Two more things:

1) don't forget to flip the bottom side scan
2) The BMPtoPCB utility only uses black and white bitmaps so you may have to
mess around using something like Photoshop to get the required contrast
between tracks and the substrate before converting to black and white.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thomas 
> Sent: Friday, 20 June 2003 11:18
> To: 'Protel EDA Forum'
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] PEDA[OT] - PCB Duplication Methods
> 
> 
> Scan both sides of the unpopulated pcb and save them as a bit maps.
> 
> Then use a bitmap import tool (e.g.
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/protel-users/files/BMPtoPCB.zip 
> , you may have
> to join this group to get access to this file) to import the 
> bitmaps to
> *MECHANICAL LAYERS*.
> 
> Then simply trace over the mechanical layers with signal traces.
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Graham Brown [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > Sent: Friday, 20 June 2003 10:10
> > To: Protel EDA Forum
> > Subject: Re: [PEDA] PEDA[OT] - PCB Duplication Methods
> > 
> > 
> > Hi Palaniraja
> > 
> > Artnet Pro Inc in San Jose, California can produce gerber 
> > files from a 
> > photoscan of a (two-sided) board.  So far I have only looked at the 
> > gerbers successfully in Camtastic, and did not find a way to import 
> > these into P99SE. But I am sure the import will not be 
> > difficult when I 
> > get to the project.  
> > They can be reached by phone at 408 954 8383 or by fax at 
> 408 954 8380
> > 
> > Graham
> > palaniraja wrote:
> > 
> > > Hello all,
> > >  
> > >     I am interested to know the methods available to
> > > duplicate single side and double side loaded/bare PCB boards.
> > >  
> > >     At present, I am doing it by manually measuring the
> > > component coordinates and placing them in the worksheet.
> > >  
> > >     Is there any scanning/semiautomatic/any other shortcut 
> > > methods available for board duplication.
> > >  
> > >     Thanks in advance for your information.
> > >  
> > > palaniraja
> > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > >  
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> 
> 


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