Editing Gerber files for a PCB Stencil

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Hi All

 

I got some old PCB's that i still have in stock but do not have a stencil for them. 

 

The original gerber file was for 1 PCB but the PCB company generated a panel with multiple PCB and also sent me the updated panel gerber files. 

 

Is it possible to edit the panel gerber files using any tool to 

1. Reduce the aperture size of the panels 

2. Reduce aperture size on GND pads on the QFN components.

 

We aim to use a company called pcbway to make the cheap stencils, but they do not provide an editing service.

 

 

 

Thanks

Regards

DJ

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Gerber Editing Programs are generally aimed at Fab Houses and cost ££££ or more usually $$$$

 

Stencils are not stupidly expensive, so my recommendation is to use a proper company, pay the extra £50 or so and get the job done right

 

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Well, Eurocircuits provide a way also to edit the PCB online via there PCB checker...you will find a lot of options, I'd suggest that you edit the PCB online using their tool and afterwards generate a stencil for it based on the edited PCB. finally, delete the PCB and just order the stencil.

 

hope it works out for you.

 

Regards,

Moe

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CAMtastic use to be a standalone program and could do all sorts of penalization tricks. Maybe the Free Trial of Altium would be enough to try it out.

 

https://techdocs.altium.com/display/ADRR/CAMtastic

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ron_sutherland wrote:

CAMtastic use to be a standalone program and could do all sorts of penalization tricks. Maybe the Free Trial of Altium would be enough to try it out.

 

https://techdocs.altium.com/display/ADRR/CAMtastic

 

Thanks i will give that ago.

Thanks

Regards

DJ

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I just read this old article about a week ao...not sure if it is of use

 

https://learn.adafruit.com/smt-m... ....using viewmate to "automatically" edit the aperature size

 

https://learn.adafruit.com/smt-m...

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Last Edited: Thu. Oct 22, 2020 - 08:18 PM
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Maybe there is way to reduce it as percentage.

Thanks

Regards

DJ

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notepad will work