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Pick and Place position file for component placement. DSPCB and Pro

PCB component assembly is processed by a "Pick and Place" automated system, the following describes how produce the required pick and place file and how to edit to provide the data for the manufacturer.

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The mysteries of the PCB board outline

What thickness or style for the board outline should I use? Where is the actual machined edge going to be?

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Improved manual routing - DSPCB and Pro V9.0.3

As of V9.0.3 both DSPCB and Pro have improved manual routing. No longer will you get the "Add via or corner" message when a track coincides with another on a different layer unless it is on the same net.

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Tips to produce a customised PCB outline - DSPCB and Pro

Have you wanted to enhance your board outline with rounded or mitred corners, or slots to avoid enclosure features or to pass cables through the board? Watch this video which illustrates the simple steps.

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Mounting holes - how to set copper pour clearance.

How to exclude copper around mounting holes when they are within a copper pour boundary. This is achieved using a "Keepout" around the hole.

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Hierarchical schematic designs - DesignSpark PCB Pro

When designing a schematic, the ability to include part of the design such as the power supply as a block leads to clarity of the design function. DSPCB Pro provides just that advantage, read on to discover more.

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Panelise with DesignSpark PCB Pro

DesignSpark PCB Pro has the facility to produce panelised Gerber output files which is useful if your PCB design requires being populated with components in a batch.

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Design like a Pro - Blind and buried vias

For advanced PCB designs blind and buried vias are easy to apply in Pro. This provides greater design flexibility for advanced designs.

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PCB Parts Library - more than components!

Are you getting the most from our online library PCB Part Library? We have modules and dedicated connectors to speed up your design experience. Search with 'free text' as well as manufacturers part numbers.

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Mind the gap! Component spacing in DSPCB (and Pro)

"Gap is 0" causes surprise when first experienced. There is visually a gap, why are you getting this error message? Read on to understand how the "gaps" are calculated and how you can enhance the Design Rules Check to remove these error reports.

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DSPCB (and Pro) - Settings required if switching between major release versions.

DSPCB/ Pro install with all the required paths and settings to allow instant use. Although rarely necessary as the latest Application version works with all previous designs, here is what you need to do if switching between versions.

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DesignSpark PCB and Pro - Gerber settings for Powerplane plots.

DSPCB and Pro provide a variety options related to the Gerber plots for power plane layers. Here we discuss how to select from the options to suit your selected PCB manufacturers requirements.

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