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Old 9th February 2012, 12:49 PM   #21
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No ODB++ and Gerber is a total pain compared to ODB++, so I only do Gerber when I am forced to by clients.
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Old 14th February 2012, 12:04 PM   #22
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Free DFM is not as free as advertised, so for me and ODB++ its back to VUV.
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Old 14th February 2012, 08:11 PM   #23
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GC-Prevue is a free gerber viewer.
Murton-Pike Systems PCBCAD51 pcb design software.
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Old 14th February 2012, 10:54 PM   #24
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Free pcb sotware version 3 + on same page gerber wiever
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Old 15th February 2012, 12:12 PM   #25
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I dont use gerber, it to much of a pain and old fashioned, so I need an ODB++ viewer,
I have a lot of free gerber viewers and an older licenced version of Gerbtool but it dosn't do ODB++ very well!
The only free viewer as far as I know is the one that Valor Sytems had, but when Mentor bought Valor they stopped even that.
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Old 12th August 2016, 12:31 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by nigelwright7557 View Post
I write my programs and test them incrementally for bugs.
This means the number of bugs left in is minute.

The main mistake most software engineers make is testing the software for what it shoud do. I test it for what it shouldnt do like pressing teh wrong buttons or throwing something at the software it might not cope with.
This results in much less bugs left in the software.

However I do have 33 years of software design under my belt so maybe dont get caught out as easy as others. Also my software is put out on my time scale and not a forced timescale by companies under pressure to just get it out ASAP and fix the bugs later.
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