Okay, Ive done some reading and research- Pad2Pad and ExpressPCB software will NOT do what I want, that is- export anything worth using.
I am using DipTrace (need some help with that by the way, I want to select pad size/shape to start dropping, and also trace width, cant figure out except to run the trace and THEN modify the properties)... and it exports DXF and Gerber.
When I look at a DXF file, the traces are not there, neither is text IIRC. However, the Gerber file shows everything I put on the board, text, pads and traces!
BTW, I am doing this all manually, I am not using components from the library.
So now I wonder, what file am I wanting to export to (eventually) send to the CNC?
It also has .NC export (GCODE??). When I try to view it with Ace, the program just vapor locks so I dont know what that looks like.
Ill be starting on the actual build of the machine soon, trying to get a feel for what steps I need to take so I can make a test run when everything is in-place.
Thanks so much- You members here have been a true SAINT!