Detailed PCB layout steps
Step 1. The picture below is a PCB diagram that we will use as an example. The size is 75.18mm x 30.23mm. We will have a 2x2 PCB array in a new PCB diagram.
Step 2. Use the PCB Hoard Wizard of the New from template in the File panel to create a rectangular PCB measuring 160mm x 65mm, a 2-layer signal layer, no power layer, and a via.
Step 3. The PCB created using the wizard is as follows. And save to the current project.
Step 4. Execute the PlaceEmbedded Board Array. Enter the length and width in the Embedded B0ard Array window. Generally, this parameter is slightly larger than the actual size of the board. There is no strict regulation. Because we will draw some markers on the board, such as V-CUT. In the PCB Document, load the PCB file to be assembled into the array board; input the number of vertical PCB arrays in the Column Count, and enter the number of horizontal PCB arrays in the Row Count.
Step 5. After setting the above parameters, click OK, place the array board on the generation B picture, and adjust the position just centered. And reposition the origin of the PCB to the origin of the array board.
Step 6. Next we enter the level color manager, rename the Mechanical2 to the Route Culter Tool Layer, and the line drawn on this layer is defined as the thread to be milled through the PCB with the milling cutter: rename the Mechanical2 to FabNotes, the line drawn on this layer We define the traces to be milled out of the V-groove (V-GROOVE) on the PCB.
Step 7. In the PCB array board, we draw the Route Cutter Tool Layer traces and FabNozes traces we need. These traces are for the people who do the CAM drawing processing to understand our specific needs and intentions.
The Route Culler Tool Layer traces and FabNotes traces we draw are designed to make it easy for the CAM staff at the PCB processing plant to know the details of our processing. The actual communication is subject to change. The picture below is an array board that draws the details of the processing.
Step 8. The next task is to convert the PCB array board into a GERBER diagram.
The specific operation process will not be described in detail here.