I loaded my Gerber files into FAB 3000, and now when I export X,Y Centroids I get a message stating "Missing Either Top or Bottom Components layer."
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I have loaded the project and tried to export the centroid xy file, but I am getting an error "Missing Either Top or Bottom Components layer. Do I assume that the components and the copper traces must be on different copper layers? That could be a problem for me.
It appears that you have loaded the Gerbers successfully, unfortunately the Gerber files themselves do not contain any information about the components -- Gerber is just geometric data without intelligence (i.e. lines, circles, arcs,).
To generate the Centroid data you must use the command Build Components: