Use print artwork to do a final review of your artwork

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Use print artwork to do a final review of your artwork

    by 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.
Regards,

Sal Hernandez
Software Support Engineer I
Sunstone Circuits
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Mulino, OR 97042
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Re: Use print artwork to do a final review of your artwork

    by Sal Hernandez » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:11 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.
Regards,

Sal Hernandez
Software Support Engineer I
Sunstone Circuits
13626 S. Freeman Road
Mulino, OR 97042
Phone: 503-829-9108 x226
Fax: 503-829-5482
Sal Hernandez
 
Posts: 381
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:00 am




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