What Data Should You Provide
If you provide Naked CAD format files from Eagle or KiCAD these should contain all the information necessary for production.
For other accepted file formats, please provide ONLY the data files that are required to produce your PCB as below:
- Copper Layers.
- Soldermask Layers.
- Legend Layers.
- Board Outline Layers.
- Mechanical Layers.
- Solder Paste Layers.
- Carbon Layers.
- Peel-off Layers.
- Via Filling Layers.
- Drill Data.
- Heatsink Paste Layers
- If you require us to prepare a customer panel (“array”, “matrix” or “biscuit”) from the single board data to your individual specification, please also provide the panel plan in either Gerber x2 or DPF format.
Please ensure that all instructions or other necessary information for the manufacture of your boards is included in the data files provided.
ONLY provide the data files that are necessary for production of your PCB.
DO NOT provide any additional files such as original CAD data (other than Eagle or KiCAD), Graphicode GWK files, PDF files, Word files (doc), Excel files (xls), etc.
Where possible check your generated output data (Gerber & Excellon files) either using our PCB Visualizer or with a Gerber viewer before you confirm your order.