But only those, Its the same old same old. Quote from the FAQ:
"The latest summer 09 release of Altium Designer Viewer (Build
188.8.131.5253) can view design files created in the summer 09 release of Altium Designer, as well as the winter 09 and summer 08 releases of Altium Designer, Altium Designer 6, Altium Designer 2004 and DXP. Files from Protel 99 SE and earlier products are not supported".
I would download and try the viewer. I had the 09 summer release installed and was able to read files created by a 10 release. You get some error messages but everything else was OK. I have updated to release 10 now.
or have them create a pdf for you. File->SmartPDF and also send you the gerbers
They should learn how to _first_ create a majorly revamped site on a dummy server and _after_ it's all tested transfer that in one fell swoop.
Thanks, but I can't use PDF files, I need a viewer.
Maybe they could but I'll just use the Gerbers then. That is often the only useful format to work with. Unfortunately most of the Gerber Viewers have no transparent layer view so I am constantly hiding and unhiding planes.
Try gerbv. They do a transparent sort of mode. I think it is similar to an XOR of the colors if that is close enough. It may be an add of the color numbers with saturation? It is like transparent if you pick your colors properly. They do have a "proper" XOR which is in fast mode.
The support isn't as good for Windows as it is for Linux, but it has gotten a lot better the last few years.
Quote "Gerbv is targeted to run on Linux and other unix variants".
It would have been my favorite as well, it was the only thing I liked about the gEDA collection. And I liked Gerbv a lot because of the transparent view. But, not enough to repair all this VM+Ubuntu stuff after Ubuntu had self-destructed for some reason. Maybe because the orange penguin looked a bit sickly :-)
Oh, I must have installed Linux on my laptop when I was sleeping or something. You *aren't* looking in the right place. I know, I know, they don't update the page and in general don't care much for Windows users, but the tool is good *and* it has fairly good support under Windows now. I'm not online so I can't tell you where to find it, but do some google searching and you will find a Windows installation file in .exe form. My last copy is dated 6-2012. I can post it on my web site if you want. It is 15 MB, rev 2.6.0.
Get your head out of your butt and find the durn program. Ok?