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Questions about the BatchPCB service

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By YeagerTheCat
#7323
I might have been waiting for two boards caught in the freeze and yes, my child's life is depending on it, but I have another one with the new system's name written on it.

Mr Pittuck, the work you are doing will save lives, starting with your own. Hang on, that came out wrong. Anway, we can't live without your wonderful PCB service. Please let us give you our money. Soon.

Our great thanks to Sparkfun for a whole pile of stuff. PCBs are just part of the picture, but we thank you for it.

BTW, if you need beta testers (and let's face it, who doesn't), we are available 24 hours a day, although only conscious for a small subset of them.
By pittuck
#7327
i am working on it! lol.

next problem is file formats. If you know the format of the drill file for your software and you are NOT using eagle then post it here.

Nearly ready, i have a hang over and am writing very complex code, its taking a tad longer than usual.

As for beta testers, we got pleanty! well enough. I dont want to be getting 30 emails when somming dont work, 8 is enough.
By pittuck
#7328
saying that, are there any firefox users?

firefox is causing problems with redirects, why cant it be more like IE? lol
By amcfall
#7332
I am, I can do some testing whern I get home today. I hadn't noticed anytjhing though....

Avery
pittuck wrote:saying that, are there any firefox users?

firefox is causing problems with redirects, why cant it be more like IE? lol
By donblake
#7337
pittuck wrote:saying that, are there any firefox users?
Martyn, I'm using Firefox - anything specific you'd like me to try?

Don
By pittuck
#7345
yeah, if you can push a PCB though the system and do not click the link in the email for 20 or so minutes at least and see where you get to.

Some people have found signing in pushes them to the index page, not the product page (you and nathan and someone else pointed this out).

I really need a new user as it only seems to happen for the first couple of tries... Think its a session problem as the info is stored online rather than in cookie like files.
By roycearnold
#7364
Pittuck,

I'm a Firefox user and would be happy to assist. I've only just created an account on the new site (with no problems). I have not attempted to send in any test boards. Do you want me to just attempt the process as you outlined above or do you need to setup any logs, etc.?

The files I'll send were created with OrCAD. They have been made by Sparkfun previously and did go thru the initial online board check with out problems.

Really looking forward to having the service back up. Thanks for all of the hard work on it.

Royce
By pittuck
#7366
yeah go for it, u will know when something goes wrong. lol

i fixed a orcad problem the other day, so u should be fine (ie ur pcb will not cost $212,213,123...

opps ;) lol

was a small bug, honest
By roycearnold
#7369
Pittuck,

I uploaded a file with no problem. Very nice interface. It properly identified all of the extensions except the drill file. In OrCAD, the drill file has the ".TAP" extension. It is typically named "THRUHOLE.TAP". I always rename it to match the base name of the design.

I received the confirmation email and after about 30 minutes I clicked on the link. This brought up firefox to the site with a log in prompt. After logging in, it takes me to the catalog page, but the only thing available is for new submissions. I've tried several times. Tried copying and pasting the link. Tried IE. The results are always the same.

Let me know, if there is something else you would like me to try.

Royce
By pittuck
#7370
ok, thats the problem.

try loging in to the website, then clicking the link in the email.

I have no idea what is up with that. grrr.
By roycearnold
#7371
Sorry, I should have included that I had already attempted that method. I just tried again to make sure. No luck.
By donblake
#7372
roycearnold wrote:Sorry, I should have included that I had already attempted that method. I just tried again to make sure. No luck.
Same results here.

Don
By cctsm
#7379
Pittuck: In the login script, have it check if the URL is somewhat similar to that included in the e-mail, and if so and the login was correct, redirect to the link in the mail, something ala:
---------
login form:
<input type="hidden" name="referrer" value="<?php echo $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI']; ?>">
----------
login checker:
<?php
if($_POST['submit']=="Log in") { //or whatever
if($_POST['referrer']==$emaillink) header("Location: ".$_POST['referrer']);
}
?>
--------
Of course, substitute the second if() statement with something that checks the URL for appropriateness. But you get my point.

(And please tell me I didn't misunderstand it all, hehe)

Might of course be a session issue though (if you use that) - you sure you set it up correctly?

[Edit: Cough cough, "Note: HTTP/1.1 requires an absolute URI as argument to Location: including the scheme, hostname and absolute path, but some clients accept relative URIs.". Just see http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.header.php ]
By donblake
#7391
donblake wrote:
roycearnold wrote:Sorry, I should have included that I had already attempted that method. I just tried again to make sure. No luck.
Same results here.
I tried the link in yesterday's email today and the PCB was there.

Don
By roycearnold
#7394
OK, I like Don just re-checked the email link and I can confirm that my link is now valid.

However, the prices have really gone up. My board is quoted at $6,754,135.00. :shock:

I suspect that the bug in the pricing is back. :)

If you need the link, let me know.