Using Fab 3000
I want to use step and repeat to reduce gerber file size. I found this help topic which works.
But, I’m importing a DXF of my layout with all of my components. Only one of the components needs to be step-and-repeated. Using the technique in the help topic, the whole DXF import is step-and-repeated. I don’t want that, I only want to step and repeat one component. How do I do that?
Thanks for your question.
1. In AutoCAD you could make the one component a BLOCK, and then MInsert that component in your Drawing.
2. You can also do the same thing in FAB 3000. Make one component a separate "job" (menu: Job / Convert to Job). Assign any name you wish for the new job, and make sure to choose "Selection" for the option "Apply To". Here's a video tutorial showing me select some component pads and convert that into an array job that will export with Step and Repeat codes to reduce the Gerber file size.