Our friends at Screaming Circuits have put together this terrific resource for extracting CAD Data from multiple sources.
Many CAD / PCB Board Design Software applications allow for the export of CAD data in the ASCII (text) format. This data can be imported directly into our CircuitCam tool. By supplying this data in addition to Gerber & Centroid files, you greatly simplify the programming work Screaming Circuits must perform in order to process your job. Unfortunately, there is not yet a standard filename to describe this data and each application has a different method for creating (or exporting) the data.
Having the CAD data in ASCII format is not required but is very helpful. This document includes instructions for creating an ASCII formatted CAD data file with a number of the more popular CAD applications.
How to extract CAD Data
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