Thread: PCB Isolation Routing
Good day all.
I have been making my own pcb's on and off for the last few years via the toner xfer, and uv methered.
I am now also looking at trying to make quick prototypes using PCB Isolation Routing.
I have only ever used a program called DipTrace for designing the PCB's and as far as I can tell it can not output g-code for isolation routing.
Can anyone please advice what software I might need, and how I go about doing it.
Thanks for your time.
Best Regards."If first you don't succeed, redefine success"
I use Eagle (www.cadsoft.de) to design the schematic/board and then use a freeware pcb-gcode.ulp to output the isolation, drilling, milling g-code files.
Eagle has a freeware limited edition that will do boards up to 100mm by 80mm and 2 layers.
There are also a yahoo groups for supporting Eagle and the pcb-gcode ulp.Art
AKA Country Bubba
(Older than Dirt)
Thanks for that, I have found that each time I look on google regarding pcb isolation routing. I always seem to be heading back to eagle.
The current board I am wanting to make is a duel layer board 152x294mm."If first you don't succeed, redefine success"
As I understand it, DipTrace will output DXF files. There are many free or inexpensive CAM programs that will go from DXF to G-code.
(Don't try a Google search for 'free CAM')
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