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 What revision of IPC-2581 is supported?
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cioma

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Posted - 22 Sep 2016 :  16:42:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What revision of IPC-2581 does Pulsonix output data in (e.g. Original, RevA, RevB)?
Reference: http://www.ipc2581.com/index.php/ipc-2581-standard-files

steve

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Posted - 22 Sep 2016 :  17:23:18  Show Profile  Visit steve's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Please refer to Help - Export IPC-2581, which explains the output mechanism and references the IPC-2581 Rev B.

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cioma

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Posted - 26 Sep 2016 :  16:57:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, unfortunately I couldn't find mention of Rev B in the help. Besides generated xml file doesn't contain revision definition in its header so I'm not sure what version of IPC-2581 is used by Pulsonix export.

This is the second line of exported file:
<IPC-2581 xmlns="http://webstds.ipc.org/2581" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">

But as I understand for Rev B it should be:
<IPC-2581 revision="B" xmlns="http://webstds.ipc.org/2581" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">
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steve

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Posted - 27 Sep 2016 :  09:44:50  Show Profile  Visit steve's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The inference is in this line "More information about the above can found in the IPC document IPC-2581B.pdf"

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feynman

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Posted - 02 Nov 2019 :  13:18:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pulsonix help states that "Pulsonix currently outputs IPC-2581A format."?

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lewism@pulsonix.com

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Posted - 04 Nov 2019 :  10:22:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
[quote]Originally posted by feynman

Pulsonix help states that "Pulsonix currently outputs IPC-2581A format."?


Hi,

Pulsonix currently only supports IPC-2581A. We are looking into the possibility of adding a enhanced function to export IPC-2581B in a later release.

Lewis
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jameshead

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Posted - 08 Nov 2019 :  07:30:17  Show Profile  Visit jameshead's Homepage  Reply with Quote
At present we have only one PCB fabricator who indicates that they accept IPC-2581. The main purpose I have for this output is to import it into the free version of Mentor Graphics Hyperlynx for some extra DfM checks on a small number of boards.

I note this morning that Ucamco are proposing adding two new Gerber layers to describe component assembly data for the top and bottom sides of a board in the next version of Gerber: Gerber X3.

https://www.ucamco.com/files/downloads/file/350/2019%2010%2011%20Gerber%20components%202019.10.pdf?d3e67e22494a7ce44d93c787aad99e52
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lewism@pulsonix.com

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Posted - 08 Nov 2019 :  09:11:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi James,

Thank you for this information. It has been logged on our system to be considered for a later release.

Lewis
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