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arjepsen

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Weird...
« on: September 18, 2017, 09:41:33 AM »
Hey.
I made a post in the topic below, and tried to attach an image to my post.
Unfortunately it seemed to not work - I got an http 500 error.
So instead I tried to post a link to the file.
But now I get a http 500 error when I try to access that topic...??

nottingham82

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Re: Weird...
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2017, 10:01:25 AM »
yeah that topic was acting up yesterday too.  Its the eagle cad one.
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Re: Weird...
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2017, 10:07:43 AM »
Sir Nottingham, high priest of slate etching, is blocking any attachments that do not pay tribute/ransom to him.
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arjepsen

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Re: Weird...
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2017, 10:43:26 AM »
??

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Re: Weird...
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2017, 10:46:35 AM »
??

Nevermind ggallant. He is our favorite forum jokester. Read his signature line.
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arjepsen

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Re: Weird...
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2017, 12:56:14 PM »
ok...so... back to square one...

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Re: Weird...
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2017, 01:11:14 PM »
No. Export the board drawing as png. Import to T2 and invert the colors. Simple
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Re: Weird...
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2017, 10:08:20 PM »
I used to use Eagle and a photoresist method (Cape Fear Press photoresist) that needed negatives, inkjet print onto Hi-Res clay coated paper, wipe paper down with baby oil to make it translucent then expose under sunlight or UV lamp.

I used to 'plot' in .ps format (tick the negative box) then convert to pdf with a free tool that came with acrobat v1, they later dropped the free tool and now you have to pay or use ghostscript etc, in the end I used an online ps to pdf converter usually as it just worked without hassles.

Not sure if that is helpful AT ALL :) but I imagine something out there can convert a ps file into a useable format that is accurately scaled.

See my thread on pcb making in 'projects' section .. I now use Kicad exclusively and import gerbers into T2 and expose with a 50mW 404nm laser.

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arjepsen

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Re: Weird...
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2017, 03:14:30 AM »
No. Export the board drawing as png. Import to T2 and invert the colors. Simple
I understand what you wrote, and have tried it.
Unfortunately, when I export an image, rather than printing, some text is still visible, that unfortunately ends up being in places where the copper is supposed to be etched away.
I tried to attach the image in the former topic, to show exactly what I mean, but unfortunately that made that thread act up badly.

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Re: Weird...
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2017, 04:56:00 AM »
I understand what you wrote, and have tried it.
Unfortunately, when I export an image, rather than printing, some text is still visible, that unfortunately ends up being in places where the copper is supposed to be etched away.
I tried to attach the image in the former topic, to show exactly what I mean, but unfortunately that made that thread act up badly.

I bet there is still a filter on that you can turn off

I do agree with stonemull. I prefer kicadover eagle
« Last Edit: September 19, 2017, 05:03:58 AM by ThothLoki »
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arjepsen

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Re: Weird...
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2017, 12:06:11 PM »
Sorry - not extra filter. Checked several times:
Go to layers settings, click none and apply (everything vanishes).
then I click "bottom" and "pads".
Then the copper tracks have their names on them.
They are NOT there when I print the layout - only when I export it as an image.