I’ve drawn up several board files in KiCAD so far (and even had a couple sent off to JLCPCB), but I’m having difficulty with the gerber files for this board.
For one, when I upload the Zip file to gerblook.org, it just hangs.
When looking at the layers one by one, they all appear to be off-center and cut off.
Generating with or without V2 enabled made no difference. KiCAD v5.1.6, Win10
What did I do wrong? (PC board file attached, can add the Gerber files I came up if requested)
FCT-II Board F.kicad_pcb (352.6 KB)
Nothing unusual about the gerbers generated, 5.1.9 here.
Upload your gerbers, or screenshots of what you get.
I agree. I looked at your gerbers using Viewmate. I would suspect your gerber viewer.
I am using 5.99. Upload your gerbers or at least upload a screen shot. Try a different viewer.
Gerbers attached and screenshot of the top copper alone.
FCT-II Bd F.zip (93.1 KB)
If it turns out the gerbers are just fine, then I’m sorry for wasting everyone’s time…
The reason I prefer gerblook to other viewers or even 3D mode is that it gives an independent check and a ‘finished’ view versus the transparent view in PCBNew or other online viewers.
Some of the bugs fixed going forward to V5.1.9 were in the details of Gerber generation. I suggest that you back up your projects and upgrade.
Done and done (upgraded the copy on my home Mac to 5.1.9 - will do my work PC on Monday). Still having the same hiccup.
Now, here’s the thing. I fetched an older revision of the same board as above (attached below) and was able to view it just fine at gerblook with nary a hiccup.
FCT board F Rev C.zip (35.1 KB)
@davidsrsb Would any of those bugs happen to be related to via tenting?
Completed a second board, still having the same hiccups.
Have you tried this online viewer https://tracespace.io/view/? It’s one of the best out there and open source.
I don’t understand the problem. Please identify some problems in some exact way for example with screenshots from both the .kicad_pcb layout and the corresponding gerber file.
In the end, I was mistaking a website performance issue for a problem with the Gerber files.
The site suggested by another poster will suffice as a replacement for the site in question.
I apologize for wasting everyone’s time.
Site added to my bookmarks; it has the same render format as the other site AND has some additional functionality.
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