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Altium Export Gerber - How To Export Files(Helpful)

Altium Export Gerber - How To Export Files(Helpful)

Abstract

This article will introduce how to use Altium Export Gerber format by showing some pictures in details.

Altium Designer is a PCB and electronic design automation software package for printed circuit boards. It is developed by Australian software company Altium Limited.

Altium Designer's suite contains four main features: schematic capture, 3D PCB design, FPGA development and release/data management.

 

Content

 

1.Open yours.PCB design files on Altium designer software, check the integrity of the files. Here used an example. PcbDoc file as an example.

 

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2.Find the menu “File”, select to Fabrication Outputs option. Then left-click the Gerber Files.

 

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3.The “Gerber Setup” page will occur. In “Gerber Setup” page we suggest selecting following option. We used red arrows to mark it.

 

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In Drill Drawing page, just as the default suggestion is OK.

 

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Selecting the RS-274X option, it's very important.

 

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Left-click the “ok”, then most of the Gerber file is generated in your design file folder.

 

4.Don’t forget to export the drill file. The steps are similar to the above. This steps can be ignored if there are no drill holes in your design.

 

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We suggest to select Inches and leading zeros, this way will increase the accuracy. Left-click the “ok” then a complete Gerber file was finished.

 

PS: All the contents are from Google Search.

 

Please contact us if you have any special requirement in your PCB order.

Flickr photos from the group WELLPCB Project