I is there a method to force ACE3000 to generate donuts apertures? I design minuature toroid ferrites and need to generate Gerber from dxf for manufacturing. Currently I use the de-embed function, however my vendors Gerber reader does not see these correctly. I.D and O.D. will be needed to translate. vtejeda
Numerical Support Team
over 8 years ago
If your vendor cannot read gerber files with clear areas (i.e Composite Gerbers), than I would suggest the following:
ACE 3000 does has the ability to flatten the Composite Gerber files into simple polygons which should be compatible with your vendor. Essentially use the "De-Embed" function as normal, however before exporting your file; go to the ACE 3000 viewer and perform the following:
A. Select all donuts. B. Go to menu: Tools | Composite Layers | Flatten...
Note: ACE will flatten the composite into polygons.