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Single side PCB in DXP2004

Single side PCB in DXP2004

Single side PCB in DXP2004


Several times I tried to make a single side PCB but without

Double side PCB's are not problem.

I digged in the menues and Internet, but couldn't find the answer.

Can someone help me to solve this problem?

Thank you in advance!

RE: Single side PCB in DXP2004

You do a double-sided PCB and don't send the gerbers for the second side to the board house...

Dan - Owner

RE: Single side PCB in DXP2004

But in that way I'll have only the top layer of the PCB (for example)and the board will be unusable.
Then the viases will be lost.

RE: Single side PCB in DXP2004

Nikuzo - Your reply does not quite make sense. Maybe there is a problem with the technical terms or a English language limitation.

I am putting the names in quotes " " as I don't have the program in front of me and I might have the names slightly wrong.

I have done many single sided boards in Protel. When I do this, Components are placed from the PCB Library. These components have "Multilayer" pads and "Top Overlay" outlines. I place my connections between pads on the "Bottom Layer".

Drill holes information from the PCB is usually created from a NC Drill File which is found under the Menu "Files" > "Fabrication Output" > "NC Drill". Hole position in the PCB can also be manually located from the Gerber outputs but this is not often done anymore (It used to be common when PCB were made by placing tape on mylar).

Vias are holes that connect traces on different layers in a PCB that has more than one layer. Vias look like pads, but the purpose of vias are different. If a PCB is single sided, vias should not be used. When more connections are needed in a single sided board jumpers can be used. If you are using jumpers to make connections, then you should use pads for the jumper wires and not vias.

RE: Single side PCB in DXP2004

Yeah, don't confuse "via" with "component hole".  True single-sided PCBs have pretty much gone the way of the dinosaur, and they're made using the typical two-sided PCB manufacturing process.  This means component holes can be properly plated through, which is what I believe you want... the board shop should be abl to figure it out form the top gerber, but if it makes you feel better, send the bottom gerber with the component hole solder mask outlines.

Dan - Owner

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