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Protel Altium Gerber extractions file extensions

Postby Chuan Liu » Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am

If you are submitting gerber files converted from Protel altium cad software, and you are not sure which one to select on the layer mapping screen during the order process. Below is a list for those file extensions mapping to different layers:

.gtl top copper
.gbl bottom copper

.gts top solder mask
.gbs bottom soldermask

.gto top silkscreen
.gbo bottom silkscreen

.txt excellon drill file
.drr NCDrill file report
.drl NCDrill file
.apr aperture list

.gko keepout layer, sometimes board outline

.gp1 ground/power 1
.gp2 ground/power 2

.gtp top pad master
.gpt top paste mask

.gpb bottom paste mask
.gbp bottom paste mask
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Re:Protel Altium Gerber extractions file extensions

Postby Terri Miller » Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am

Hello all,

One thing to add here is that Altium may produce two types of drill files, one in ASCII format (.TXT) and one in EIA-RS244 format (.DRL). The TXT - ASCII format is preferred since we can open, read the text & numbers, and resolve issues. The EIA-RS244 format is not readable in a simple text editor. See attached example...

If you have questions - post them here! Terri
Attachments
Altium-Drill Examples.jpg
Altium Designer NC Drill files
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Re: Protel Altium Gerber extractions file extensions

Postby Terri Miller » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:42 am

Hello,

I have found some tables in the Altium help menu that lists the files that can possibly be generated as output from the PCB document in Altium Designer. In addition to the helpful information that is already here, please also review the images uploaded on this reply.

Lots of good information!

If you have questions - please let us know!
Altium - Generated Gerber Files.jpg
Altium Designer Generated Gerber Files
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Attachments
Altium - Generated NC Drill Files.jpg
Altium Designer Generated NC Drill Files
Altium - Generated NC Drill Files.jpg (45.54 KiB) Viewed 9601 times
Altium - Generated Gerber Files_Other.jpg
Altium Designer Other Generated Files
Altium - Generated Gerber Files_Other.jpg (44.32 KiB) Viewed 9601 times
Regards,

Terri Miller
Sunstone Circuits
13626 S. Freeman Road
Mulino, OR 97042
Phone: 800-228-8198
Fax: 503-829-6657
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