Author Topic: PCBs.io design tutorials compatibility  (Read 3033 times)

DeuxVis

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PCBs.io design tutorials compatibility
« on: July 04, 2016, 07:19:23 am »
If you don't know about http://PCBs.io this is a Printed Circuit Board making service / community recently launched by Digistump : http://digistump.com/news/34

I just noticed that the design rules there seems identical - please correct me if I am wrong - to those of OSH Park , so that means all of their Design tools tutorials should also apply to PCBS.io, great news !

Those tutorials are here : http://docs.oshpark.com/design-tools/

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Re: PCBs.io design tutorials compatibility
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2016, 06:19:32 am »
Note for later :
In order to have PCBs.io accept my Kicad design exported as described by the oshpark tutorial, I only had to change the Edge.Cuts file extension  from .gm1 to .gko

Edit : Not sufficient, the vias were not drilled that way. Probably have to re-export the drill file  from kicad using a different set of options.
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Re: PCBs.io design tutorials compatibility
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2016, 05:40:57 am »
Trying again with another design. This time I didn't need to rename any file, maybe PCBs.io improved their upload / gerber analyze process ?

The only thing not mentioned in the OSH Park tutorial is that I also checked the "Do not tent vias" tickbox in Kicad gerber export.

Anyway I checked and the preview show that the vias will be drilled - see attachment.

Also attached are the Top side previews from PCBs.io and OSH Park for comparison.