PCB Layout CAD : Exporting (CAMs, Drills, Component Coordinates, etc.)

Printing PCBs

This page explains how to print your PCB designs.

With the Batch Output command, you can export multiple types of documents such as Gerber files and NC drill files at once.

Item Description

Print as Viewed

Prints using the display status currently displayed in the design work area.

Printing PCBs

Prints using the specified display set in the PCB Print settings.

Batch Output

Batch Output is a function for handling processing of all finishing work for PCBs such as Gerbers, NC Drills, NC Drill Lists, Component Coordinate Export, and Export BOM. The settings can be saved, so once Batch Output settings have been configured, it can be executed with a single click when releasing a PCB. In addition, by selecting PDF Print in the Print Settings, you can also execute PDF export.


Print Screen Details

Item Description

Printer

Configures printer settings for export targets.
To print a PDF, select a PDF Writer (Cute PDF and Primo PDF, etc.).
To print a Tiff, select a Tiff Writer (TiffWriter,etc.).

Printer Advanced Settings

Configures detailed settings for the selected printer.

Number of Copies

Specifies the Number of Copies. For project print, this is the total print number.

Paper Size

Sets the paper size for printing.

Fit to paper

Scaling is adjusted so that it automatically fits to the paper size.

Scaling

Printing is performed according to the specified scale.

Offset

It is possible to set the offset for the whole drawing position such as when you want to have a larger margin on the left side.
When "Centering" is checked, instead of referencing the offset, the area including all objects is centered for printing.

Mirror

Enables to print a mirror image of your PCB design.

Print Direction

It is possible to select either "Portrait" or "Horizontal" for the Print Direction.

Color

It is possible to select either "Color", "Grayscale", or "Black and white" as the Color setting.

Color Grayscale Black and white

 

Advanced Settings

Enables to open advanced print settings.

Print in Outline Mode

When "Print in Outline Mode" is checked, it is possible to print a PCB in outline. You can also toggle the visibility of pads and drills.
"Show Pads" : Checking this checkbox will show pad objects in a PCB.
"Show Drills" : Checking this checkbox will show drill objects in a PCB.

Normal Mode Outline Mode

 

Display Title

When this is checked, a "Name" in the "Print Target" is displayed at the top of the sheet as a title.
The font, size, and color of the text can be specified.

Show Pin Number

When this is checked, the Pin No. text is displayed at the center of a pad.
The font, size, and color of the text can be specified.

Show Reference Number

When this is checked, the Component No. text is displayed at the center of a component.
The font, size, and color of the text can be specified.

Text Direction

Enables to specify the orientation of reference numbers by selecting one of the following options: "Auto", "Comp Angle" and "User".

Auto :
Displays reference numbers by determining the optimum orientation based on the maximum area calculated using the objects that constitute a component.
Comp Angle :
Displays reference numbers according to the angles of components.
User :
Displays reference numbers at the angle selected in the pull-down menu. You can also type an angle directly into the angle field.

Ex.) User : 90 Degrees

Print Target

It is possible to confirm the sheets that are the Print Target.
Sheets that have a check on the right side are Print Targets.
By clicking, the preview screen is switched.

Print as Viewed

Prints using the display status currently displayed in the design work area.

 


Print as Viewed
The instructions that follow explain how to print a PCB design currently displayed in the design area.
(1) Select [File]
>> [Print].

=> The Print dialog opens.
(2) Configure print settings.
* For more details, see Print Screen Details.
(3) Place a check mark next to "Print as Viewed".
(4) Click [Print].

 


Printing PCBs
The instructions that follow explain how to print your PCB design according to the combination of layers specified in the PCB Print settings.
(1) Select [File]
>> [Print].

=> The Print dialog opens.
(2) Configure Print Settings.
* For more details, refer to Print Screen Details.
(3) Place a check mark next to the item you wish to print at the Print Target section.

* Selecting an item on the list allows you to see the preview of layers that are included in the item.
(4) Click [Print].