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Well, the AVR link comes with that's what I'm working on - an AVR project.

But for those that use IVEX's WinDraft/WinBoard, you probably know they closed up shop last year.

What you might not know is that they are really still around - as PCB123 (http://www.pcb123.com).

What's different is that it looks like the software is tied to PCBExpress now and doesn't generate standalone Gerber files like it used to. It also looks like pin limits are gone, the component chooser section now (finally?) has dimensions visible, and it's been re-worked extensively. I haven't fired it up yet, but it looks like it's much more feature-rich than the WinDraft/WinBoard packages were.

I was looking at the board assembly services at PCBExpress and saw the link to PCB123. Looked at that and it seemed *very* familiar but didn't make sense as to why IVEX wouldn't just issue their software under their own name. I called them and confirmed - IVEX is PCB123.

Anyway, just FYI.

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I don't suppose they fixed the gerber file output that was always mirrored on the Y-axis did they? After reading your post again, you say they don't genereate gerbers period? What output are you suppose to use for PCB fabrication?