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x18:
hi,

on their website is written: "Drills line and long slot can’t be accepted."

Is it possible to send them a pcb with an non-rectangular board outline? i want to order a pcb with a heart-form-outline. is that possible?

8086:
They definitely don't have to be exactly rectangular. I have had boards made with cut outs at the corners etc. I think it should be fine, and they will always let you know if it isn't.

alm:
I believe this refers to internal slots, probably to prevent you sending them panelized designs. Seeedstudio (close competitor) has similar rules.

metalphreak:
Yeah some people try to use a long line of closely spaced drill holes, so they can snap apart the boards later. iTead/Seeed don't like this because:

1. They don't really want you panelising designs (although I've done it before and separated the PCBs myself in the past)
2. The huge number of drill hits wears out their tools quickly and the board houses *really* don't like it. Routing or V-scoring is much more efficient, but costs extra.


I have read in the Seeed forums that they are ok with internal cutouts within reason. It's always free to email them with a sketch or diagram of your PCB to ask. A board with its outline in the shape of a heart shouldn't be an issue.


slateraptor:

--- Quote from: 8086 on November 29, 2011, 04:56:02 pm ---They definitely don't have to be exactly rectangular. I have had boards made with cut outs at the corners etc.

--- End quote ---

My self-diagnosed dyslexia led me to believe that "The PCB size is smallest rectangle that can accommodate PC" meant rectangular board outline only. I just might use them again...especially since they offer cheaper-than-dirt 4-layer service now.

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