I have a PDF called A basic intrduction to Cadence Orcad (Allegro) 16.2 PCB Designer.
I have been following that to help me learn this program, so far it has worked but when I make the artwork (gerber files) Fig.25 says the Board Outline is not included in the films. Why is that? the PDF doesn't give me a reason why.
Doesn't the PCB Manufacture need the outline to make the board?
The PCB software I use now is Orcad Layout 9.0 and I can make outlines for the Artwork (gerber files).
Any help is appreaciated...
It's late and I'm totally busted - but my 16.2 also seems to ignore the "undefined line width setting" for the outline... Showing the films looks fine (BoardGeometry/Outline layer is included in films)!
So I thought I could just change the outline in the BoardGeometry/Outline layer. NOT: "E- (SPMHGE-544): Rectangle line width cannot be changed.". Ended up (embarrassing!) drawing a line on top of the outline rectangle. That worked - but was only plausible because it was a simple outline!
Reminder to self: Find out best practice (or just a rational one) for including outline in artwork... ;-)