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PCB, abbreviated as Printed Circuit Boards, constitutes essential components in many electrical devices. Its manufacturing involves an array of sophisticated functions, including the use of plates, screens, dimensions, and profound knowledge about blending the different elements to make the circuit work.

How to design PCB effectively?

How to scan PCB artwork in Gerber files?

Upon completing the PCB electrical Artwork design, you need to convert your system into Gerber files to have a digitalized version of your creation. Gerber files are the universal language. It helps the PCB artwork print devices read the information by converting the content into one of its files.

Gerber Files

To describe each one of the layers present in the PCB artwork, the 2D vector illustration is used, which is called Gerber Files. For instance, one file will denote the Silkscreen while the other one will describe the copper layer. These general files include two types, namely RS-274-D and RS-274-X. Among these file types, the former requires D coding to elaborate the graphics involved, whereas the latter consists of D-coded files.

Instructions for Conversion

A step-by-step guide to convert your content into Gerber Files

Step#1: Install A CAD Software

You need to install professional CAD software if you want to get your PCB content digitalized. Over the internet, some CAD software is there that can assist you with this task efficiently.

Step#2: Open the CAD Software

Open the software and note the [Deleted:importa]essential tools present in it before proceeding.

Step#3: Upload the File

You need to select your PCB file, the one you want to convert into Gerber Format. You can choose the “import file” option present in the drop-down menu.

Step#4: Select the Gerber File

The next step involves the selection of a Gerber file. The option is present as an “export format” in the drop-down menu. Note that you must leave the choice of “Skip Options Dialog’ unchecked.

Step#5: Import Option

In the window of ‘GDSII Import Options’, a window will pop up in front of you in which you have to check the option of ‘Ignore Text.’

Step#6: Conversion Requirements

You have to configure all those options that are involved in your conversion requirements. The menu will appear on the screen, where you will be required to set the desired choices.

Step#7: Selection of PCB File

Coming towards the end of the process, you have to select the PCB file to convert and click it open.

Step#8: Conversion Process

After uploading your file, you have to click the “Next” button upon which the conversion begins. After completing the conversion, a new Gerber file will be uploaded to the same location where your original PCB file was present on your hard disk.

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