- Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:04 am
I don't know if this will help, but just this week, I needed to get a kapton stencil made for two small designs (~3.5'x2' each). I knew that each design would be placed on a seperate sheet of Kapton and I would end up paying for both ie. twice the price. I decided to give copy and pasting a shot.
I created a new project in Eagle and called it "X Panel". I then opened the first design, turned on ALL layers, did a group cut (actually copy). I closed the design, opened the panel project board up and did a paste. The design pasted, fully in tact, with all layers. I did the same with the second design and was able to paste it right next to the first. Both designs are the same board size, so it was easy to align them up nice.
I saved the board file, clicked ratsnest to make sure my copper pours were ok. I then ran the Gerber generation script to create new Gerbers with both designs on the panel. I checked the Gerbers in ViewMate and everything looked good.
Sent the file off today to the stencil maker. Everything checked out on their end, so hopefully I will end up with a stencil for both designs, just use the end that I am currently building.
I imagine that if you did this same process and made sure you defined your borders well, just about any PCB fab house will take it. I know that Gold Phoenix would take it. They would just charge you for the multi-design fee.
Jason Rausch - Amateur Radio Callsign: KE4NYV
RPC Electronics, LLC