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Use print artwork to do a final review of your artwork

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

PCB123 does not directly allow you to import gerber files for review so we have provided the Print Artwork tool to help you review your layout before you submit your order. The Print Artwork feature is found under the File Menu File Print Artwork. This will allow you to print individual or a combination of layers for review.

Select the layer(s) you would like to review. You have the option to fit the print out to page, scale the print or mirror the printed layers. To save paper you may want to print to a pdf document. PCB123 does not provide the ability to print to pdf, but you can easily download and install a pdf printer driver. I like cutepdf. It is free and very easy to use. Once you have it installed you select it just as you would a standard printer and print to pdf.
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Re: Use print artwork to do a final review of your artwork

Postby sysTom » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:52 am

Trying to print with scale=1.0 I always get the image split over four pages, regardless of the size of paper I use (both letter and tabloid). Please advise.
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Re: Use print artwork to do a final review of your artwork

Postby sysTom » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:55 pm

It's OK - I get what I need to review when I don't print the sheet outline. But when I do there is a huge bounding box around the sheet.
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Re: Use print artwork to do a final review of your artwork

Postby Sal Hernandez » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:11 am

I don't recommend printing the mechanical layer if you really are just trying to check your layout. Aside from the board size and title block there isn't much on the mechanical layer. Print just the layers you want to see. I usually only print one or two layers at a time.

Printing to pdf first will save you lots of paper.
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Sunstone Circuits
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Mulino, OR 97042
Phone: 503-829-9108 x226
Fax: 503-829-5482
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