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Offline Ammar

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« on: December 16, 2019, 12:18:41 pm »
Interesting concept at You upload your PCB files and they automatically generate a quote.

Trick is they only accept the original design files, no gerbers. Also, the quoted price was 10 times the cost to have the same thing fabricated in China.

Do you know many EEs that would hand over their original design files to the manufacturer?

Offline ^_^

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Re: CircuitHub
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2020, 02:00:11 am »
They seem to be finding people through GitHub and messaging them.
I haven't tried it but if you say the quote is 10x I don't know what would be the advantage.

I'm also a bit suspicious to upload design files  :-//

Offline Ysjoelfir

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Re: CircuitHub
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2020, 12:58:41 pm »
Why would you even consider uploading your original design files if gerber is the standard in industry? I never gave my design files away and never will. Well, except of to my customers for which I created those obviously.

Also, if the price is that high I wouldn't bother trying that service at all.
Greetings, Kai \ Ysjoelfir

Offline sokoloff

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Re: CircuitHub
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2020, 01:38:49 pm »
For all of my (hobbyist-level) designs, I'd prefer to upload files as close to the native format as possible.

I don't care about my hobby designs being "ripped off" and there are several opportunities for error/non-repeatability when I go through the steps to make the gerber, drill, XYRS files, etc. If a board/assembly house will take my KiCAD files directly, I think that's convenient and one less chance for error to creep in.

For designs I was selling or otherwise was worried would be ripped off, I'd of course be a little more selective (but if I controlled the firmware, I might still prefer to send original CAD files).

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