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Board Outline gerber in 4.0?

Posted: 29 May 2020, 12:27
by Exality
When I read a .dip file created in 3.x into 4.0 and do File / Export / Gerber, the Board Outline and Board layers are blank in Preview and when exported. Layers on the right column in the Layout app shows "Board Cutout", but I don't see anything about Board Outline other than Objects / Place Board Outline. I've tried adjusting Board Outline Width in the Export Gerber dialog.

What has happened to Board Outline, or what am I doing wrong? Thanks for any help.

Gerrit

Re: Board Outline gerber in 4.0?

Posted: 29 May 2020, 12:48
by Exality
I think this was only a problem on the first board I tried, which was kind of an oddball. I'm seeing the board outline appear okay in other boards. I just re-created the outline in the oddball.

Re: Board Outline gerber in 4.0?

Posted: 29 May 2020, 13:16
by Tomg
Is the original 'Board Outline" actually a Board Cutout? Move your mouse over it to see if it is. If so, all you have to do is right-click on it and select "Convert to Board Outline" in the context menu.

Re: Board Outline gerber in 4.0?

Posted: 29 May 2020, 15:03
by novarm44
Board cutout should be also exported to Board Outline layer. Maybe it was created as shapes in different layer? Could you provide that problematic board or part of it (with board outline) to us if possible?

Re: Board Outline gerber in 4.0?

Posted: 03 Jun 2020, 14:11
by Exality
Thanks for the suggestions folks. I'm all good now, but I'll remember the "Convert to Board Outline" for the future. That's a nice trick.