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GDSII file import in version 32bit

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(joined November 2019)
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I can’t import a simple geometry file in my 32bit OptiFDTD version.
The menu ‘import from mask’ exists but it does not work.
Is there any way to import geometry files?

best regards
Rainer

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    • #68052
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      Rainer Gloess
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      I can’t import a simple geometry file in my 32bit OptiFDTD version.
      The menu ‘import from mask’ exists but it does not work.
      Is there any way to import geometry files?

      best regards
      Rainer

    • #68053
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      Scott Newman
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      The only way to have imported would have been through the mask import which should have work. What error do you get when it does not work?

      Please note the 32bit version of the product is a much older version of the product and no longer supported. Within the 64bit version you can import GDSII, DXF, as well as IGES file formats. A 30-day evaluation is available.

      Scott

    • #68060
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      Rainer Gloess
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      Hi Scott,
      Thank you for the response.
      The program failes with the message:
      “unkown file extension
      please choose a mask file with .DXF or .GDS extension”

      The file extension is correct… ???

      best regards
      Rainer

    • #68063
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      Scott Newman
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      Ah there is a known bug in the older product where the extension is case sensitive. Rename your file with the extension .GDS not .gds.

      Scott

    • #68064
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      Rainer Gloess
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      Hi Scott,
      The .GDS or .gds file extension does not work.
      But I have converted the file to .dxf extension (lower case letters only) and that imports the geometry.

      🙂

      Thanks
      Best regards
      Rainer

    • #68086
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      Scott Newman
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      Rainer,

      Thank you for the follow up.

      Regards,
      Scott

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