For some reason, I can not view the artwork I just created. The photoplot.log file shows they were generated with no errors. The file sizes of the .art files seem reasonable so there is data there.
When I select File-Import-Artwork, I can select the .art file I want to view, but when I select OK, it is not attached to my cursor. I know this works because we did it in class. In fact I have followed the class tutorial (setting up a new class/sub class to avoid the DRC's when importing into the etch layer) to the letter and it still no-workee.
Figured it out. Pilot error (as usual..........) I was hitting "ok" instead of "load file". I incorrectly assumed (as usual) that when I selected the file from the list of .art files that it was being loaded.