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« on: December 01, 2016, 07:54:49 PM »

TINA COMPLETE ELECTRONICS LAB PC BOARD EDITOR MANUFACTURE INFO

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'HOW TO' PREPARE FILES FOR UPLOAD FOR DFM CHECK AND ACTUAL MANUFACTURE ...
IN PCB DESIGN EDITOR OPEN COMPLETED PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD FILE ...
SELECT EXOPORT TO GERBER FILE OPTION ...

CREATE NEW FOLDER WITH PROJECT NAME ...
EXAMPLE: MYPCBGERBER
ADD FILES TO FOLDER ...
EXIT FOLDER AND RIGHT BUTTON MOUSE CLICK ON IT AND SELECT 'SEND TO' COMPRESSED (ZIPPED) FOLDER ...
THE NEW COMPRESSED FOLDER (EXAMPLE: MYPCBGERBER.ZIP) WILL BE READY FOR UPLOAD!

HINT: I ALSO STRONGLY RECOMMEND ADVISE RECIPIENT TO RIGHT BUTTON MOUSE CLICK .ZIP FOLDER ...
SELECT 'PROPERTIES' AND 'UNBLOCK' TO ENSURE PROPER ACCESS.

2-LAYER BOARD GERBER FILES TO INCLUDE:
Printed Circuit Board Dimensions Outline File
Silk Screen Top Layer Component Identification File
Top Layer Copper Trace File
op Layer Solder Mask Pad File
Bottom Layer Copper Trace File
Drill Machine Information File

'QUICK TURN' SMALL QTY. 'SAFE SIZES':
Printed Circuit Board Pad Dimensions:
Drill Hole Size x 1.67 (+16 mils min.) = Pad Size
Pad Size + Pad Size/2 (+16 mils min.) = Solder Mask Size
Minimum Font Size: 7 mils x 75 mils (All UPPER CASE)

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DFM CHECK:TINA LAYER:        TYPE:  GERBER EXT:      RS-274X GERBER EXT:                
INCLUDETop                  Routing.TOP             .GTL - top layer (copper)          
INCLUDEBottom             Routing.BOTTOM          .GBL - bottom layer (copper)      
      Ground             Plane  .GND             .GND - ground                      
      Power              Plane  .PWR             .PWR - power                      
      Inner1             Plane  .IN1             .GP1 - inner plane 1 (negative)    
INCLUDESolder Mask Top    Doc    .SMTOP           .GTS - top (solder mask)          
INCLUDESolder Mask Bottom Doc    .SMBOTTOM        .GBS - bottom (solder mask)        
      Solder Paste Top   Doc    .SPTOP           .GTP - top (paste)                
      Solder Paste BottomDoc    .SPBOTTOM        .GBP - bottom (paste)              
      Solder Glue Top    Doc    .SGTOP           N/A                                
      Solder Glue BottomDoc    .SGBOTTOM        N/A                                
INCLUDESilkscreen Top    Doc    .SSTOP           .GTO - top overlay (silk screen)  
INCLUDESilkscreen Bottom Doc    .SSBOTTOM        .GBO - bottom overlay (silk screen)
(-)       Assembly Drawing Doc    .ADTOP           .GM2 - mechanical 2                
         Assembly Drawing  Doc    .ADBOTTOM        .GM1 - mechanical 1  (board outline)
      Drill Drawing     Doc    .DRILLD          .DRL - drill file (not used)      
      Drill Tape        Drill  .DRILLT          .DRL - drill file (not used)        
INCLUDEFab Drawing       Doc    .FABRD                       
      Notes             Doc    .NOTES                          
INCLUDEN/A             N/A   .drill_Top_Bottom.DRL - excellon format (drill)    

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FOOTPRINT ID TEXT LAYER:   AUTO TEXT IN BRACKETS < >
Silkscreen Top         <NAME> = (Component Name)
Silkscreen Top         <VALUE> = (Component Value)

(-) TO EXCLUDE ...ADD SILKSCREEN TOP LAYER ATTRIBUTE AND REMOVE ASSEMBLY DRAWING TOP ATTRIBUTE FOR TERM <VALUE> ...
In PC Editor Menu Select Tools/Footprint Editor ...
Open Folder with Item to Modify ...
Double Click On Text Containing Word <VALUE> ...
Double Clck On Color Box of Silkscreen Top Layer to Include
Optional: Double Clck On Color Box of Assembly Drawing Top Layer to Remove
If this is done it is not necessary to include the Assembly Top Drawing File ...
The Silkscreen Top Layer will then have both the <NAME> = (Component Name) and <VALUE> = (Component Value) ...
These will both be visible on the top of the printed circuit board ...
EXAMPLE: Resistor "R1" with Value of "1k" will appear as R1 1k (all same color and on top of board)

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GERBER FILE 'FOOD FOR THOUGHT'

Gerber File Viewer Windows Version ZIP File ... Portable (Freeware): gerbv
Website URL: https://sourceforge.net/projects/gerbv/

INSTALL TIPS:
Always Right Button Mouse Click ... Go To Menu Bottom 'Properties' and 'Unblock' Before ZIP File Extract
Right Cick EXE Installation Files and 'Run as administrator'


Gerber File Extensions RS-274X

Software: Protel
Ext. Description
.txt - drill file
.gbo - bottom overlay (silk screen)
.gbl - bottom layer (copper)
.gbp - bottom (paste)
.gbs - bottom (solder mask)
.gko - keep out
.gm1 - mechanical 1  (board outline)
.gm2 - mechanical 2
.gml - mil layer
.g1 - inner routing layer 1
.g2 - inner routing layer 2
.gp1 - inner plane 1    (negative)
.gp2 - inner plane 2   (negative)
.gpb - bottom pad master
.gpi - photoplotter info file
.gpt - top pad master
.grb - standard 'generic' filename extension
.gtl - top layer (copper)
.gto - top overlay (silk screen)
.gtp - top paste
.gts - top solder mask
Other Miscellaneous Files:
Ext. Description
.apr - aperture report file
.dri - drill station info file
.drl - nc drill (unknown binary drill file)
.ldp - layer report file
.drr - drill report
.rul - rule report file


Software: Eagle
Ext. Description
.cmp - top copper
.sol - bottom copper
.stc - top soldermask
.sts - Bottom soldermask
.plc - top silkscreen
.pls - bottom silkscreen
.drd - nc drill


Software: Orcad
Ext. Description
.top - top copper
.bot - bottom copper
.smt - top soldermask
.smb - bottom soldermask
.sst - top silkscreen
.ssb - bottom silkscreen
thruhole.tap - nc drill
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