NI Ultiboard is the PCB layout counterpart to Multisim and allows you to layout PCBs from a Multisim schematic.

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This site uses cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. This tutorial focuses primarily on the Gerber RSX options, as this is one of the most common outputs for manufacturing purposes. Email Required, but never shown. The option to import DXF files is now also made more accessible in Ultiboard to help include physical data that cannot be drawn in Ultiboard. With the Gerber properties RSX or RSD dialog box, you can select the layers to be exported, the number of digits in numerals, and the kind of measurements.

Similar Threads Schematic in. In Table 1 below you can see a ultiboatd for each export option.

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The Export Dialog The Export dialog box is a simplified dialog box that you can use to establish the ultibozrd parameters required iltiboard different manufacturers for the final file export. David 4, 2 18 The design includes through holes for mechanical fixation of the board. What is the function of TR1 in this circuit 3. Learn more about our privacy policy. Select the layer s you want to process and click Ok.

Exporting Gerber Files from NI Ultiboard

Automatic fixing of open edges The final layout with the imported board outline is show in Figure 7 Figure 7: Once a board layout is finalized, the user can create and export DXF files of all the board layers to use in other CAD tools and simulators for further design and board validation. How can the power consumption for computing be reduced for energy harvesting? I hope this addresses your concerns.

Losses in inductor of a com converter 9. What software do you use to open chm and pdf format files 2. The Gerber file contains information on a layer-by-layer basis of the board outline, land patterns footprintsdrilled holes, vias, copper routes, and any other information that is required by the board manufacturer to create a board.


Set or change the measurement unit. Importing DXF files in Ultiboard with high accuracy provides the user with the options of including electromechanical part footprints such as screw through holes for mechanical fixation of the board into a chassis. Of course multism supports lutiboard design your own PCB. It has Ultiboard package which can enable us do our PCB.

It is important to talk to your production house and identify all the files and formatting information they need to support their manufacturing process.

I hope you are able to understand what I am saying. Importing a DXF file into Ultiboard Once the desired file is selected the following dialog box opens in the Ultiboard environment Figure 4: You are now ready to view the export dialog box.

DXF Import and Export in NI Ultiboard

The Export Process To finally export the various layers of your design, click on the Export button in the export dialog box as seen in Figure 1. That is copper top layer on PDF kind of like a print.

But, be careful while transferring your schematic to ultiboard, since some components will not be transferred ultibord. Open up the pad holes on the design a requirement by some manufacturers. One more question I wanted to ask was am I correct in saying that a ‘via’ is used to connect the bottom and top layer. Click Import to finish the process. Conclusion Ultiboard is an optimized environment for engineers who need to rapidly prototype printed circuit boards, it allows for comprehensive design manipulation of common prototyping tasks such as component placement, trace routing, and design rule checking.

I drew this metal detector circuit in Multisim. As can be seen in the figure above, there are a number of different parameters that must be set to properly ultibosrd your design to the Gerber format. Exporting a file refers to taking a CAD representation of a PCB as can be seen in your Ultiboard file and producing an output in a format that can be understood by the fabrication equipment at the board manufacturer.


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In this board outline design, the outline is intentionally left open at the bottom to demonstrate how Ultiboard automatically fixes this error when importing the file. This tutorial uses a shipping example to showcase the export process. PV charger battery circuit 4. The Export dialog box appears as seen in Figure 1 below. Rather than send the entire design file, manufacturers require an industry standard file format to be used in their fabrication process.

Whether being a microstrip patch antenna or transmission line, a company logo, a layout of mechanical parts, or even shapes of combinations of curved and straight lines to be printed on the final PCB, Ultiboard offers you an effective approach to include them in your design and rapidly prototype your PCB.

Hierarchical block is unconnected 3. Gerber files effectively break down a board into its various layers providing computer controlled fabrication machines the exact design patterns to be drawn upon the fabricated board. Gerber Files A Gerber file is a standard file format that contains information necessary for the computer controlled machines used by PCB manufacturers to exactly replicate CAD-based design patterns. Aperture Mappings Click on the OK button to finalize the export. Dec 248: So I can send my gerber files to a PCB manufacturer and when the PCB comes out made even then the pin holes are connected from top to bottom.

Board Outline Problem dialog box appears when the imported board outline is not a closed shape.