I'm trying to export an 8" square design that is mostly copper to Gerber files. The top layer file size is about 14 MB and the board house is complaining that it is crashing their software.
Is there any way to get Eagle to treat the copper areas differently as to not make the Gerber files huge. I'm currently using the Extended Gerber format.
I've read that it has something to do with the representation of the copper layers but I don't know how to change its representation in Eagle CAD.
From "Gerber File Problem 6 – Vector Fills" in a document by bayareacircuits.com:
Often plane layers or layers with shield areas come in filled with 1 mil or 2 mil vectors. This causes the Gerber file to be quite large in size and requires us to try and contourize the data. When you panelize this type of data the files often become too large for our plotter to digest. It is better for areas to be filled using “raster” or “contour” data.