Artwork

Drilling

  • Gerber (version 2 or version 1)
    • Only true drill data, not as drill map
  • Excellon (1 or 2) format or Excellon-like format
    • plus appropriate tool list (which is normally/ideally embedded as file header)
  • Sieb & Meyer format
    • plus appropriate tool list (which is normally/ideally embedded as file header)
  • DPF
    • Only true drill data, not as drill map

Articles about PCB layout data

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Gerber data formats: summary

Overview of Gerber data and what will be done with them

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Data formats: DPF

Dynamic Process format – part of Ucamco”s Job database structure

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Drill formats: Excellon and Sieb&Meyer

Formats to drive CNC drilling and routing machines

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Input data required

Data files needed for production of PCBs

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Eurocircuits preferred data formats

Preferred data files for artwork and drilling

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File naming suggestions

File names that let us easily recognise the function of a layer

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Cadsoft Eagle .brd to Gerber conversion guidelines

Layer conversion rules – how to generate Gerber files

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Indicating slots and contours

Clear indication for a correct processing in production

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Ten rules to provide perfect data for PCB production

Based on our experience, this asks for your attention

Useful information for electronics engineers to prepare a PCB order