Courtney wrote:
>Can I move the layout onto a new board to fix this?

'Save copy as ASCII', then open the ASCII copy to see if all is well again.
Then delete the original and rename the copy.

Worked for me.....

Leo Potjewijd hardware designer Integrated Engineering B.V.

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