Layer Editor – another free to use eC Smart Tool

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The Optimum PCB Design Flow – Right First Time

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Eurocircuits – Tips & Tricks – Drill & Slot editor – a free new PCB Visualizer tool.

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Eurocircuits Tips & tricks – How to order the most cost effective PCB

Eurocircuits Tips & Tricks – How to order the most cost effective PCB What options are available to help reduce the cost of your Prototype PCB? When uploading your PCB data to your Eurocircuits account you may have noticed on occasion some small Icons next to certain options: Single coin, indicating this option has additional […]

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Eurocircuits Tips & Tricks – Cost effective Solderpaste Printing

Eurocircuits Tips & Tricks – Cost effective Solderpaste Printing Electronics is a very dynamic market, demanding smaller and smaller circuits, requiring very small tracks and gaps in the PCB layout. This also influences the components which can be used. As Through Hole (THT) components are rarely available for these requirements, more designs are driven to […]

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Eurocircuits Tips & Tricks – Problem identification and Auto-Repair

Eurocircuits Tips & Tricks – Problem identification and Auto-Repair We at Eurocircuits want to make your life as designers easier in any small way we can. You already have the stress and pressure of creating a practical and functional electronic design without the added pressure of knowing all the production restrictions and overcoming them before […]

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Eurocircuits Tips & Tricks – Marking Editor

Eurocircuits tips & tricks – Marking Editor Did you know that you could add your company logo to your PCB design, add text, Date code, UL marking or even determine where to locate your order number? Not only this but place them either in the copper layer or the silk legend layer? But why would […]

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Eurocircuits Tips & Tricks – KiCAD native data direct import

Eurocircuits Tips & Tricks – KiCAD native data direct import We process over 400 data sets a day for our customers. Front end data preparation is a critical stage of the process to ensure that the data we receive reflects what the designer had in mind, that it is manufacturable and that all requirements are […]

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KiCAD – design rules

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KiCAD – Eurocircuits reads in native KiCAD-data

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Eurocircuits Tips & Tricks – How to create a Panel

Eurocircuits Tips & Tricks – Panel editor The purpose of our Tips and tricks series is to help guide designers and purchasers to the best and most cost effective service possible saving time and energy doing things which we have created the tools online to do for you.One question which we are often faced is […]

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Eurocircuits TIPS & TRICKS – PCBA Visualizer

Eurocircuits Tips & Tricks – PCBA Visualizer We are 3 months on the way now with our PCBA Visualizer beta testing phase and we would like to share our experiences and some tips & tricks how to use our tool efficiently. After launching PCBA Visualizer, the natural DRC DFM extension tool of our well proven […]

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Why you should supply us with Gerber X2 files.

The benefits of the Gerber X2 format Perfectly understanding customer data and not losing any PCB design information in data transfer, are key issues to seemlessly produce and deliver quick turn around PCB prototypes. In our BLOG section we already explained the history of the Gerber Format. We have written a white paper on which […]

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Eurocircuits ULP for EAGLE users

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Using polygons in EAGLE

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New major EAGLE software update

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Get more from EAGLE CAD!

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How to reduce the costs of fine-line PCBs

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Optimum PCB Design Flow

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Optimising your PCB design flow

A new presentation from Eurocircuits can help you optimise your PCB layout workflow. 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). Choose from 700+ pre-defined multilayer builds Validate your choice of PCB options (board and copper […]

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Copper and the board edge

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Standard Gerber declared obsolete

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Slots and cut-outs

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Switch to EAGLE V6 – get V7 free

Version 7 of CadSoft’s EAGLE PCB design software is scheduled for release in July 2014. Switch to EAGLE V6 now and benefit from enhanced design technology right away. Then get a FREE update to V7 when it is released. Buy EAGLE V6 now and upgrade to V7 for FREE CadSoft’s EAGLEsoftware is one of the […]

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EAGLE-V7.0

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Website upgrades deliver more for designers

New website upgrades from Eurocircuits deliver new PCB analysis tools for fabrication and assembly, and more convenient menus to help hard-pressed PCB designers get their projects to market on time and on budget. 1. PCB Visualizer has more functionality for board fabrication and assembly plus new screen layouts to make it faster and easier to […]

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Gerber past, present and future

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Extend Extended Gerber – Gerber X2

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Blind and buried vias

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Your optimum PCB Design flow

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The smallest possible distance between two holes

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new CadSoft EAGLE DRU files for EAGLE V6

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Front-end data preparation – white paper (2012)

“What do PCB fabricators do with my data before they make my PCB?”   “Why can’t they use my data just as I sent it in?” “Why do I need to know? I’m an electronics engineer and they are the board fabricators?”. Our new white paper, “Front-end data preparation”, answers these questions. An understanding of […]

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Eurocircuits production data – what’s in it?

To produce your board we use your design data in Gerber or EAGLE format and first perform the necessary front end actions as described in our white paper: “What do PCB fabricators do with your data before they make your PCBs?“. When this is done and your board is ready for production, we save your […]

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Eurocircuits Data preparation – Make production panels

By now your job has already been through two of the three front-end data preparation stages : Stage 3 – Make production panels and production tools We now have a stack of orders that are ready to go into production. Our business model is based on “order pooling”. We make our production more efficient by […]

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Which Surface Finish fits your Design

Surface Finishes on Printed Circuit Boards Then finally, you have finished your design and the moment has come to order the PCB. You have considered all the important aspects. The DRC check is done and you are relieved: no errors remaining. The online calculator shows you the default pooling options and offers you the possibility […]

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Eurocircuits data preparation – Single Image (part II) – other layers and outputs

Have you ever wondered what we are doing to your data when the order status is Single Image? Here is the answer based on the instructions we give to our data preparation engineers. Many of the steps described below are automated for speed and accuracy but we have ignored this to make a clearer presentation. […]

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Eurocircuits integrates EAGLE CAD software

Eurocircuits integrates EAGLE CAD software Eurocircuits have been appointed pan-European Value-Added Reseller for CadSoft’s EAGLE PCB design software. Now you can buy EAGLE CAD software licences and upgrades directly from our website on your Eurocircuits account – no need to set up new accounts and payment procedures. How?       Why do we offer […]

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Eurocircuits data preparation – Single Image (part I) – drill data and copper image

Have you ever wondered what we are doing to your data when the order status is Single Image? Here is the answer based on the instructions we give to our data preparation engineers. Many of the steps described below are automated for speed and accuracy but we have ignored this to make a clearer presentation. […]

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Eurocircuits data preparation – Analysis

Have you ever wondered what we are doing to your data when the order status is Analysis or Single image? Here is the answer based on the instructions we give to our data preparation engineers. Many of the steps described below are automated for speed and accuracy but we have ignored this to make a […]

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Bow and Twist in printed circuits

What is Bow and Twist? According to the IPC-A-600 standard bow and twist (flatness of the board) is : “Flatness of printed boards is determined by two characteristics of the product; these are known as bow and twist. The bow condition is characterized by a roughly cylindrical or spherical curvature of the board while its […]

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