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The method of avoid PCB file error

o-leading.com o-leading.com 2018-01-11 14:10:05
A reliable, experienced printed circuit boards supplier knows that errors in PCB files can cause big problems—and also knows how to avoid them. 

O-Leading is a leader in the printed circuit board industry and offers these tips for ensuring the accuracy of PCB designs, plus some common mistakes to look out for. 


A good working relationship between the customer and Printed circuit board company is vital to the success of any project. Costly design errors and delays in manufacturing can be prevented by discussing details in advance. Communication is key to avoiding PCB file errors. 


One way to make sure that what was intended is what will be produced—and that it will work—is to include a .readme text file that explains details which might not be readily interpreted from the Gerber and drill files.


Including a mechanical/outline ensures an accurate quote and timely production start. Like the text file, this is something which should not be skipped.

Common PCB File Errors

It’s all too easy to design something that cannot be built or will not function properly once it is built. Here are some PCB file errors to be on the lookout for:

Drill Size– If drill holes are smaller than required, there will obviously be problems. If holes are too large, component mounting might not be possible or might require excessive soldering. 
Overlapping Drills– Overlapping can break the drill, resulting in an unusable section of the panel. Re-designing and re-drilling will cause unnecessary delays. 
Edge Tolerances– Ground planes and circuit traces that are too close to the edge of the board, or to openings, could cause accidental shorting with metal chassis and cases.

If you are careful to entrust your design to a company with a proven track record of unparalleled precision and customer satisfaction, PCB file errors will not be an issue. O-Leading earns its reputation for accuracy through the quality work it does for and with its customers.