I recently installed VX2.7.4 and I open an existing file in layout. Set Gerber output in CAM as 274X, but I get 274D files. It never did this before, so I am not sure if I (or one of our engineers) has changed a setting somewhere.
Are you sure it is 274D files?Yes - the .rep files are generated for some reason, but you don't need them except maybe for the drills.
The header in a 274X file look similar to this:G04 PADS VX.2.7 Build Number: 15549477 generated Gerber (RS-274-X) file*G04 PC Version=2.1*
There is no header in the 274D files. They just start with tool number followed by coordinates:
Thanks for clarifying. You are correct in that my file headers are 274X. But why am I getting the photo-plotter apertures report ".rep" files now?
I am not sure what changed or how, but now I have to go through and delete unwanted files that are not needed.
PADS Layout has always produced the .rep files, regardless the requested output is 274X. I don't know why.I manually delete all of them except the ones for the drill.
I did a reboot and mysteriously...........it does not do it anymore. Strange.
Thanks for the help.
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