Question

I am trying to import a DXF file. My system seems to import to the outline layer rather than the design_outline layer under Board Geometry.  Is this correct?  When I select the design_outline layer I get errors without the imports. 

I have two PC boards that need to be done that have the same schematic circuit but different outlines. I routed the first board and then made a copy and tried to import the second board shape and all of the placement and routes were gone. I had to re-place the components and route the board again.  Is there a way to preserve the placement and routine when importing the second DXF file?

 

Solution

When you import the DXF file (Import > MCAD > DXF menu), into an existing PCB Editor design be sure to check the Incremental addition option on the DXF In form. Without this selection, design contents are cleared during the import process.