Gerbers & Excellon CAM File Set Guide
1. When submitting
the Gerber & Excellon file set, please zip up all the files and
upload as one file.
2. Whenever possible,
output to RS-274-X format only.
3. For Excellon drill
file, preferred format is
4. Please submit all
the Gerber layers, even if it would not be used. This helps us
understand the design orientation better.
5. Do not mirror any
layer. This may lead to confusion on our side. Orientation of all
layers should be as seen on your PC monitor during design time.
6. It would be
helpful if you can include a readme.txt specifying which file
correspond to which layer. Example readme.txt
The PCB outline can
be either included on the silkscreen layer or as a separate layer.
The board outline should be a 0 mil line. In the case the outline is
thicker than 0mil (eg 10 mils) we will take the center of the line
as the outline.
outline should be in the same layer as the board outline Gerber.
When using internal cutout - please check the CNC routing option at
order time so that we are aware of the requirement. Note that we do
not actively look out for internal cutouts unless notified.
RS-274-D Gerber Format (older PCB CAD software)
Some older PCB CAD
systems (prior to mid 90s) can only output to RS-274-D format. This
format requires manual data entry of apertures before the Gerbers
can be used. This can take between 30 minutes to 2 hours of work .
For orders with value less USD 80.00 we may impose a USD 10.00
surcharge for working with RS-274-D format.
Pre-submission PDF checklist
Prior to submission
of your Gerber/Excelon file set for quote or order, you can print
out the PDF checklist below for your guidance in submitting a
technically complete file set.
Download Checklist Here