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Offline Chris56000

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Excellon Drill Holes Not lining up with Copper Layers - Stumped!
« on: December 19, 2018, 08:52:35 pm »
Hi!

I'm trying to make this experimental Z80 PCB on a CNC machine for my friend, but the Excellon *.drl file doesn't come aligned with the copper plots - the drill layer is about four times the size of the copper layers and way off the board!

I get the same result when I view the Gerbers in FlatCam and the open-source gerbv tool!

Can someone explain to me what's going wrong please?

This design isn't in any way confidential - here are the files to look at please!

Chris Williams
It's an enigma that's what it is!! This thing's not fixed because it doesn't want to be fixed!!
 

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Re: Excellon Drill Holes Not lining up with Copper Layers - Stumped!
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2018, 06:20:16 am »
See if you can find an option to output Excellon "24" format.
 

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Re: Excellon Drill Holes Not lining up with Copper Layers - Stumped!
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2018, 07:25:48 am »
I've seen this sort of thing before where NCDrill files don't align to pcbs gerbers.

It was due to software making assumptions about what the units are.
From memory the file format said inches but the software ignored this and treated it as mm.
Greek letter 'Psi' (not Pounds per Square Inch)
 


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