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Help with ASCII file error -- *Bad  *LINES*  ascii data line format

Question asked by j.h. on Feb 12, 2013
Latest reply on Feb 12, 2013 by jduquette

I’ve been able to generate simple board outlines and ingest them into PADS layout ok.   Others I get errors.   I’ve tried to look for the errors in the acsii format spec document, but could not find any info.  The following is the error that I’m getting.   Can you point me in the right direction for the correct documentation that describes this error?    Also, can you please advise on the correct hidden characters that I should use?   Should I use newline (\n) or a return (\r) to end a line?   Also between items and coordinates should I use spaces or tabs(\t)?






*Bad  *LINES*  ascii data line format

-298            2733





I’m assuming that  2 is an error code?   What does error 2 mean?