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Questions about the BatchPCB service

Moderator: robacarp

By Philipf
#103862
Hi, Im currently trying to upload a new design to batch and all of a sudden Im getting:
BatchPCB is locking down. We are no longer accepting any floating files. Please clean up your uploaded file and resubmit.
We are only accepting the following list of file extensions:
Im using the same eagle setup as I used for the last lot of boards I had done, with the same Cam file. But it is only outputting a .dri file for the drill file, not a .drl as batch is expecting. Do they not allow .dri anymore?

Thanks, Phil
By tjncooke
#103883
What design package are you using? In EAGLE, my drill file is a simple .txt. See if this is included in your Gerber generation, and try just including that.
By Philipf
#103893
Hmm, eagle only outputs a .dri and .txt for the drill, but they dont work anymore. Is there a way to output .drl instead?

Thanks
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By FartingMonkey92
#103906
In the CAM Processor, process the job, go to where it saved the files and change the file extention of the drill file.
You may need to uncheck "Hide extensions for known file types" in your folder's view properties...

Whatever the file extension, it will still contain the same data.
By analogon
#103915
Philipf wrote:Hmm, eagle only outputs a .dri and .txt for the drill, but they dont work anymore. Is there a way to output .drl instead?

Thanks
.txt is accepted, so you could use that.

You could use a batch/command file to make changes. In Windows, have the file include a line that says
rename *.dri *.drl

Similarly, the file could do other things, including invoking gerbv

Have a friend who has been around computers for a while show you how to make and launch batch file if you don't know how.
By SFEBPCB
#105740
Yes, once you run a CAM job you can switch the extension of the file. Although the CAM job will still generate a dri file, you just have to delete it before zipping it up. If you have any more questions fell free to email me at support@batchpcb.com