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Subject: Re: Importing Gerber files into Protel

Date: 02/24/02 at 8:52 PM
Posted by: Tom Dunn
E-mail: thedunns@jump.net
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In Reply to: Re: Importing Gerber files into Protel posted by ptdiscussions on 09/23/00 at 2:50 PM:

I have taken a gerber file from the Micron website, and found it won't read correctly into Protel 3.51. The resulting file does display in the PCB editor, but the component is supposed to have a 50 mil lead pitch, and after Protel imports the gerber is says the lead pitch is 1.968. You'll notice this value is off by 25.4, which is the conversion multiplier for going from mils to mm. Changing the Protel system to metric doesn't solve the problem.
The source file comes from Orcad, according to Micron. They have gerber viewers that read it correctly, and it is supposed to have embedded apertures. Did you ever write your conversion utility? Thanks!

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