Sending gerbers off to be manufactured as a PCB can be a tense moment. Despite having printed the board on paper and double checking component footprints, there is usually some rework necessary on your first batch of boards. However, it doesn't need to be like this. Thanks to the PCB Visualizer from Eurocircuits, a broad range of commonly ocuring mistakes can be quickly highlighted. Not only are your files checked against the design rules, they're also analyzed for manufacturing issues. We spoke to Dirk Stans to learn more about this Eurocircuits tool, the benefits of having a supplier building PCBs and offering assembly, and how the team is tackling Corporate Social Responsibility.
Eurocircuits: PCB Prototypes & Small Series