How to Generate PCB Gerber files for an KiCad Project

 

Here's how:

1.Open your project with KiCAD.

2. Click on .kicad_pcb file to view the board layout.

3. Click on Plot icon on toolbar at the top.

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4. Select F.Cu, B.Cu, B.SilkS, F.SilkS, B.Mask, F.Mask, Edge.Cuts from the Layers Option. Select “Use Protel filename extensions” under Gerber Options. Click on Plot.

User Guide Step 2

 

5. The gerber generation process should be pretty quick. Once it’s run its course, have a look the messages window- there should now be .gbl, .gbo, .gbs, .gtl, .gto, .gts, and .gm1.files created in your work directory. Click on Generate Drill File button.

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6. Select option Gerber in Drill Map File Format list. Click on Drill File button.

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7. Check the messages window- there should now be .drl file created in your work directory.

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8. Go to your work directory. Change the .gm1 file extension to .gko

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9. Compress all eight files.

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10. Done! You are now ready to upload your .zip file onto Lion Circuits and place your order!

 

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