PCB Layout CAD : PCB Settings

Gerber

This is a setting when exporting PCB documents as Gerber files.
The display layer for exported Gerber files can be set in advance.
It is also possible to configure settings for executing Export Gerber.
From the "Aperture" tab, you can also set the D code for the specified Aperture.

For more details about opening the PCB Settings screen, refer to About PCB Settings.

Tab Items Content

Output Layer

Display layer combinations for Export Gerber can be registered.
The checks on the left toggle between Enabled/Invalid. Uncheck temporarily unnecessary items for exporting.

Output Settings

The file format for exporting Gerbers can be set.

Aperture

It is possible to set the D code for the specified Aperture.

 


Output Layer

Display layer combinations for Export Gerber can be registered.
The checks on the left toggle between Enabled/Invalid. Uncheck temporarily unnecessary items for exporting.

Example of Setting List Settings)
With TopPattern, only "Electric" of the Top Layer is exported as the display status.
For others such as TopSilk, all can be exported according to the display combination set in the Display Settings.


Adding to the Setting List
The following will explain how to add to the Setting List.
-1 Click "Add" on the Setting List.
     
-2 Display the Eye icon for the layers you want to display.
  * Toggle All ON/OFF is convenient.

 


Deleting from the Setting List
The following will explain how to delete from the Setting List.
-1 Select the Setting List item that you want to delete.
-2 Click "Delete".

 


Changing Names in the Setting List
The following will explain how to change names in the Setting List.
-1 Select the Setting List item that you want to change.
-2 Right click
Select => [Rename].

* Names can also be changed by pressing the "F2" key.

 


Show Output Layers only

When the check for "Show Output Layers only" is removed, all layers will be shown.

When "Show Output Layers only" is checked When "Show Output Layers only" is unchecked

Present Layer Display

The Display Layer that applies to the current design drawing can be applied automatically.
This is convenient because confirmed settings displayed on the screen can be applied as they are.

 


Output Settings

The file format for exporting Gerbers can be set.

Item Content

Format

Extension Gerber (RS-274X) is fixed.

Unit

It is possible to select either "mm" or "inch".

Number of Integer Digits

The number of integer digits can be set.

Decimal Places

The decimal places can be set.

Zero Suppression

It is possible to select from "None", "Reading", or "Trailing".
* With "Trailing", any zeros at the beginning are deleted to reduce the amount of data.
* With "Reading", any zeros at the end are deleted to reduce the amount of data.

Offset X

The Offset Value for the X Coordinate can be set.

Offset Y

The Offset Value for the Y Coordinate can be set.

Prefix

The prefix at the beginning of the Export File Name can be set.
The Board Name, date, etc., can be input.

 

Report File Settings

Report File Example)

Item Content

Output Report File

It is possible to set whether to output a Report File.
The Report File shows the export format.

Extension

The Report File extension can be set.

 


Aperture

It is possible to set the D code for the specified Aperture.

Aperture Settings Example)
The D code has priority to be assigned as the set Aperture.


Exporting Gerbers

There are the following methods for executing Export Gerber.

- Click the "*****" icon of the PCB Settings Gerber screen
- Open a PCB document, [Project] => [Gerber] => [Export Gerber]
- Batch Output

Saving Settings

Settings can be saved and read. For more details, refer to Default Environment.