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Auto-rename the DipTrace gerber files for JLCPCB

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JPortici:

--- Quote from: iurius on May 24, 2021, 09:17:28 pm ---
--- Quote from: JPortici on May 24, 2021, 10:57:31 am ---i've never had to rename the gerbers.
i just give them with the proper extensions, and you don't need a script to do that: in the export window press the "files" button in the top right corner

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MarkF also suggested this, however this only works if you stick to one PCB manufacturer.
When you have 2 or more manufacturers it makes sense to have several modified scripts. In this scenario it would be a pain to modify the file names in DipTrace whenever you change the destination.

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I use several manufacturers around the globe with this extension scheme (which came from elecrow IIRC.. they were the only ones i found that were picky with the file names)
i was never asked to change it, as they can figure out that "t" stands for TOP, "b" for BOTTOM, numbers for internal layers and the last letter doesn't matter much, they can see wether is't silk or signal etc

I was asked sometimes to provide files in a different format (X-2) but in the end they were always fine with gerbers + bom in plain text or excel

iurius:

--- Quote from: JPortici on May 25, 2021, 08:35:46 am ---
--- Quote from: iurius on May 24, 2021, 09:17:28 pm ---
--- Quote from: JPortici on May 24, 2021, 10:57:31 am ---i've never had to rename the gerbers.
i just give them with the proper extensions, and you don't need a script to do that: in the export window press the "files" button in the top right corner

[attachimg=1]

--- End quote ---

MarkF also suggested this, however this only works if you stick to one PCB manufacturer.
When you have 2 or more manufacturers it makes sense to have several modified scripts. In this scenario it would be a pain to modify the file names in DipTrace whenever you change the destination.

--- End quote ---

I use several manufacturers around the globe with this extension scheme (which came from elecrow IIRC.. they were the only ones i found that were picky with the file names)
i was never asked to change it, as they can figure out that "t" stands for TOP, "b" for BOTTOM, numbers for internal layers and the last letter doesn't matter much, they can see wether is't silk or signal etc

I was asked sometimes to provide files in a different format (X-2) but in the end they were always fine with gerbers + bom in plain text or excel

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Very useful info (regarding your extension scheme). Thank you!
It is quite strange to me to hear that pcb manufacturers would accept a common format. AFAIK they always have some rules.
Anyway, I will keep the script. You never know what comes into manufacturers heads next  :)

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