Re: 2 different PCBs on 1 panel
This is the kind of thing that is much easier in Gerber editor which is
why it's a shame gerbview can only view. With CAM350 you can save your
Gerber files for a board as a PCB (I think you can do the same sort of
thing in gerbview) then just pull as many different CAM350 boards in as
you want and panelise them with great ease then export your panel
Gerbers for the PCB manufacturer.
The problem, I suppose, with PCB editors is that it will, for example,
be checking for repeat reference designators.
On 01/04/11 11:35, Bernd Wiebus wrote:
> [Attachment(s) <#TopText> from Bernd Wiebus included below]
> > To make good use of this, I'd like to combine more than one PCB into one
> > panel. That is, say I have 2 PCB designs A and B then I'd like to
> create a
> > third PCB "A_and_B" which is simply the two PCB designs separated by some
> > empty space and routed slots. Is this possible in KiCAD?
> Make a new empty board. Choose frome menue file > add board (look at the
> attachment, sorry, german, but you will identify the item), than choose
> the board you want to place.
> the board will be placed inside the middle of your place, but without
> the outline layer.
> Now group the hole board, and MOVE IT OUT OF THE WAY, and add the board
> again (or another, if you like).
> So you can compose a new board out of the different boards.
> But you will miss the outlines.
> So you have to newdraw the outlines. You can save some time, if you make
> markings on another layer before importing the board, so you can use
> them as orientation points.
> In this manner, you can also compose a hole new board by reusing always
> created boards. But you will need to do a lot of work by renaming /
> reannotating the components the components, so that tey will fit to the
> schematic and the netlist. Because this means not different boards or
> multiple instances of a board on a new board for production, but a new
> board from before created partial boards.
> If you want only repeat the same circuits multiple times at the same
> board, you can also use the group copy and past function. But, of
> course, you have to redraw the outline.
> With best regards: Bernd Wiebus alias dl1eic
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