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 Again can not "Drill Legend" 

Last post Fri, Jan 18 2013 1:43 PM by DonlAZ. 9 replies.
Started by min sook 15 Apr 2010 08:48 AM. Topic has 9 replies and 4655 views
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  • Thu, Apr 15 2010 8:48 AM

    • min sook
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    Again can not "Drill Legend" Reply

     Again  can not  "Drill Legend"

    message -->   E- *Error* renameFile: file exists


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  • Thu, Apr 15 2010 4:24 PM

    • Rik Lee
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    Re: Again can not "Drill Legend" Reply

    Try deleting the nc_param.txt file and recreate it.


    Which specific version of the editor is being used? You can find that information from Help >About.

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  • Fri, Jul 23 2010 10:23 AM

    • kornfind
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    Re: Again can not "Drill Legend" Reply
    Hey Rik,

    Thanks. Even I was getting the same error and upon deleting the nc_param file, it got rid of it.

    But I still get an error while creating the artwork. Upon selecting Manufacture\Artwork, I do a "Select All" and hit Create Artwork. Pls find the artwork Error logfile below. I don't understand why this file says OUTPUT-UNITS to be inches and the NC Drill Legend Output unit talks about mils? I am afraid if I am mixing it up somewhere.
    (---------------------------------------------------------------------)
    (                                                                     )
    (    ARTWORK LOG                                                      )
    (                                                                     )
    (    Drawing          : xxxxxxx.brd                               )
    (    Software Version : 16.3S005                                      )
    (    Date/Time        :     xxxxxxxxx                 )
    (                                                                     )
    (---------------------------------------------------------------------)
     ---- Photoplot outline rectangle not found ... using drawing extents
    Results from parameter file ...
        DEVICE-TYPE           GERBER6X00
        OUTPUT-UNITS          INCHES
        FILM-SIZE             24000 16000
        FORMAT                5.3
        ABORT-ON-ERROR        NO
        SCALE                 1
        G-CODES               NO
        OPTIMIZE              YES
        STATIONS-PER-WHEEL    999
        COORDINATES           ABSOLUTE
        SUPPRESS-LEAD-ZEROES  YES
        SUPPRESS-TRAIL-ZEROES NO
        SUPPRESS-EQUAL        YES
     WARNING: database resolution exceeds the resolution of the
          output coordinates (see FORMAT in parameter file).
          Some roundoff of coordinates may occur unless the number
          of decimal places in the output file is increased.
    xxxxxxxxxx                Page     1
    Photoplot log file
    Results from aperture table.
    INPUT-UNITS     INCHES
    WHEEL     1
    ARTWORK Error reading apertures.

    Thanks,
    kf
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  • Fri, Jul 23 2010 11:37 AM

    • Rik Lee
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    Re: Again can not "Drill Legend" Reply

    With artwork you have the capability to output either Inches or Millimeter data. This setting should match what your design is in (Setup >Design Parameters; Design tab) where the artwork parameter inches should be used with design in Mils or Inches. Other design units should use the artwork format of Millimeters.

    Your drill legend can be output in any unit that is listed in the pulldown for "Output unit". As this is just a textual output it can be whatever you like.

    The warning "WARNING: database resolution exceeds the resolution of the output coordinates (see FORMAT in parameter file)" relates to the database resolution and the format you are using for your artwork. 

    A MILS database with an accuracy of 0 is the equivalent of INCHES with 3 places of accuracy (.001 inches) so your artwork format should be Integer 2 Decimal 3 for Vector based artwork. For Raster based artwork, which wants the artwork output to be 1 decimal place greater than the design units, that would be Integer 2 decimal 4

    Database units/accuracy    Raster(RS274X) output setting    Vector (6x00,4x00) settings

    MILS 0                               Integer 2 decimal 4                         Integer 2 decimal 3
    MILS 1                               Integer 2 decimal 5                         Integer 2 decimal 4
    MILS 2                               Not applicable                                Integer 2 decimal 5

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  • Fri, Jul 23 2010 1:20 PM

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    Re: Again can not "Drill Legend" Reply
    Hi Rik, Thanks for all the info. I changed the format to 2.3 but it still gives the same error. The end of the logfile says "INPUT-UNITS INCHES WHEEL 1 ARTWORK Error reading apertures". So I guess the aperture settings need to be changed? In Apertures tab, I have '1" under Wheels. Your help is much appreciated. -- kf
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  • Fri, Jul 23 2010 2:44 PM

    • Rik Lee
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    Re: Again can not "Drill Legend" Reply

    I will assume you are generating vector (6x00, or 4x00) artwork.
    Do you have an art_aper.txt file in the directory or the path specified by your artpath variable?
    When you are in the "Edit Aperture Wheels" GUI select 'OK'.An art_aper.txt file will be created.

    If this does not work select from the Allegro menu Tools >Utilities> Env variables. A list will be presented to you. Save this file and attach it to a new message or send it to riklee@cadence.com along with a number I can reach you at.

    ~Rik

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  • Mon, Jul 26 2010 11:41 AM

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    Artwork create error related to Aperture Reply
    The solution to the above problem was that the Apertures were not defined. Had to goto Artwork, select Apertures, Edit and select Auto->with Rotation. Now after hitting 'OK' on all open forms, had to hit Create Artwork again which created the Artwork successfully. Thanks to Rik for all his help. Posted here for a quick fix for others with same problem. Regards, kf
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  • Fri, Jan 18 2013 12:16 PM

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    Re: Artwork create error related to Aperture Reply
    Thanks! I had to come and search for the same error I was etting. This fixed mine as well, is this something that is suppoed to be done the first time Gerbers are created? This is the first time I've tried to generate Gerbers. We have some other new installs so I assume we'll all need to do this.
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  • Fri, Jan 18 2013 1:31 PM

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    Re: Artwork create error related to Aperture Reply
    Use the RS274X format for Artwork and never be bothered by Aperture definition issues again!
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  • Fri, Jan 18 2013 1:43 PM

    • DonlAZ
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    Re: Artwork create error related to Aperture Reply
    Thanks, that's what I've always used 274X for Mentor, just wasnt sure if that was the right choice with this tool.
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