The Panel section of the PCB Configurator is only available if you select the delivery format to be Panel in the Basic PCB Parameters section.
If you have selected the delivery format as panel then in Panel section you can define the layout of your panel.
You may also open the Panel Editor if you wish to create you panel layout manually and or add additional tool or other features, simply click on the Panel Editor button in the top righthand corner of the section.
Some options in the Panel Editor may only be available after data has been uploaded and a full analysis has been completed.
Input the number of PCB’s you require in the X and Y of the panel, please note that this option is only available when you have selected eC-Panel by Eurocircuits.
If you select either of the other 2 options, you must first complete the other parameters in the panel section (these can be modified later).
Next click on the Panel Editor button and follow the steps, this will then open the Panel Editor where you can continue to configure the panel to your requirements.
Enter the Physical size (X&Y) of the panel you require including the borders.
If you have selected eC-Panel by Eurocircuits then these parameters automatically set (no manual input possible) based upon the number of repeats you have input.
Default – Routing
The method used to create the customer panel outline.
Two options are available Routing and V-cutting although V-cutting is only available if it is selected in the PCB separation method.
PCBs per panel
This is the total number of PCBs that will be in the panel based and is automatically updated (no manual input possible) on the number of repeats you have input.
And is only visible when eC-Panel by Eurocircuits is selected.
PCB separation method
Default – Break routing
Select the preferred method for pre-cutting the PCBs in the panel, 3 options are available:
Break routing (Default) – The PCBs will be routed out within the panels with small break tabs to keep then attached to the panels.
V-cutting – The PCBs outlines (only possible with rectangle PCBs) will be scored along the full length of the side using a V-cut scoring machine so they can be broken out of the panel.