Optimising your PCB layout workflow
1. Useour smart menusto optimise your PCB design parameters at any stage, even before you start the layout (no data is needed).
2. Use PCB Configuratorto view and check your data-set before you submit your order. Fix any data issues found which could delay production.
3. Use PCB Visualizer toolsto complete production tasks not suited to CAD systems
- Build a custom delivery panel interactively on screen
- Add custom marking (QR codes, date codes, special text etc.) or specify where we are to put order numbers and UL codes
- Calculate solder-paste area
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For more hints and tips see our “How to …” video: Optimising your PCB layout workflow.
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We have published over 100 technical blogs during the last 2 years. Here are some recent highlights.
Copper and the board edge : what are “copper up to board edge”, “plated holes on board edge” (also called “castellated holes/boards”), and “round-edge plating”plus how to specify and order them
Slots and Cut-outs : how to specify and order slots and cut-outs clearly and safely
Tolerances on PCBs : use these standard tolerances to keep board costs down
RF pool – insight and details : new RF materials and builds in our updatedRF pooling service
Blind and buried vias : what are they and how do you specify and order them
What is the smallest distance allowed between two holes?
How often can you raise a Eurocircuits PCB to lead-free soldering temperatures?
PCB Visualizer: interactive online PCB data solutions
Panel editor : how to design a custom delivery panel, or view Eurocircuits panels before ordering (plus “How to ..” videos)
Marking editor : how to add custom marking (special text, specific locations etc.) to your PCB (plus “How to ..” video)
Buildup wizard and Layer editor updated : how to select optimum multilayer build, add blind/buried vias, confirm/modify layer assignments
Your PCB Visualizer questions answered : the questions users ask most often.
All about Gerber and data
Standard Gerber declared obsolete : Extended Gerber is now almost universally used:it’s faster, safer – and fully compatible with PCB Visualizer
Gerber past, present and future : where the format has come from and where it’s going to.
Extended Gerber extended – Gerber X2 : new Gerber attributes will make design to fabrication transfer faster, safer and easier
Front-end data preparation white paper : what we do with your data before we make your PCB
All about quality of our PCBs
How do we assure the quality of your PCBPart 1 : in-process checks
How do we assure the quality of your PCB Part 2 : final inspection checks
RoHS and lead-free compliance : all our boards are compliant.
Conflict minerals : we do not use conflict minerals
Environment and REACH regulation : our environmental policy
Pre-production approval : how to view and confirm our production-ready data before we start manufacturing your PCBs
New timeline order tracker : see clearly where your order is, whether you can make any changes and when it will be shipped
BINDI pool : our new service from our newly-opened factory in India gives Asian prices with European quality
PCB Services : overview of our PCB order-pooling services and how to use them
New generation eC-reflow-mate reflow oven : better soldering control and more comfortable operation
Through-hole component soldering using our eC-reflow-mate : pin in paste technology
We have an on-going program of technical papers, but if there are particular topics on which you would like us to produce a blog, please email your usual sales contact or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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