Production file
PCB Gerber
The Gerber format is an open ASCII vector format for 2D binary images. It is the de facto standard used by printed circuit board (PCB) industry software to describe the printed circuit board images.
BOM (bill of materials)
A bill of materials or product structure is a list of the raw materials, sub-assemblies, intermediate assemblies, sub-components, parts and the quantities of each needed to manufacture an end product.
PCB specification
‘PCB specification’ is a declarative document for PCB fabrication. It is very helpful for PCB supplier to understand your requirements and provide quotation.
Pick and Place file
SMT (surface mount technology) component placement systems, commonly called pick-and-place machines or P&Ps, are robotic machines which are used to place surface-mount devices (SMDs) onto a PCB.
Components Layout
‘Components Layout’ is a reference file for assemble the components to PCB.
Necessary files for Manufacturing
Before you send an RFQ to BokTech, it is very appreciated if could check the production files list. So it is easy for you to get the feedbacks what you require.
How To Create a Gerber File Using Eagle
Here is the guideline to create the files you need for a 2-layer and 4-layer board using Eagle. You will have all the necessary files needed to send to most PCB manufacturers.