Re: How to etch a powerplane with pcb-gcode? #etch
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Milling out large areas between high voltage traces.
Do your normal design and route using the name xxx, then -For areas to be removed draw a polygon between the traces (any shape).
Right click on each milling area polygon's boundary and select 'Properties'
Choose 'Polygon Pour' = cutout.
When the design is complete copy it and rename the copy to xxx-cutouts.
Delete from xxx -
Milling Polygons (except ground plain)
Delete most things from the xxxx-cutouts, except -
Milling Edge Lines
Surface end Mill xxx-cutouts
Boundary Mill through xxx-cut throughs
I haven't tried this, but it should work.
When converting xxx-cutouts to gcode you will probably need a new configuration for the width of the end mill to stay-inside-the-lines.
On Mon, 26 Nov 2018 at 07:26, Fred Genius <fredgenius@...> wrote: