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 database has errors (artwork generation) 

Last post Mon, Mar 4 2013 7:46 AM by FrancisFogarty. 4 replies.
Started by FrancisFogarty 04 Mar 2013 05:49 AM. Topic has 4 replies and 642 views
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  • Mon, Mar 4 2013 5:49 AM

    database has errors (artwork generation) Reply

    Hi guys,

    When im generating athe artwork/gerber files with the check database before artwork option checked. i get six similar errors. the error as shown in the log file is

    ERROR IN BRANCH name = SA

      ERROR(SPMHUT-17): Schedule contains an illegal disconnected branch.

    NET may have lost connections. Check for missing connections. 

     

    i dont know how to deal with this really. i looked at the etch connection on the board and it seems to be fine.

    i updated DRC and no errors found. all 6 errors are the same just different brance name.  Any ideas? 

    also if i run the artwork without "check database before artwork checked" will this be ok? 

    Regards

    Fran  

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  • Mon, Mar 4 2013 5:59 AM

    • oldmouldy
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    Re: database has errors (artwork generation) Reply
    Try a Tools>Database Check, set all the available options and Check, this should correct the connection issues. Probably best not to generate the artwork with database errors.
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  • Mon, Mar 4 2013 6:15 AM

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    Thanks once again oldmouldy. that did the job.cheers
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  • Mon, Mar 4 2013 6:23 AM

    • TH Designs
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    Re: database has errors (artwork generation) Reply

    I have had gotten errors/warnings when generating artwork and no hint as to what the problem is. Just a comment that the artwork was generated with warnings. I have found, as OM has suggested, that if I run the dbdoctor it clears up these warnings. I have now made it part of the process, before generating any artwork, I run dbdoctor. Since I started doing this I no longer get any warnings.

    Tom

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  • Mon, Mar 4 2013 7:46 AM

    Re: database has errors (artwork generation) Reply
    Thanks Tom, ill add this to my checklist.
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Started by FrancisFogarty at 04 Mar 2013 05:49 AM. Topic has 4 replies.