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Discussion in 'PCB Layout, Design and Manufacture' started by philip gordon, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. philip gordon

    philip gordon

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    I use EasyPC number one systems software, My customer wants some changes made to a board which was designed in Proteus. I dont want to buy another design package. So....... Does anyone know how i can convert the .TXT gerber generated by by Proteus to normal standard .gbr used by EasyPC.
    or....
    Can someone help us out with a copy of Proteus.

    kind regards

    Philip Gordon GN Systems Bolton
     
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    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    rename it .gbr?
     
  3. Arouse1973

    Arouse1973 Adam

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    Hello Philip

    How large is the PCB? Could you use a demo licence? Does the customer have the Software you could borrow? Or was it designed by another contractor? A lot of good PCB design packages have translators so you covert from one PCB package to another, does EasyPC have this? I guess you already looked at this.

    Thanks
    Adam
     
  4. philip gordon

    philip gordon

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    So where i'm up to, I did manage to import it by re-saving it as Gerber but trying to change anything almost crashes my computer. The imported ground plane is drawn as individual track instead of a nice pour. I think i'll delete the ground plane and see if it speeds up the process. Thanks for your advice gents.
     
  5. Arouse1973

    Arouse1973 Adam

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    What Gerber software are you using?
    Adam
     
  6. philip gordon

    philip gordon

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    Easy Pc has a gerber import feature
     
  7. Arouse1973

    Arouse1973 Adam

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    Oh Ok that's quite handy.
    Adam
     
  8. philip gordon

    philip gordon

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    Does anyone have a copy of proteus I could borrow for a week ?
     
  9. Arouse1973

    Arouse1973 Adam

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    Hi Philip.
    sorry not me, used to use it 20 years ago but not anymore. They use it a lot at schools and universities because it is cheap. Do you know any students? They might have a copy. Check ebay someone might be selling a cheaper copy.

    I guess you didnt have much luck with gerber software then.

    Adam
     
  10. philip gordon

    philip gordon

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    cheers Adam,

    No not the best, managed to import but trying to modify it seems to cause the software to borderline crash all the time .

    O well where's there's a will ......
     
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