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by GuitarPhil
25 Oct 2019, 18:16
Forum: DipTrace PCB Layout
Topic: Turnkey manufacture?
Replies: 4
Views: 2462

Re: Turnkey manufacture?

As well as the gerber files you need to create a Bill of materials BOM file (do this is in schematic editor and save as BOM.csv). In PCB editor export a pick & place file, also as a CSV e.g. call it CPL.csv. This tells the factory where to put the parts on your pcb, the rotation angle etc. I am curr...
by GuitarPhil
19 Dec 2018, 12:19
Forum: PCB Manufacturing Questions
Topic: Vias in SMD pads
Replies: 8
Views: 11950

Re: Vias in SMD pads

Depends on your application. Generally it's good to have a big ground plane, which means having most traces on top side, which also means having most components on top side. Double-sided SMD is also more expensive. Hammond 1590B is a fairly big enclosure. Why not just have a bigger board? If you ar...
by GuitarPhil
18 Dec 2018, 19:03
Forum: PCB Manufacturing Questions
Topic: Vias in SMD pads
Replies: 8
Views: 11950

Re: Vias in SMD pads

Thanks for the replies and links guys. My PCB is just a 2-layer job though there are quite a lot of caps and resistors (mostly 1206 size) to fit on a 106 x 55.2 mm PCB so it will go in a Hammond 1590B enclosure. I can route it without the vias in SMD pads if I place some of the components on the bot...
by GuitarPhil
14 Dec 2018, 12:11
Forum: PCB Manufacturing Questions
Topic: Vias in SMD pads
Replies: 8
Views: 11950

Vias in SMD pads

I noticed an option in the Autorouter Setup dialog to allow 'Vias at SMD pads'.

This got my 2-layer PCB autorouted nicely but I was wondering if this is acceptable to all PCB fab houses or will it cause any issues?


Phil.
by GuitarPhil
04 Jun 2017, 17:24
Forum: PCB Manufacturing Questions
Topic: Some square pads being rotated 45 degrees
Replies: 4
Views: 5904

Re: Some square pads being rotated 45 degrees

X10an wrote:For reference only. I got the same problem two years later. So much for software updates....
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=11609&p=22463
? The OP is dated May this year, not two years ago!