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I am using UBUNTU 7.10 and pcb 20070208.
Some script I got form others require the bom file in dos 8.3 format.
According to the manual, I should be able to
"Choose "print layout..." from the "File" menu. In the print dialog box,
select "Gerber/RS-274X" for the device driver. Select the "outline", "
alignment", and "drillhelper" options. To get DOS compatible file names,
select the "DOS (8.3) names" option, otherwise enter "preamp" for the
filename. Press "OK"."
But in fact, I can not find the right print layout... There is only real printer shown in the print layout dialog box, I can not select Gerber/RS-274x form there.
Yes, there is an export layout can export the bom but it is not in dos 8.3 names. I have tried to rename it to 8.3 file name, it still not working in the script.
Can anyone help me find the way to export a bom in dos（8.3）file names?
Thanks a lot
I use pcb cvs, compiled on 14Apr2008.
I just do File->Export->BOM
The file looks:
# PcbBOM Version 1.0
# Date: Tue 01 Jul 2008 07:32:20 GMT UTC
# Title: (unknown) - PCB BOM
# Quantity, Description, Value, RefDes
4,"1210","10uF",P1.C12 P1.C3 P1.C2 P3.C2
17,"1206","10k",P1.R21 P2.R9 P2.R7 P1.R15 P1.R6
3,"1812","0.5A",P2.F4 P2.F5 P2.F3
If it is not working in your version, you should try the cvs-version,
just for output the BOM, but still working on the 20070208.
Keep in mind that pcb refuses projectfiles with an higher versionstring - try out the cvs with a copied pcb-project to be able to go back!
My reason to switch to cvs was problems with polygons. I work with the cvs-version only.
On ubuntu/debian it was quite easy to compile from cvs:
root# apt-get build-dep pcb
user$ cvs -d:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvsroot/pcb login (just ENTER on password)
user$ cvs -z3 -d:pserver:email@example.com:/cvsroot/pcb co pcb
user$ cd pcb
user$ ./configure --prefix=/opt/geda --exec-prefix=/opt/geda --disable-doc
root# make install
And read the README.cvs for additional help
perhaps You need just an
$ unix2dos myprj.bom
$ sudo aptitude install tofrodos
to get this command on ubuntu.