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Orcad PCB editor silk screen ref des

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Z2012

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Does the silkscreen ref des actually print on on the physical PCB silkscreen?
 

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Hi
I can't understand your clear mean . can you describe it , please?
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So im using Orcad PCB editor 16.5. I placed a reference designator on the silkscreen layer by using the "label refdes" button.

will the reference designator that I put on the silkscreen layer actually be printed on the physical PCB by the manufacturer?
 

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As i understood , you want to obtain silkscreen format from that to obtain your PCB with that ?
 

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It is placed when you include it into silkscreen gerber file. Verify your gerber before sending it to manufacturer by opening it in a viewer like CAM350 or by importig it back into Editor.
If you dont' see any refdes then go to manufacturing-artwork and edit particular silkscreen gerber by pressing right mouse button ot it. In popup window include class REFDES-SILKSCREEN_TOP into gerber by setting a checkbox.
 

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It is depends on you..if you want silkscreen on on your pcb tell manufacturer . in denced card some of the time you need to gothrough the assemblely text ..due to space constraint.

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Praveen
 

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