Posts Tagged ‘gerbers’

Gerber preview software and usage summary

Monday, November 21st, 2011

We asked what things you check before sending gerbers to the board house, and what your favorite gerber viewer is. Here is a compilation of your responses: Problems with the footprint, the solder pad is sometimes buried by mask. Drills outside board or flipped. CAM didn't export expected silkscreen layers....

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What gerber viewer do you use and why?

Friday, November 18th, 2011

It's always a good idea to review your PCB gerber files before committing them to the PCB fabrication house. We use ViewPlot to check our PCBs, what software to you use and what are the common errors you look for? Leave your comments here, or join the discussion in the...

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  • Joe Desbonnet: Ya, I can recommend the low melting point solder. I used brand 'ChipQuik' and it's amazingly easy to use.
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