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PCB File Tutorial

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File format accepted for PCB production:

Only RS-274X Gerber files can be accepted. Please compress all the Gerber files related with one PCB design to one .zip or .rar file.

How to create RS-274X Gerber files:

Important info:

• Board outline must be included at least in one layer.
• The pcb dimension is the smallest rectangle that can accommodate the pcb design.
• Milling info must be added in the board outline layer.
• Large holes or shapes that need to be cut out of the pcb must be mentioned in the board outline layer.
• The holes for 2-layer or multi-layer PCBs will have through hole plating.
• Do not panelize many different designs into one panel.
• Non-standard PCBs can be produced on request.

Check your Gerber files:

You can check if your Gerber files are created correctly by using the software called GC-prevue. This is a free Gerber viewer that can be downloaded from the following website:
http://www.graphicode.com/GC-Prevue

Gerber files requirement (the following layers are needed):

Extended Gerber RS-274X (single-layer)

• Silkscreen top
• Layout solder side
• Solder mask solder side
• Drill info
• Drill info (txt)
• Silkscreen bottom (optional)
• Mill info (optional)
• Peel off info (optional)

Extended Gerber RS-274X (double-layer)

• Silkscreen top
• Layout top side
• Solder mask top side
• Layout solder side
• Solder mask solder side
• Drill info
• Drill info (txt)
• Silkscreen bottom (optional)
• Mill info (optional)
• Peel off info (optional)

Extended Gerber RS-274X (4-layer)

• Silkscreen top
• Layout top side
• Solder mask top side
• Layout inner layer 1
• Layout inner layer 2
• Layout solder side
• Solder mask solder side
• Drill info
• Drill info (txt)
• Silkscreen bottom (optional)
• Mill info (optional)
• Peel off info (optional)