There is a company which makes low cost routing machines ($3000 range)  It
has been many years since I looked so I don't remember their name.  Try
searching for them, and call and see if you can buy just the software.

Mike

-----Original Message-----
From: Florian Finsterbusch [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2002 8:36 AM
To: Protel EDA Forum
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Software for Isolation Milling


Hi Brian,

we want to mill the whole PCB (drills + traces).

Our mechanics uses an ISEL milling machine for mechanic prototypes.
We want to use this machine also to manufacture our prototype PCBs.

Therefore we need a converter-software from Gerber- to HPGL- or DXF-Files.
(It has to convert the traces and pads to outlines for the milling-machine)

Florian


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian Guralnick [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2002 5:05 PM
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] Software for Isolation Milling
>
>
> What type of driller?
>
> Are you talking about just drilling the pads & holes?
> Or, are you talking about a board milling machine?
>
> Usually, board milling machines will take the Gerber & process it
specifically for
> the milling machine.  As for a hole drilling machine, the 1 of the
generated drill
> files might already be in a suitable format for the machine.  Remember,
Protel
> generates (if I remember correctly) a .drl, a .drr & a .txt which all
contain the
> drill data.  The .txt file should be somewhere close to HPGL & Gerber.
It's
> basically a set of  x&y coordinates.
> ____________
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Florian Finsterbusch" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2002 10:45 AM
> Subject: [PEDA] Software for Isolation Milling
>
>
> | We are considering to build some prototype PCBs by isolation milling.
> | Has anybody got experience which software is suitable to generate HPGL-
or
> DXF-Files for the drilling machine from our Protel 99 SE
> | Gerber-Files?
> | Is there some free or cheap software available?
> |
> | Thank you for all of your help!
> |
> | Florian Finsterbusch
> |
> |
>
>

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