I'm going through the process of generating manufacturing files. Step 1 appears to be to add a photoplot outline. To create the outline, I relied on someone using a mechanical CAD tool to generate my board outline - I imported that outline as a .dxf file and assigned it to the Board Geometry -> Outline layer.
I'm trying to re-import the same .dxf file now and assign it to the Manufacturing -> Photoplot_Outline layer. I get a message saying that the import was successful, but I can not see the photoplot outline. I've tried moving the cursor over the outline, deleting the board outline, but it just doesn't appear to be there.
How do you guys handle the board outline photoplot for complicated board outlines? I'm assuming that it is necessary for the shape of the photoplot to match the shape of my board outline exactly - is that correct?
Any help is appreciated.