drill file, how to made?

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kazik70
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drill file, how to made?

Postby kazik70 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:39 am

Hi, j made PCB board and j need drill file, excellon or any other. Can you help me with this?

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ragstian
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Re: drill file, how to made?

Postby ragstian » Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:40 am

Hi.

In what program did you design your PCB?
The PCB cad program should be able to make the drill files.

The excelleon file is not much more than a list of coordinates for the PCB holes.

You can "generate" these files with a text editor by getting the coordinates in Inkscape.

See the excelleon WIKI
Good Luck!
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Re: drill file, how to made?

Postby kazik70 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:06 pm

My program is inkscape and I do not know how to generate this coordinates.
I would not like to write them down manually :(

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Re: drill file, how to made?

Postby ragstian » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:52 am

Hi.

Inkscape might not be the best program for designing PCB's.
There are a lot of free PCB cad programs better suited for the job.
Eagle PCB is very popular - the free version is good for hobbyists.

If you want to stick to Inkscape here are some links worth looking at:
http://nerdclub-uk.blogspot.no/2013/06/making-nc-drill-files-and-gcode-from.html
http://pcbmode.com/

If you know a little python programming have a look at the following links as well:

http://wealoneonearth.blogspot.no/2010/08/workflow-for-milling-pcbs-using-adobe.html
https://github.com/curtacircuitos/pcb-tools
https://lists.launchpad.net/kicad-developers/msg10233.html
http://blog.thegaragelab.com/automating-pcb-layout-for-milling/
Good Luck!
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