Robison Michael R CNIN wrote:
> 
> thanks for the suggestion about putting some text inside the cutout
> area.  one thing i tend to forget is that people do actually look at the
> gerbers.  i get in this mode where i think all they do is blindly submit
> them to a machine and a pcb comes out the other end.  i'll make a
> readme file too.
> 
> miker

Miker - here is a sample of the readme file I send out with a PCB order:

From: Peter Bennett
      TRIUMF
      4004 Wesbrook Mall
      Vancouver, B.C. V6T 2A3
      Phone: 222-7456
      FAX: 222-7307
      email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

TRIUMF P.O. # TR 137029

Job:    0946 Scanning ADC
        PC Board  P-13151

The following files are required for this job:
       p13151.GTL   Component side copper photoplot file
       p13151.GBL   Solder side copper photoplot file
       p13151.GTO   Component layout silkscreen
       p13151.GBS   Bottom Solder Mask
       p13151.GTS   Top Solder Mask
       p13151.TXT   Drill file
       readme.txt    This file


Note: the Gerber files include embedded aperture data.

Drill Information

Tool         Hole Size          Hole Count Plated       Tool Travel
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
T1        25mil (0.635mm)          159              75.20 Inch (1909.99
mm)
T2        35mil (0.889mm)          647              124.45 Inch (3161.07
mm)
T3        47mil (1.1938mm)         74               24.86 Inch (631.56
mm)
T4        55mil (1.397mm)          15               16.77 Inch (426.00
mm)
T5        70mil (1.778mm)          2                3.59 Inch (91.19 mm)
T6        125mil (3.175mm)         10               27.48 Inch (697.97
mm)
T7        141mil (3.5814mm)        3                11.16 Inch (283.47
mm)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Totals                             910              283.51 Inch (7201.24
mm)

   
The board is 7.20" x 11.6", +/- .010", double-side,  
.0625" nominal thickness, FR-4 material
1 oz or greater copper
Standard through-hole plating, standard tin-lead plating on exposed
copper.
Standard gold plating on edge connector

Solder mask both sides  (different masks)
Component Ident silkscreen on component side (ident not required on
bottom)


Trim boards to outline on component side artwork

Please make at least 3 boards.


-- 
Peter Bennett
TRIUMF
4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada      
GPS and NMEA info and programs: 
http://vancouver-webpages.com/peter/index.html

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