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Eagle 9.2 Negative Solder Mask problem

Upgrading Eagle over 9.2,  a new strange thing happens. In the CAM settings, on every soldermask layer, appears a checked box named “Negative image”.

The results are… a borderless soldermask.

Negative option in CAM Settings

Gerbers with borderless soldermask

Normal Gerbers after removing the negative option

Upverter Schematic Capture + PCB Layout – online

upverter

Just looking for PCB Suites prices, I found the upverter. It seems a very good way if you like to pay a monthly subscription price or you agree to share all your work…

The export function has a wide palette: Gerber RS-274X, Json, NC Drill – Excellon, Pick and Place CSV and Tempo format, PNG, 3D STL, CSV Netlist, CSV BOM.

The library claims to be very rich, but the parts that I was searching for wheren’t available. Maybe you should  build your own components and share, so after some months will be more complete.

Opening an Open Source Project: http://upverter.com/upverter/47dd0486577730a2/SparkFun-WiFly-Shield/

Pricing:

Free for a Open Source Account,

$14/month for a Personal Account,

$39/month for a Commercial Account.

Price list

 

 

GerbMerge – A Gerber – file merging utility

GerbMerge is a program for combining (panelizing) the CAM data from multiple printed circuit board designs into a single set of CAM files.

The purpose of doing so is to submit a single job to a board manufacturer, thereby saving on manufacturing costs.

GerbMerge is built in Python.

GerbMerge currently works with:

  • CAM data generated by the Eagle circuit board design program, with “best effort” support for Orcad, Protel, and PCB
  • Artwork in Gerber RS274-X format
  • Drill files in Excellon format

http://ruggedcircuits.com/gerbmerge/

Download: http://ruggedcircuits.com/gerbmerge/gerbmerge-1.8.win32.exe

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