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MoltenVoltage

GerbMerge
« on: April 01, 2011, 01:25:05 AM »
Has anyone tried GerbMerge:
http://claymore.engineer.gvsu.edu/~steriana/Python/gerbmerge/

I love the idea of being able to prototype a bunch of designs at once, but I've never touched Python and I really don't want to learn another new language just for this.

Maybe there is some intrepid programmer out there who can make a simple graphic interface to merge Eagle file layouts?  I'd gladly pay $100 to get that kind of a program since it would pay for itself in no time at all.

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Re: GerbMerge
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2011, 01:47:54 AM »
Is there a reason that it's not possible to import multiple boards into an Eagle file? (Sincere question.)

I haven't tried it, but in my CAD of choice (Osmond), I'm sure I can copy and paste multiple boards into one file, then draw a perimeter line around them all in the silk layer, with slots around each individual design to make them easy to break off.

I haven't used Eagle much but I imagine this should be possible there as well, no?

Hides-His-Eyes

Re: GerbMerge
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2011, 01:11:08 PM »
Python is a really lovely language to work in, I promise.

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Re: GerbMerge
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2011, 07:02:34 PM »
Merge the boards, then make the Gerbers:

http://forum.sparkfun.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=8772&start=0

You will need the "real" version of Eagle to do this.  The Lite version won't let me. 
-Mike

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Re: GerbMerge
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2011, 12:47:13 AM »
You will need the "real" version of Eagle to do this.  The Lite version won't let me. 

That's what I have been trying to avoid.  I guess I will have to give in!

Any idea whether you can use the Standard version or you have to use the Pro?
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