Hello, I am using FAB3000 Designer Version to panelize boards. I load up the 6 or 7 designs that I am using and run the panelize wizard. This seems to work well but it does not clip the silk screen to the border layer. FAB3000 ends up defining a much larger panelized board because of this.
So my questions are:
1. Is there a way to have the panelize engine automatically panelize based on the border layer and clip the silk screen?
2. How do a silk screen clip based on the border layer of each design before I run the panelize wizard?
Numerical Support Team
over 8 years ago
1. You are correct, FAB 3000 does not clip outside of the border. We will add a option shortly to clip objects outside of the border.
2. Great suggestion! Currently the FAB 3000 will Panelize using the extents of each PCB, but using the border (as the only reference) would be an excellent option. We will put an option to use the border (if it is defined), in the next update of FAB 3000.
Note: Expect to see an update within the next 7 to 10 business days.