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How to handle drill layer in PADS when importing from DXF

Question asked by conrad on Nov 17, 2013
Latest reply on Nov 17, 2013 by David Ricketts

Hi firstly I'm new here but I did search before I posted this.

 

I have a number of DXF's that I wish to produce CAM data from for a PCB house. I am familiar with gerbers and what PCB houses require and have produced some gerbers for manufacture using PADS in the past. What I am unsure of is how best to handle drill layers when imported from DXF's. The PCBs that I need to work with are high power RF amplifiers and are very simple copper areas on 2 layer boards. There is extensive via stitching on these PCBs. The size and position of the vias are on a layer called holes, drills or similar depending on the design. How can I best handle such info in PADS layout? I want to produce drill files.

 

This is what the input section of one of these PCBs looks like in PADS layout after import.

 

Input  board PADS.png

 

Very simple, what is the best way of handling this type of import in order to produce the necessary art work?

 

Regards

 

Conrad

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