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i dont know if you're looking to do EXACTLY that board or not, but hes drawn out the board in full and looks like he posted the file. theres plenty of online shops that will make custom PCBs like that for a decent price. check the link section on element14.com

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I think that a LYT file is for Proteus PCB design software - http://www.labcenter.com/products/pcb/pcb_overview.cfm

But I have never used it so I am not sure if it produces Gerber files.

Best PCB design software for free is Eagle - http://www.cadsoftusa.com/

And you can download the gerber job and design rules from iteads website to produce the files you need.

No idea if you can import the LYT file straight into eagle but you may be better off reproducing the schematic of parts on eagle then layout your own board. But I will tell you what a good friend told me when I started with Eagle... it's addictive. :)

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I think that a LYT file is for Proteus PCB design software - http://www.labcenter.com/products/pcb/pcb_overview.cfm

But I have never used it so I am not sure if it produces Gerber files.

Best PCB design software for free is Eagle - http://www.cadsoftusa.com/

And you can download the gerber job and design rules from iteads website to produce the files you need.

No idea if you can import the LYT file straight into eagle but you may be better off reproducing the schematic of parts on eagle then layout your own board. But I will tell you what a good friend told me when I started with Eagle... it's addictive. :)

Ok, I was able to get Proteus. I believe I was able to output the LYT file as a Gerber zip file.

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Each board house has it's own requirements for the Gerber files. Itead studio has theirs on the website -

2.Gerber files needed for 2-layer PCB boards:

  • Top layer: pcbname.GTL
  • Bottom layer: pcbname.GBL
  • Solder Stop Mask top: pcbname.GTS
  • Solder Stop Mask Bottom pcbname.GBS
  • Silk Top: pcbname.GTO
  • Silk Bottom pcbname.GBO
  • NC Drill: pcbname.TXT
  • Outline layer: pcbname.GKO

Gerber files needed for 1-layer PCB boards:

  • Bottom/Top layer : pcbname.GBL/GTL
  • Solder Stop Mask Bottom : pcbname.GBS/GTS
  • Silk Bottom/Top : pcbname.GBO/GTO
  • NC Drill: pcbname.TXT

Note:If soldermask layers are not required, please clarify surface finish for both sides when you submit your gerber files.

3.Gerber files must be RS-274x format.

4.

  • silkscreen line width (min: 6mil)
  • silkscreen text height (min: 32mil)

If the Proteus files don't match the design rules, they will not produce the board.

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