No, here's why:
To optimise the manufacturing process we rely on information contained in the EDA files which is not exported in the gerbers. Gerbers are a fantastic standard for transmitting vector information for PCB layers but they lack most of the information required to fully define an assembly, for instance:
- PCB Parameters (thickness etc)
- Part specifications
- Footprint specifications
- Package orientations
Some of this information can be provided in ad-hoc BOM/XY spreadsheets but it is costly, time consuming and error prone for a manufacturer to normalise this data. Instead at CircuitHub we require the original fully defined design database which is present in the EDA tool you used to complete the design.
We also require schematic files which allows to automatically resolve the polarity on all your parts. This is a major cause of production delays with a conventional process.
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