Printing the layout

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Printing the layout

Postby istvanb » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:21 am

The PCB I design will be manufactured and used in a different country. I dont even have the parts I have to work with, so I would like to print the PCB layout into a PDF and send them to print and quickly check if all the footprints are correct for the parts.

How can I do that? If I use cutePDF or Nitro to print the layout into a PDF it tried to print the whole sheet while I need the board itself.

thanks.
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Re: Printing the layout

Postby Sal Hernandez » Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:36 am

Select File > Print Artwork to print the top and bottom layers independently. You can add the silkscreen with the top copper layers to make parts easier to identify.
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Re: Printing the layout

Postby istvanb » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:40 am

Thank you!
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Re: Printing the layout

Postby Sal Hernandez » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:53 am

You're welcome.
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Re: Printing the layout

Postby istvanb » Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:08 am

After 2 years I am in the same situation again. Not sure what do I do wrong, but if I print the artwork as described above the panel size doesnt match with the design.

The panel size also changes based on the paper size I select: its getting closer to the real design if I print it in A4 then if I print it in Letter size.

The size to fit option is off. I use cutePDF to print to pdf first and then I send it to a printer.

Is there a bug / known issue with printing?

thanks,
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Re: Printing the layout

Postby istvanb » Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:48 pm

OK, nevermind. It was a printing issue, nothing wrong with the PCB123 printing function.
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