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) [File]
=> [Export]
=> [Export DXF/DWG].
=> The "Export DXF/DWG" screen will open.
(2) Click "..." next to Location => The "Save As" screen will open.
(3) Input a File Name.
(4) Click "Save".
(5) Configure the export options.
(6) Click "OK".
(7) Click "OK".
The file will be exported.

 


Export DXF/DWG Screen (PCB)

Item Description

Location

Specifies the save location and file name of the DXF/DWG file to be exported.

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

It is possible to set whether to output the Tear Drop.

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

 

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

Location

Specifies the save location and file name of the DXF/DWG file to be exported.

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.