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Panelization with PCB123

Postby fedor » Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:23 pm

We need to have a number of identical small boards made, with sizes in the order of 0.3"x1". Is there any way to design some sort break-away panelized board in PCB123? For example via routing, perforation holes, or V-score?
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Re: Panelization with PCB123

Postby Sal Hernandez » Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:30 am

PCB123 does not have tools for panelizing boards. If you want to order a panel of a single pcb you can go directly to the Sunstone Printed Circuit Website with your completed layout and order through our PCBpro service. There you can fill out the online quote form. To get the boards panelized you can select on of the routing options (not the individual option). If you have specific panel requirements you can include notes on the mechanical layer of you PCB123 design. Since you boards are smaller that 1.5" x 1.5" (this is the minimum size for vscore) you can select either tab or tab w/perfs. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
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Re: Panelization with PCB123

Postby fedor » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:59 am

Thank for clarification Sal! If we would just create multiple copies on the same layout on a single PCB and dice it in house later, would it work? What would be recommended minimal spacing? Also, what's the most efficient way to cut and paste layout with associated schematic and parts in PCB123?
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Re: Panelization with PCB123

Postby Sal Hernandez » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:20 am

You can copy and paste the layout and make a panel that you will cut apart later. The distance between boards really depends on the accuracy of the tools you are using to separate the boards. Copy and paste is pretty straight forward. Select the entire pcb layout then use Ctrl C to copy and Ctrl V to paste. If you run into trouble you may need to deselect the board outline from the selected objects. There are two issues you will encounter using copy and paste. 1) Each time you copy and paste your layout all of the reference designators on the copy will be incremented. 2) Each time you copy and paste the layout the resulting schematic copy will be added to the sync page and the schematic formatting will be lost.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
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