Attached PCB File with Cutouts - For Using & Tweaking


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I made the attached PCB File for those wanting Cutouts on the PCB for whatever reasons (including features for Parts) and Not wanting to fuss around, learning, installing software… )

It’s pretty simple:

Example:

  1. Know (approx) what PCB dimensions you want.
  2. Start a New Fritzing Sketch.
  3. Click the PCB and Load the PCB_4_Cutouts.SVG from the Inspector Panel.
  4. Resize the PCB as needed to your required dimensions (don’t worry about the existing cutout - you’ll tweak).
  5. Add your design/parts/etc. Layout as close to final as possible.
  6. Edit the PCB_4_Cutouts.SVG in your favorite Graphics Program. Move, Re-Size, Copy and Paste existing Cutouts or Add/create new ones as needed…
  7. Export/Save the file.
  8. Reload it into Fritzing and confirm all is well.
  • Done * Your Exported Gerbers should be good for Laser cutting and Milling the board’s Contour with Cutouts.

Files:
Fritzing: PCB_4_Cutouts_example.fzz (2.4 KB)
PCB_4_Cutouts.SVG (delete the .fzp) PCB_4_Cutouts.svg.fzp (1.5 KB)

The file PCB_4_Cutouts.SVG has:
Two Rectangles and One Bezigon Line Shaped cutouts.
A Silkscreen layer with Board Shape (offset) and One Rectangle around a cutout for the Silkscreen.

Tweak as needed/indicated above…

Results - Images below:
Fritzing Sketch with example and Milled simulation (CopperCam)
Gerbers of Board Contour and Btm Copper Layer

NOTE: I did not Horizontally flip the board for milling - would normally do that but was lazy for this post.