[kicad-users] Re: Adding text to a board

2010-08-15 Thread Tony Casey


--- In kicad-users@yahoogroups.com, Seroxatmad seroxat...@... wrote:

 
 
 --- In kicad-users@yahoogroups.com, Bernd Wiebus bernd.wiebus@ wrote:
 
  Hello John.
  
   Am i right in thinking any text such as board name revision etc will go 
   on silkscreen front and silkscreen back (mirrored)?
  
  No. Text can also be put to a copper layer. This has the advantage, that
  you always have this information on the board, even if you try to save
  money by not using a silkscreen print, or if a vendor forgets it.
  
  But at least, there has to be room enough at your board to put text
  information on the cooper layers. Isolating distance is an issue..
  
  With best regards: Bernd Wiebus alias dl1eic
  
  http://www.dl0dg.de
 
 Thanks for the reply.
 
 Just created my first of two boards for my project in kicad. Looks cool in 3D 
 even...apart from needing to learn wings3d now for some of the components!
 
 May send it off for manufacture before the second board is finished (42 year 
 old excited kid here lol).
 
 Has any one had experience of www.elektorpcbservice.com which seems to be 
 eurocircuits.com
 
 Cheers
 
 John (UK)

Hi John,

I don't have any experience of Elektor boards, but I have used Eurocircuits for 
all my PCBs for some years now, and would recommend them to anyone. They have 
also introduced additional services recently, so should cater for almost every 
requirement, except possibly extreme high-end complexity/high volume - though, 
maybe they can do that too through Europrint, their sister/parent company?

Regards,
Tony



[kicad-users] Re: Adding text to a board

2010-08-14 Thread Seroxatmad


--- In kicad-users@yahoogroups.com, Bernd Wiebus bernd.wie...@... wrote:

 Hello John.
 
  Am i right in thinking any text such as board name revision etc will go on 
  silkscreen front and silkscreen back (mirrored)?
 
 No. Text can also be put to a copper layer. This has the advantage, that
 you always have this information on the board, even if you try to save
 money by not using a silkscreen print, or if a vendor forgets it.
 
 But at least, there has to be room enough at your board to put text
 information on the cooper layers. Isolating distance is an issue..
 
 With best regards: Bernd Wiebus alias dl1eic
 
 http://www.dl0dg.de

Thanks for the reply.

Just created my first of two boards for my project in kicad. Looks cool in 3D 
even...apart from needing to learn wings3d now for some of the components!

May send it off for manufacture before the second board is finished (42 year 
old excited kid here lol).

Has any one had experience of www.elektorpcbservice.com which seems to be 
eurocircuits.com

Cheers

John (UK)