1603Re: AMD free chips
- Dec 6, 2005--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, David Willmore <willmore@o...> wrote:
>around product in about 3 days after you send them the file and a
> (top posting and improper indenting/attirbution fixed)
> > FRANCIS CARCIA <carcia@s...> wrote:
> > > David Willmore <willmore@o...> wrote:
> > > > Check out "expressPCB". They provide layout software and turn
credit card number. High quality stuff
> > > > for a good price. I know a number of people who use them.All happy customers. gfz
> > >Gerber files.
> > > My issue with them is that the layout software locks you into
> > > them as a board vendor. I'd prefer software that can generate
> > > gerbers and let me use *any* vendor. I'd hate for that locked
> > > in board vendor to go out of business and take all of my
> > > layouts with it!
> > You might want to check again. I think they will also accept
> > They provided software for hobby users and small timers withouthigh power
> > tools.I think that you can purchase the gerber files from ExpressPCB for $50
> Yes, expressPCB will accept gerber files, but the software they provide
> will not *make* gerber files. So, if you use their software, you cannot
> generate a file that any other board make will be able to take. It's
> not a 'lock out', but a 'lock in' to them as a vendor. That's just
> not acceptable to me.
Better to use an open source EDA package like gEDA or Kicad. I use
Kicad with the PCBExpress service with no problems.
73 de Phil N8VB
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