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cioma Posted - 22 Sep 2016 : 16:42:06
What revision of IPC-2581 does Pulsonix output data in (e.g. Original, RevA, RevB)?
Reference: http://www.ipc2581.com/index.php/ipc-2581-standard-files
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lewism@pulsonix.com Posted - 08 Nov 2019 : 09:11:42
Hi James,

Thank you for this information. It has been logged on our system to be considered for a later release.

jameshead Posted - 08 Nov 2019 : 07:30:17
At present we have only one PCB fabricator who indicates that they accept IPC-2581. The main purpose I have for this output is to import it into the free version of Mentor Graphics Hyperlynx for some extra DfM checks on a small number of boards.

I note this morning that Ucamco are proposing adding two new Gerber layers to describe component assembly data for the top and bottom sides of a board in the next version of Gerber: Gerber X3.

lewism@pulsonix.com Posted - 04 Nov 2019 : 10:22:18
[quote]Originally posted by feynman

Pulsonix help states that "Pulsonix currently outputs IPC-2581A format."?


Pulsonix currently only supports IPC-2581A. We are looking into the possibility of adding a enhanced function to export IPC-2581B in a later release.

feynman Posted - 02 Nov 2019 : 13:18:48
Pulsonix help states that "Pulsonix currently outputs IPC-2581A format."?

steve Posted - 27 Sep 2016 : 09:44:50
The inference is in this line "More information about the above can found in the IPC document IPC-2581B.pdf"

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cioma Posted - 26 Sep 2016 : 16:57:07
Well, unfortunately I couldn't find mention of Rev B in the help. Besides generated xml file doesn't contain revision definition in its header so I'm not sure what version of IPC-2581 is used by Pulsonix export.

This is the second line of exported file:
<IPC-2581 xmlns="http://webstds.ipc.org/2581" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">

But as I understand for Rev B it should be:
<IPC-2581 revision="B" xmlns="http://webstds.ipc.org/2581" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">
steve Posted - 22 Sep 2016 : 17:23:18
Please refer to Help - Export IPC-2581, which explains the output mechanism and references the IPC-2581 Rev B.

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