PCB Layout CAD : Various Convenient Functions

Export DXF/DWG

With Quadcept, it is also possible to export DXF files and DWG files.

Compatible Formats

The following versions are compatible DXF and DWG formats.

 DXF ascii (R9/R10/R12/R13/R14/R15/R18/R21/R24/R27)
 DXF binary (R10/R12/R13/R14/R15/R18/R21/R24/R27)
 DWG (R12/R13/R14/R15/R18/R21/R24/R27)

Compatible Documents

The following are PCB documents compatible with Export DXF/DWG.

Footprint
PCB
Gerber
Panel

Exporting DXF/DWG Data

The following will explain how to export DXF/DWG data from Quadcept data.

Exporting DXF/DWG Data
(1) Select [File]
>> [Export]
>> [DXF/DWG].

=> The "Export DXF/DWG" dialog will open.
(2) Configure the export settings.
(3) Click "OK".
(4) Enter a file name.
(5) Click "Save".
(6) Click "OK" to finish.

Export DXF/DWG Screen (PCB)

Item Description

Format

Specifies the Format for DXF/DWG export.

Version

Specifies the Version for DXF/DWG export.

Unit

Specifies the Unit for DXF/DWG export.

Output in Block Mode

Executes Blocking according the footprint unit. Objects that belong to the footprint will be exported together in one layer.

Routing Mode

Route Export mode can be toggled. * The circle in the image indicates the Pad Outline.

Line Width Centerline Outline

 

Output Tear Drop

Enables to set whether to output the Tear Drop.

With Tear Drop (Routing Mode: For Line Width) Without Tear Drop (Routing Mode: For Line Width)

 

Draw Polygon/Plane With One Stroke

Enables to draw the outline of polygons / planes with one stroke.

Shape of end

 The end shape of Lines and Routes can be selected.

Circle on the edge of line Rectangle on the edge of line

* When read by Quadcept, it will be read as a circle because Rectangle mode is not yet available for the end of the line.

Output Layer

It is possible to confirm the Type and Color of the layer that is exported.
Using checkboxes, it is possible to allow/prohibit output of each layer, and to change the color.

Output Objects

Output Objects can be selected using the checkboxes.

Pads, Vias, Drills, Planes, Keep Out Areas, Design Rule Areas, and Filled Polygons are exported using Outline.


Export DXF/DWG Screen (Gerber)

Item Description

Format

Specifies the Format for DXF/DWG export.

Version

Specifies the Version for DXF/DWG export.

Unit

Specifies the Unit for DXF/DWG export.

Output in Block Mode

When the Aperture is the same, it is possible to select whether to export all as a block.
By using Block Mode, it is possible to reduce the amount of data.

Output Layer

It is possible to confirm the Type and Color of the layer that is exported.
Using checkboxes, it is possible to allow/prohibit output of each layer, and to change the color.