test cut 2:
MUCH faster!.. (went upstairs for a few..came down it was done.. but as mentioned its a really small and simple layout)
I had the blade set @ "2".. and some of the holes were ripped/merged together.. (ie: one long hole)
re-doing the same cut at blade setting of: '1'Test Cut #3:
* all apps install as default set-ups
* created directory C:\gerber-files-to-cut (files here are my .bat file and the gerber file I want convert/cut)
* copied gerbertographtec folder to - C:\gerber-files-to-cut\gerber2graphtec (where all default gerbertographtec files reside.. I have only added .py extension and edited those two lines for 'paths' I believe it was for )
* printer shared out correctly (Cameo)
* edited .bat file with my info (computer name)
* Blade setting: 1
* Using mat (yes)
* created using CADSoft Eagle
* iTeadStudio CAM file to generate GERBER files (thats usually who I use for pcb fab)
* 0603 footprints & ATmega328P-AU SMD chip
Total Cut Time: 28 minutes! (no complaints!..on time that is)
* Still getting: "The procedure entry point ?construct@?$allocator@VVPath@Magik@@@std@@QAEXPAVVPath@Magik@@$$QAV34@@Z could not be located in the dynamic CORE_RL_Magik++.dll"
* (Still) Did "NOT" cut all the way through on all holes,....... (using an exacto to push on them..still didnt pop them through.. feeling the backside, its mostly smooth, showing cut didnt penetrate in most areas/holes) what can I do if blade setting 1 isnt enough and blade setting 2 is too much?
* The holes for the ATmega328P-AU chip have VERY little space between the pads... (I got better pad 'spacing' doing trying it with the ULP script that exports a .dxf file for you to use in the Silhouette Studio software from here: http://www.idleloop.com/robotics/cutter ... hp#stencil
)... but of course the rest of it cuts like KAKA (slanted squares, rounded bottoms..etc)
maybe trying to compensate for it prior to export by this 'shrinking of the cream layer pads'?
* In Eagle I deleted the Dimensions layer before generating my GERBER files.... it no longer 'cuts this' PCB outline as a result.. (which is NOT the 1" board outline you were commenting on).Off Topic:
Q1: I saw you mention something about shrinking the cream layers before export? How do you do that?
Q2: Curiosity is getting the better of me.. what is the PCB for in your posts?? haha
this is a nice trick!! (I dig this!)
quote: "I made a hybrid part so I can use normal 150-mil parts, or the wider 209-mil SOP/EIJ parts. Likewise, my MAX202 is able to use the 150-mil narrow or 300-mil wide parts. Why have procurement problems in the future?"
Im going to pick up some of that Apollo write-on transparency sheets.. ($50 a pack.. YIKES!) see if it yields better results than this mylar.. :(
4mil is getting to be thick for fine pitch parts though!.. I dont think Id' wanna use thicker than 4mil... (depends on the components I guess) :)
guess I just keep on playing around?