Question

How can I create Gerber files in a directory that is separate from the board file?


Solution

You can control the output directory for Gerber files and the board file by editing the PCB Editor environment variables.

To edit output directories:


  1. Open PCB Editor and select the Setup > User Preferences menu. Your selection opens the User Preferences Editor.



  2. Click the carrot symbol to expand the display of the File_management folders.



  3. Click Output_dir to view the output variables.
  4. Enter the name of output sub-directories for ads_sdart. This is the output subdirectory for artwork (Gerber), drill files and ipc2581 output. By default this directory is the same directory as the design.



  5. Click the OK button to apply and save your configuration settings.