Conversion of .dxf PCB files into Gerbers

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Conversion of .dxf PCB files into Gerbers

Post by G8GKQ » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:45 pm

Hi

Does anyone know of an easy way of converting .dxf files into Gerbers? It would be useful for a forthcoming CQ-TV article.

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Re: Conversion of .dxf PCB files into Gerbers

Post by g0mjw » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:14 pm

Hi Dave

First hit in Google suggests Autocad which I assume you considered and rejected given the price - there is a 30 day free trial.

There is a thread on the KiCad forum https://forum.kicad.info/t/how-to-conve ... er/15445/8 - I am not sure this help. Also found several utilities on Github.

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Re: Conversion of .dxf PCB files into Gerbers

Post by aerostar » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:15 pm

Hi Dave

I have some commercial PCb progs that will import dxf files and then should be able to make gerbers.

If you like to email me with them I will have ago.

Have sent you pm with email address

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Re: Conversion of .dxf PCB files into Gerbers

Post by G8GKQ » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:06 pm

Thanks Bob. pm sent in reply

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Re: Conversion of .dxf PCB files into Gerbers

Post by G4GUO » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:49 am

Dave if you are doing what I think you are doing be aware that when our PCB designer tried to import the NXP .dxf files he lost some of the layer information (and had to reconstruct the PTH information). I also had a similar problem when I used both Eagle and KiCad.

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Re: Conversion of .dxf PCB files into Gerbers

Post by gm1mfn » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:45 am

How complex is the PCB?

If it's not too complicated I'm happy to redo it for you. I use Easy-PC version 22.0.6
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Re: Conversion of .dxf PCB files into Gerbers

Post by G8GKQ » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:31 am

Thanks to all for your help, and the offers of help. NXP have now supplied the original Gerber files and we are investigating PCB manufacture.

Dave, G8GKQ

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Re: Conversion of .dxf PCB files into Gerbers

Post by radiogareth » Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:20 pm

Oohh, that sounds interesting...... not that they make high power RF devices ;-)
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Re: Conversion of .dxf PCB files into Gerbers

Post by radiogareth » Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:20 pm

Oohh, that sounds interesting...... not that they make high power RF devices ;-)
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Re: Conversion of .dxf PCB files into Gerbers

Post by g0mjw » Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:35 pm

G8GKQ wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:31 am
Thanks to all for your help, and the offers of help. NXP have now supplied the original Gerber files and we are investigating PCB manufacture.

Dave, G8GKQ
Brilliant

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