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Electronics => PCB/EDA/CAD => KiCad => Topic started by: Grayfox on January 01, 2014, 02:25:18 pm

Title: V-Scoring
Post by: Grayfox on January 01, 2014, 02:25:18 pm
How do I add V-Score grooves to my design?

I cant find anything on youtube or google.

Except one by the looks outdated yahoo guide which I cant download.
Title: Re: V-Scoring
Post by: miceuz on January 01, 2014, 10:34:40 pm
In Kicad you add lines to "edge cuts" layer. Then export them to a separate mechanical gerber file.
Title: Re: V-Scoring
Post by: Grayfox on January 01, 2014, 10:59:31 pm
Thanks.

I have been using edge cuts for the PCB shape.

I take it that is wrong.
Title: Re: V-Scoring
Post by: Grayfox on January 23, 2014, 08:19:24 am
Is this OK?

There end part that is showing yellow is due to the fill zone.
Title: Re: V-Scoring
Post by: miceuz on January 23, 2014, 10:37:02 am
It's a matter of how you export your gerbers. I'd say, show gerbers to your manufacturer before going forward with production.
Title: Re: V-Scoring
Post by: Kohanbash on January 23, 2014, 03:40:51 pm
When you do your edge layer how do you differentiate between mill cuts and v-grooves?
Title: Re: V-Scoring
Post by: miceuz on January 24, 2014, 05:21:31 pm
I've just drawn lines of 0.1mm width, exported them to a separate edge_cuts layer and sent gerbers to seed, got boards back with v-scoring. Here are my files: https://github.com/Miceuz/LEDCard