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How to convert a simple pcb to a photo

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elec-eng

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Does anyone knows how to convert a simple pcb file "created by protel,eagle,.........." to a photo like this


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so that any one can print it without having the software with witch the pcb has been created


is there any software to create these pcb's directly


thanks
 

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I usually print files to PDF, but you have to have PDF writer software.

There is usually an option in the print menu to "print to file" but I don't really know what that does. Maybe it's useful?

You could also do a screen capture and use MS Paint to save the image :)

I think you will lose accuracy in the scaling of the image so these are possible options if you don't care. You can also output the board to gerber files and get a free gerber viewer (I like Pentalogix). That will keep the scale.
 

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just stall a pdf making software and go for print....... otherwise most of the pcb tools support save fle as BMP file format.....but quality may not be so good.........so google for pdf writer and install the trail version and print it
 

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please can you give me more details

what is the role of the pdf writer and why i need it
 

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If a file (simple PCB) is captured in PROTEL, "CAMTASTIC" is usually a part of the
format package, and one can just import the file's (gerber outputs) to it and create the PDF files required.....Or another way is to browse the internet and download freebee gerber viewers that will create you printable output files.
 

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