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Bitmaps in PCB Design – Part II

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The 600dpi Bitmap import I made (see this post), wasn’t successful when I uploaded my gerber files to the PCB house.

So Plan B…. I reduced it to 200DPI, and I think that did the trick. The gerbers were accepted, preview looks fine, so now we wait 2 weeks before we can get our boards.

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Bitmaps in PCB Design

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Bitmaps in PCB silkscreen? Who would have thunk this is possible?!!! After working in Eagle for several years now (I started back in 2007), I just learned about this capability today.

Before, I would painstakingly trace and use polygons to recreate an image or logo… and even then, the results were marginally satisfactory. It also took a lot of time and trial and error to make it look right.

Today I learned the secret is running the ULP script “Import-BMP”. In a few seconds you’re done!

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