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By Ramune
#49864
The .drd file output by Eagle won't open in viewmate. It looks like this:
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M48
M72
T01C0.0240
T02C0.0320
T03C0.0354
T04C0.0360
T05C0.0394
T06C0.0906
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T01
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T02
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X6675Y9107
X6875Y8107
X6875Y6707
X6675Y13107
X6675Y13907
X6675Y15107
X5675Y15107
X2875Y8107
X2875Y6707
X1675Y7007
X1675Y8007
T03
X2475Y10041
X2475Y11774
T04
X1675Y13907
X1675Y15007
X1675Y16107
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T05
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X3782Y5622
X2797Y5622
X5553Y5622
T06
X1589Y4555
X6762Y4555
M30

I'm just trying to drag and drop it into viewmate. The real problem is that my board dimensions come out wrong and I believe it has to do with my drill file not opening in viewmate. I've tried to make my dimensions with a keepout, silk, and dimension layer, but they always come out .05" wider than expected. The height comes out perfectly though.
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By leon_heller
#49866
I like GC-Prevue. You could try that (there is a free version).

Leon
By Ramune
#49868
Okay, I imported the drill file, but the (x,y) coordinates are really screwed up. They are way too large.
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By leon_heller
#49870
PCB software sometimes scales drill files, or uses a different origin for them. Your PCB supplier should be able to sort it out. It's probably something to do with your Eagle settings. I don't use it so I can't help you.

Leon
By Ramune
#49871
Solved the problem. Added a decimal point in front of the coordinates and that solved it. Thanks for the help.
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