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'[ot]: PCB express...'
2001\05\22@120623 by rad0

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Hello,

This question is about the service PCB Express, I think
this is the name, I don't have the program on this computer...

Anyway,  I want to have a printed circuit made, and I have a few
questions...

first, will PCB express drill the holes?

second, can you have several small circuit boards within the
allotted space?

thanks...

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2001\05\22@123007 by rad0

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Hey never mind, I found the site finally, and it's all there...

sorry,

there's a big difference between pcb express and express pcb, though....





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2001\05\22@123907 by jamesnewton

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Yes and yes. But you would be well served to avoid using them and their very
proprietary software...

...the time you spend learning a standard PCB Cad package like Eagle and
learning to work with a regular card house will serve you well in the
future.

Express can't save files in anything other than their own format... and they
change formats, which invalidates your existing design. You have no ability
to transfer your design to another CAD package and no other card houses can
accept Express PCB's file format.

Don't ask my how I know... <GRIN>

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2001\05\22@170910 by Dale Botkin

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But they're also dirt cheap and pretty quick (and do nice work), which
makes all of the above factors to consider but not always show-stoppers.
I've used them a couple of times for one-offs...  you just have to be
aware of what you're getting into.

Dale

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2001\05\22@201208 by victor Faria

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I also use them and have had no problem.
but I think that it's time to use a real layout software .
so here is a question ,does anyone know of a software program
that's as easy to use as the express pcboard????
I did get caught in it's ease of use I have tried others but everything I
try I compare it to express pcb and go back.
but if there is commercial product out there that closely resembles express
then the learning curve would be minimal.
thanks
victor
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> But they're also dirt cheap and pretty quick (and do nice work), which
> makes all of the above factors to consider but not always show-stoppers.
> I've used them a couple of times for one-offs...  you just have to be
> aware of what you're getting into.
>
> Dale
>
> On Tue, 22 May 2001, James Newton. Admin 3 wrote:
>
> > Yes and yes. But you would be well served to avoid using them and their
very
> > proprietary software...
> >
> > ...the time you spend learning a standard PCB Cad package like Eagle and
> > learning to work with a regular card house will serve you well in the
> > future.
> >
> > Express can't save files in anything other than their own format... and
they
> > change formats, which invalidates your existing design. You have no
ability
> > to transfer your design to another CAD package and no other card houses
can
> > accept Express PCB's file format.
> >
> > Don't ask my how I know... <GRIN>
> >
> > ---
> > James Newton (PICList Admin #3)
> > EraseMEjamesnewtonspam_OUTspamTakeThisOuTpiclist.com 1-619-652-0593
> > PIC/PICList FAQ: http://www.piclist.com or .org
> >
> >
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2001\05\22@221520 by ron

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I've done at least five or six PC proto boards with PCB express and they have
created nice boards for me.  Two days from my submission of the gerber files, I
have finished boards in hand for under a couple of hundred dollars!  What a
country!  I used to use the special laser paper laminated to blank copper boards
followed by dropping them in my etching tank.  Worked fine for single sided
boards, but when you want plated through holes, it gets to be a pain.  Takes more
time than it's worth, in my opinion.  So my system sits waiting for simple
boards... but the complicated ones go to PCB express.  Note that there is no
solder mask or silk screen on the 1 day turn boards, so I usually put the silk
screen "in copper".
Ron

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2001\05\23@152325 by Ron Wilder

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For you information, the service I used was PCB Express, not Express PCB.... The
company I dealt with is in Oregon.
Ron

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