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by Terri Miller
Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: Products and Services
Topic: EAGLE, Native File Conversion & Object Layers
Replies: 1
Views: 3691

EAGLE, Native File Conversion & Object Layers

Hello, Whether you are generating your own gerber files from EAGLE software or having Sunstone do your file conversion for you, there are steps you must know to generate your files and layer information that you must provide in order to ensure the accuracy of the conversion. One way to generate your...
by Terri Miller
Wed May 30, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Products and Services
Topic: PADS Software – Gerber & NC Drill File Output
Replies: 0
Views: 12248

PADS Software – Gerber & NC Drill File Output

Hello, To generate CAM output from PADS software, open the .pcb in PADS and then Go to File > CAM: The ‘ Define CAM Documents’ window will open and here you can click on the various CAM documents to choose the manufacturing outputs for your project. Choose ‘ Run ’ to generate the selected files. To ...
by Terri Miller
Wed May 23, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: PCB Manufacturing Topics
Topic: Quick Turn Products, NC Drill, & Blowouts
Replies: 0
Views: 2017

Quick Turn Products, NC Drill, & Blowouts

Question: “I received an email stating my Quick Turn PCB order was holding due to ‘blowouts’ in my NC Drill file. What does this mean and how can I resolve it?” Answer: ‘Blowout’ is a condition caused by holes being placed to close together. By trying to drill the holes too close together, it cause...
by Terri Miller
Wed May 16, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Products and Services
Topic: Quick Turn Products, NC Drill, & 'Blowouts'
Replies: 1
Views: 4060

Quick Turn Products, NC Drill, & 'Blowouts'

Quick Turn Products, NC Drill, & Blowouts Question: “I received an email stating my Quick Turn order was holding due to ‘blowouts’ in my NC Drill file. What does this mean and how can I resolve it?” Answer: ‘Blowout’ is a condition caused by holes being placed to close together. By trying to drill ...
by Terri Miller
Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Products and Services
Topic: Altium Designer/Protel - 'Film is too small for this PCB' error
Replies: 3
Views: 12405

Re:Altium Designer/Protel - 'Film is too small for this PCB'

Hello, Using Altium Designer/Protel software, you may have seen this error: "The Film is too small for this PCB." This error will occur if the Gerber film size entered is smaller than the PCB or the PCB file contains off-board objects that make the extents larger than expected. To enlarge the film s...
by Terri Miller
Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Products and Services
Topic: Quick Turn Products - Insufficient Clearances
Replies: 0
Views: 3721

Quick Turn Products - Insufficient Clearances

Hello! As many of you know, we now perform a design rule check on our Quick Turn multilayer orders. This was started sometime after the PCBexpress line began and although this information does not appear on the PCBexpress website, the DRC is performed on those orders as well. The process of running ...
by Terri Miller
Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: PCB Manufacturing Topics
Topic: Quickturn service. What shape can my board be?
Replies: 2
Views: 3286

Re:I'm ordering through your Quickturn service. What shape c

Hello, Here is an example of an outline notch on a Quick Turn pcb - see attached image Outline_a.jpg. Here is a close up of the notch itself - see attached image Outline_b.jpg. The third image is a shot of the outline notch along with the actual route patch (route path shown in RED; outline itself i...
by Terri Miller
Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: PCB Manufacturing Topics
Topic: Quickturn service. What shape can my board be?
Replies: 2
Views: 3286

Re:I'm ordering through your Quickturn service. What shape c

Hello Cinot, The outline can be square, round, rectangle, triangle, and some slightly unusual shapes as long as the other manufacturing rules are followed; like the notch rule, etc. For more information follow this link: Quickturn Printed Circuit Boards You can also post one here as an example and I...
by Terri Miller
Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Products and Services
Topic: Protel Altium Gerber extractions file extensions
Replies: 2
Views: 10208

Re:Protel Altium Gerber extractions file extensions

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 te...
by Terri Miller
Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Products and Services
Topic: Re:[Eagle] How do you make Gerber Board Outline?
Replies: 4
Views: 32658

Re:[Eagle] How do you make Gerber Board Outline?

Hello, As Sal said, the outline can be placed initially on any layer, just be sure that you select the proper object layer when generating the file using the cam processor. I've attached a document that will help explain how to specify the board outline during the design process. If you have questio...

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