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"Open Failed" error message

Post by Shawsheen » Mon 06 Feb , 2012 16:38 pm

When I try to open a "PCB" file with the PCB engraver, I get the error message "open failed - either not an RS-274X Gerber file or aperture table is missing". These PCB files were opened in the past without a problem. They were saved with the "include aperture table within output file" checked. Any help would be appreciated. I have no problem opening a "CNC" file.

Thanks,

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Re: "Open Failed" error message

Post by Denford Admin » Mon 06 Feb , 2012 16:42 pm

can you post the gerber up here ? (you may have to .zip it as I'm not sure if .gb is an allowed file extension)

maybe someone has changed a setting in the s/w you use to create the gerber...

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Re: "Open Failed" error message

Post by Shawsheen » Mon 06 Feb , 2012 17:37 pm

No, even the samples supplied with the software come up with this error message. I don't see how I can attach files so I copied and pasted them here.

-----------------------------.GB0 file---------------------------

G04 Image Parameters ***
%FSDAX23Y23*%
%MOIN*%
G04 Aperture Table ***
%ADD10C,.005*%
G04*
G04 New Layer ***
%LPD*%
M02*
-------------------------------.GB1 file--------------------------

G04 Image Parameters ***
%FSDAX23Y23*%
%MOIN*%
G04 Aperture Table ***
%ADD10C,.005*%
%ADD11O,.100X.100X.032*%
%ADD12C,.040*%
G04*
G04 New Layer ***
%LPD*%
D12*
X01200Y01500D02*
Y01400D01*
X00700D01*
X01100Y01500D02*
Y01700D01*
X00700D01*
D02*
Y01900D01*
X01100Y01200D02*
Y01300D01*
X00700D01*
Y01400D01*
Y00900D02*
Y01300D01*
Y00700D02*
Y00100D01*
X01000Y01200D02*
Y00800D01*
X00400D01*
Y00100D01*
X01200Y01200D02*
Y01300D01*
X01900D01*
X01600Y00900D02*
Y00100D01*
X01300Y01500D02*
Y01700D01*
X02100D01*
Y01100D01*
X01600D01*
X01000Y01500D02*
X00500D01*
Y02200D01*
X02700Y01900D02*
X02300D01*
Y00900D01*
X02700Y01200D02*
Y01100D01*
X02800D01*
Y01600D01*
X03000D01*
Y01700D02*
X02900D01*
Y02000D01*
X02200D01*
Y01300D01*
X02700Y01600D02*
X02400D01*
Y01000D01*
X02500D01*
Y00900D01*
X02700Y01500D02*
X02600D01*
Y01000D01*
X02700D01*
Y00900D01*
X03000Y01900D02*
X03300D01*
Y02200D01*
X03000Y01500D02*
X03600D01*
Y00800D01*
X02900Y00900D02*
Y01000D01*
X03100D01*
Y01200D01*
X03000D01*
X03100Y00900D02*
X03200Y01000D01*
Y01300D01*
X03000D01*
X03300Y00900D02*
Y01400D01*
X03000D01*
X02300Y00600D02*
X02900D01*
X02600Y00400D02*
X02500Y00500D01*
Y00600D01*
X03100D02*
X03300D01*
X03100Y00400D02*
Y00600D01*
X00200Y01300D02*
Y02200D01*
X03400D01*
Y02300D01*
X03600D01*
Y02200D02*
X03800D01*
X03000Y01800D02*
X03600D01*
Y02200D01*
X02300Y00400D02*
Y00200D01*
X02800Y00400D02*
Y00200D01*
X03600Y00500D02*
Y00400D01*
X03300D01*
Y00200D01*
X00200Y01100D02*
Y00100D01*
X03300D01*
X03000Y01600D02*
X03800D01*
Y01900D01*
X01300Y01200D02*
Y01000D01*
D02*
X00500D01*
Y01500D01*
D11*
X02700Y01900D03*
Y01800D03*
Y01700D03*
Y01600D03*
Y01500D03*
Y01400D03*
Y01300D03*
Y01200D03*
X03000D03*
Y01300D03*
Y01400D03*
Y01500D03*
Y01600D03*
Y01700D03*
Y01800D03*
Y01900D03*
X01000Y01200D03*
X01100D03*
X01200D03*
X01300D03*
Y01500D03*
X01200D03*
X01100D03*
X01000D03*
X02300Y00900D03*
Y00600D03*
X02500Y00900D03*
Y00600D03*
X02700Y00900D03*
Y00600D03*
X02900Y00900D03*
Y00600D03*
X03100Y00900D03*
Y00600D03*
X03300Y00900D03*
Y00600D03*
X00700Y02200D03*
Y01900D03*
Y01700D03*
Y01400D03*
X02200Y01300D03*
X01900D03*
X03800Y02200D03*
Y01900D03*
X02600Y00400D03*
X02300D03*
X03100D03*
X02800D03*
X03600Y00800D03*
Y00500D03*
X00700Y00900D03*
Y00700D03*
X02300Y00200D03*
Y00100D03*
X02800Y00200D03*
Y00100D03*
X03300Y00200D03*
Y00100D03*
X01600Y01100D03*
Y00900D03*
X00200Y01300D03*
Y01100D03*
X03600Y02300D03*
Y02200D03*
X00500Y01500D03*
X01300Y01000D03*
M02*
---------------------------------.GB2 file-------------------------------------

G04 Image Parameters ***
%FSDAX23Y23*%
%MOIN*%
G04 Aperture Table ***
%ADD10C,.005*%
%ADD11O,.100X.100X.032*%
G04*
G04 New Layer ***
%LPD*%
D11*
X02700Y01900D03*
Y01800D03*
Y01700D03*
Y01600D03*
Y01500D03*
Y01400D03*
Y01300D03*
Y01200D03*
X03000D03*
Y01300D03*
Y01400D03*
Y01500D03*
Y01600D03*
Y01700D03*
Y01800D03*
Y01900D03*
X01000Y01200D03*
X01100D03*
X01200D03*
X01300D03*
Y01500D03*
X01200D03*
X01100D03*
X01000D03*
X02300Y00900D03*
Y00600D03*
X02500Y00900D03*
Y00600D03*
X02700Y00900D03*
Y00600D03*
X02900Y00900D03*
Y00600D03*
X03100Y00900D03*
Y00600D03*
X03300Y00900D03*
Y00600D03*
X00700Y02200D03*
Y01900D03*
Y01700D03*
Y01400D03*
X02200Y01300D03*
X01900D03*
X03800Y02200D03*
Y01900D03*
X02600Y00400D03*
X02300D03*
X03100D03*
X02800D03*
X03600Y00800D03*
Y00500D03*
X00700Y00900D03*
Y00700D03*
X02300Y00200D03*
Y00100D03*
X02800Y00200D03*
Y00100D03*
X03300Y00200D03*
Y00100D03*
X01600Y01100D03*
Y00900D03*
X00200Y01300D03*
Y01100D03*
X03600Y02300D03*
Y02200D03*
X00500Y01500D03*
X01300Y01000D03*
M02*
------------------------------------.drl file------------------------------
M48
T1C0.0320
%
M47 File: traffic.pcb
G90
G05
M72
T1
X02700Y01900
X02700Y01800
X02700Y01700
X02700Y01600
X02700Y01500
X02700Y01400
X02700Y01300
X02700Y01200
X03000Y01200
X03000Y01300
X03000Y01400
X03000Y01500
X03000Y01600
X03000Y01700
X03000Y01800
X03000Y01900
X01000Y01200
X01100Y01200
X01200Y01200
X01300Y01200
X01300Y01500
X01200Y01500
X01100Y01500
X01000Y01500
X02300Y00900
X02300Y00600
X02500Y00900
X02500Y00600
X02700Y00900
X02700Y00600
X02900Y00900
X02900Y00600
X03100Y00900
X03100Y00600
X03300Y00900
X03300Y00600
X00700Y02200
X00700Y01900
X00700Y01700
X00700Y01400
X02200Y01300
X01900Y01300
X03800Y02200
X03800Y01900
X02600Y00400
X02300Y00400
X03100Y00400
X02800Y00400
X03600Y00800
X03600Y00500
X00700Y00900
X00700Y00700
X02300Y00200
X02300Y00100
X02800Y00200
X02800Y00100
X03300Y00200
X03300Y00100
X01600Y01100
X01600Y00900
X00200Y01300
X00200Y01100
X03600Y02300
X03600Y02200
X00500Y01500
X01300Y01000
M30
--------------------------------------.inf file---------------------------------
PCB Wizard Gerber Export

Created : 1/30/2012 12:47:15 PM
Source : PCB Wizard 3.70 (12 Nov 2009)
Design : traffic.pcb
Title :
Author :
Company :

RS-274X (extended) Gerber export.
2.3 format, inches, absolute.
No zero suppression.
Aperture table defined in Gerber file.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

File: "C:\Program Files\New Wave Concepts\PCB Wizard 3\Examples\traffic.drl"

Drill hole layer

T-Code Size
T01 .032

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

File: "traffic.gb0"

Board outline layer

D-Code Type
D10 Circle .005

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

File: "traffic.gb1"

Bottom copper (solder side) layer

D-Code Type
D10 Circle .005
D11 Oval .100 .100 Hole .032
D12 Circle .040

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

File: "traffic.gb2"

Top copper (component side) layer

D-Code Type
D10 Circle .005
D11 Oval .100 .100 Hole .032

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

End of report.

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Re: "Open Failed" error message

Post by Steve » Mon 06 Feb , 2012 18:00 pm

Bill,

I have just cut and parted the text into wordpad and made a file called New Text Document.gb1

I can open it without problem in the PCB engraver software.

Can you right click on the files and see that they do not have a strange extension.

I have attached the file I created to the post so you can retry it. To attach the file to this post I had to add it to a zip folder so that it can be attached to the post.

Can you put your files in a folder then zip the folder. To add it to the post scroll down the page while typing the message and you will see an option to upload attachments. Just browse for the zipped folder and attach it.
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Re: "Open Failed" error message

Post by Steve » Mon 06 Feb , 2012 18:35 pm

You can also check your gerber using the attached website. This lets you view gerber files.

http://circuitpeople.com/

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Re: "Open Failed" error message

Post by Denford Admin » Tue 07 Feb , 2012 10:31 am

No, even the samples supplied with the software come up with this error message
In that case I'm guessing there must be an issue with the location of the files - maybe its a network drive which has limited access rights ?
I'm pretty certain there aren't any settings in the software which could have changed to cause this error.
It will report an invalid RS274 file if there was no data it could read -which could be as simple as the file failed to open at all.

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