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Blind Vias?

Postby Mike... » Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am

When connecting to an inner plane, is there a way to add vias that don't go all the way through the board? Mike...
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Re:Blind Vias?

Postby Sal Hernandez » Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am

PCB123 does not support blind or burried vias. All holes that you place on a PCB123 design go all the way through the board. I have had a handlfull of customers design boards in sections then purchase the gerber and drill data for each layout. You can then combine the gerber output into a single multilayer design. You would then have to manually edit the drill tool sizes so they are unique in for each section of the boards. You don't want a tool size 1 in each drill file.

You may need to go with a different tool for a board with blind/burried vias. Eagle supports this type of vias. Remember that if you submit a board with blind/burried vias you will need to submit your design through the Custom Quote service at for pricing.

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