You have to prepare many multi-platform eagle designs for manufacture, but you have no ideas what to do about it?
Well, there are many ways to turn an eagle design into an actual PCB. One of the best ways is to save the eagle designs as industry-standard gerber files, where you can use the gerbers files to order a single prototype or in a full panel.
For your information, the toner transfer is the favorite choice of beginners to make a PCB, as the total investment in materials is minimal comparing with other methods. Most of the PCBs are made with the photo-resist process, since the photo process makes nice boards, but it requires a bit of equipments.
While some of the board manufactures, such as the olimex, can be used to make PCBs directly from eagle .brd files. Olimex requires a minimum order of one eurocard-sized PCB (100mmx160mm).
Here’s the simple process of Eagle Designs:
- Firstly, you’ll need to prepare the design;
- Secondly, create grebes and generic files that accepted by any PCB fab house;
- Thirdly, remember to verify the gerbers;
- Lastly, send the design for production!
The best and cheapest option you can get is to submit gerber files like the professionals, and the best part about it is any of the PCB manufacturers will accept gerber formatted design files without any further modification!