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Convert PDF File to PCB layout?????

Discussion in 'CAD' started by electro, Apr 6, 2006.

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  1. electro

    electro Guest

    can you please help me how to convert pdf layout files to PCB layout?

    i have ADS2004a that can import

    gdsII stream format
    egs archive format
    egs generate format
    mask file(.msk)

  2. Step 1/
    print it out onto paper.
    Step 2/
    buy a digitiser tablet
    Step 3/
    Trace it in.


    I don't know of any other way to import it other than that. I have usually
    found it quicker to place and route by hand that follow a PDF.
    You might want to ask the original owner of the artwork for the original.

  3. electro

    electro Guest

    found it..
    theres a program that converts pdf to dxf layout.........
  4. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

  5. Paul Burke

    Paul Burke Guest

    If I'd seen electro's post I would have pointed him to:

    which can convert to DXF, which many CAD systems can import.

    Paul Burke
  6. Hal Murray

    Hal Murray Guest

    PDF can contain line drawing graphics or gif type picture.

    If it's lines, you can use pdf2ps to turn it into postscript.
    It might be reasonably to write some code to turn the
    postscript into gerbers.
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