1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 12, 2013 10:13 AM by rceragioli

    Cannot regenerate apertures


      I am finishing up a board in PADS Layout 9.5.

      When I tried to regenerate the apertures for the first layer photoplot, I got two error messages-


      "PADS Layout
      Plot limits to large-please adjust offsets.(sic)"


      after hitting the "OK" button,


      "PADS Layout
      GETHDR2 Error."


      So, I did the "ASCII" dance, as I see it is referred to.

      Upon importing the .asc file, I got this error message-


      "Database Integrity Test Report on file X241-516 -- Thu Dec 12 10:20:39 2013

      ERROR: Drawing on layer Layer_20 near (2625, -20075) (Name: DRW85823600, Id: 1) has box outside design space

         (50983.4, -25080) (-45733.4, -15070)"


      There appears to be nothing at this location in my layout drawing.

      I even made sure that everything in Layer 20 was a bright magenta color, but I can't find a thing outside of my title block.



        • 1. Re: Cannot regenerate apertures

          I think I fixed my issue.


          I exported the design to an ASCII file, opened the ASCII file in Notepad, and searched for the name of the object reported in the database integrity test.

          After I found the name of the object, I deleted only the name, and saved the file.

          Then, I opened a new startup file, imported the ASCII file and everything works now.

          I was able to regen my apertures cleanly.

          We'll see how it plots.