I need to convert gerber files to DXF. The Gerber files need cleanup before exporting, so I spend a lot of time separating positive/negative layers, selecting items, deleting,…
When all is finished I can export the DXF file. It happened more than once that I forgot to select all the layers I need and only notice after checking the output data. At that point, there is no way to go back, select a few more layers and redo the export. So effectively, I’ve lost all the work and need to start again from scratch.
Once the conversion is completed and you're at the final stage,
there is no "Back" button, however you can save your work to an ACE
3000 workspace file (*.ace). This workspace file can be reopened
anytime by ACE.
Please perform the following after your conversion is completed:
Note: You can save your workspace file (*.ace) anytime while in the Viewer (you don't need to wait until after the conversion is finished).
To Open and use the saved ACE workspace file please perform the following:
Note: Many engineers will save the workspace file after each ACE
conversion, so they have it available should they later need to make
changes or provide the converted files to another manufacturer,