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 Create artwork error 

Last post Thu, May 9 2013 6:20 PM by ChrisZhao. 2 replies.
Started by ChrisZhao 09 May 2013 12:13 AM. Topic has 2 replies and 584 views
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  • Thu, May 9 2013 12:13 AM

    • ChrisZhao
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    Create artwork error Reply

    Hi, experts

    I found there was a post named "Create Artwork Error" posted last year, while there is some differences in my case.

    My OS is windows7 32bits, Allegro PCB Design XL (Legacy), 16.6 S008(v16-6-112AD) [4/16/2013]

    When I was trying to create gerber, this error happened.

    //////////////////////////////////////////////////////Part of log///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
      APERTURES USED:
      ---------------------------------------------------------
      TYPE       SIZE/NAME                   ROT   MIRROR MODE
      ---------------------------------------------------------
      CIRCLE     0.01600                                  DARK
      CIRCLE     0.01800                                  DARK
      CIRCLE     0.02000                                  DARK
      CIRCLE     0.02200                                  DARK
      CIRCLE     0.02400                                  DARK
      CIRCLE     0.04000                                  DARK
      CIRCLE     0.04800                                  DARK
      CIRCLE     0.05200                                  DARK
      CIRCLE     0.05400                                  DARK
      CIRCLE     0.05600                                  DARK
      CIRCLE     0.06000                                  DARK
      CIRCLE     0.06300                                  DARK
      CIRCLE     0.06400                                  DARK
      CIRCLE     0.08700                                  DARK
      CIRCLE     0.11700                                  DARK
      CIRCLE     0.12100                                  DARK
      CIRCLE     0.15500                                  DARK
      SQUARE     0.04000                     0.000 NO     DARK
      SQUARE     0.04800                     0.000 NO     DARK
      SQUARE     0.05400                     0.000 NO     DARK
      SQUARE     0.05600                     0.000 NO     DARK
      SQUARE     0.06000                     0.000 NO     DARK
      SQUARE     0.06300                     0.000 NO     DARK
      SQUARE     0.06400                     0.000 NO     DARK
      SQUARE     0.12600                     0.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.01100     x 0.02900       0.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.01100     x 0.02900      90.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.01100     x 0.07000       0.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.01100     x 0.07000      90.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.01500     x 0.02700       0.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.01600     x 0.07000       0.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.01600     x 0.07000      90.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.02500     x 0.08000       0.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.02500     x 0.08000      90.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.03000     x 0.04800       0.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.03300     x 0.02200       0.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.03300     x 0.02200      90.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.04000     x 0.03500       0.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.04000     x 0.03500      90.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.04000     x 0.11000      90.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.04400     x 0.09600      90.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.04600     x 0.05100      90.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.04800     x 0.16700       0.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.04800     x 0.16700      90.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.05200     x 0.01600       0.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.05200     x 0.01600      90.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.07000     x 0.01100      90.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.07000     x 0.01600       0.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.07000     x 0.01600      90.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.07000     x 0.06900      90.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.07300     x 0.10800       0.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.07300     x 0.10800      90.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.07500     x 0.02500       0.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.07500     x 0.07100       0.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.07500     x 0.07100      90.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.07500     x 0.08100       0.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.07500     x 0.08100      90.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.07900     x 0.09400      90.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.10000     x 0.06500       0.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.10000     x 0.06500      90.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.10200     x 0.10400       0.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.10200     x 0.10400      90.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.10200     x 0.13600       0.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.10200     x 0.13600      90.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.13400     x 0.11000       0.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.13400     x 0.11000      90.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.42500     x 0.32800       0.000 NO     DARK
      RECTANGLE  0.42500     x 0.32800      90.000 NO     DARK
      OBLONG     0.04400     x 0.12700       0.000 NO     DARK
      OBLONG     0.10700     x 0.06000       0.000 NO     DARK
      FLASH SYM  20_DIAMOND                  0.000 NO     DARK
      FLASH SYM  20_DIAMOND                 90.000 NO     DARK  (undefined)
      FLASH SYM  20_DIAMOND                180.000 NO     DARK
      PAD SHAPE  20X20CHAMPER              270.000 NO     DARK


        ERROR: aborting film - Undefined aperture symbol, cannot continue.
               See APERTURES USED table in this file for symbols to provide.
    ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    It seems I used a Flash Symbol, 20_DIAMOND, but Allegro can't find in library. I wanted to know which pad was using this flash symbol, and I can draw one myself. So I wen to Tools->Padstack->Modify Design Padstack.., I went through all these pads one by one, but I didn't find it. Is there any other way to find it, or I should set some parameters before generating gerber?

    Any input would help.

    Thanks.

    Chris

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  • Thu, May 9 2013 4:32 AM

    • oldmouldy
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    Re: Create artwork error Reply
    Try Tools>Quick Reports>Padstack Definition Report, that should list the details of all the pads defined in the design and you should be able to identify the padstack with the Flash from there.
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  • Thu, May 9 2013 6:20 PM

    • ChrisZhao
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    Re: Create artwork error Reply

    Oldmouldy, thank you very much, I found it.

    Chris

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