[sdiy] Best chinese PCB manufacturer ---> who could handle HPGL files too..

Vladimir Pantelic vladoman at gmail.com
Thu Aug 26 15:59:46 CEST 2021


did you try: https://www.artwork.com/gerber/hp2gbr.htm

it converts HPGL to Gerber and is supported on these common platforms:

DOS, SunOS, Solaris and HPUX

SCNR :)


On 8/26/21 3:36 PM, Jean-Pierre Desrochers wrote:
> So far I contacted *ALLPCB* for a quote..
> 
> I need 2 specific pcbs to be made:
> 
> The first one is a standard 1.6mm thick, 2 layers pcb with holes and traces
> that I have *GERBER* files for it. *ALLPCB* can process them.. Fine.
> 
> But the second pcb is a thin 5mils thick front panel pcb
> with no holes and no copper on it. Only fiberglass with solder mask and 
> silkscreen layouts.
> The layout files were generated by a front panel CAD program made by *Abacom* 
> called *FrontDesigner v3.0*
> The problem is that CAD can only produce *HPGL* vector files.. no GERBER.
> Here an example of  the *HPGL* files produced:
> 
> When making the quote request on the *ALLPCB* web site
> the guy who replied to me (Joshua) told me the following:
> 
> *.. Sorry, there is no shape layer and wireless circuit layer in the HPGL 
> machine_files.
> Incomplete files? ? Please reply me with a complete document*
> 
> These *HPGL* files could be convert/processed by my local pcb manufacturer
> 
> Who recently raised its prices because of COVID and that’s the reason
> I’m now looking for chinese pcbs alternatives..
> 
> So…. Starting from there does anybody know a Chinese manufacturer
> _who could handle my *HPGL* files for the front panel job ?_
> 
> JP
> 
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