I have a small circular PCB and i have made step file of it.
Now, i want to panelize this PCB into: 3x3 and create a step file out of the complete Panel(having 9 PCBs).
Is it possible?
I am also looking to panelize a small board. Is this possible in 17.2? If so, how??
The Allegro PCB Manufacturing option, which supports panelization, is now available with the SPB 16.6-2015 release.
You can download this release from https://downloads.cadence.com.
This feature is available under Licensed Product ID PA3130 and PA3150.
Let the fabricator do it. Find a pcb fabrication video on Youtube and it will be clear.
The common panel size for fabrication is 18 inches wide by 24 inches long. Fabricators are not going to set up their conveyor equipment differently because boards are 5" wide instead of 6".
Even if you have specific requirements for assembly, Fabricators do panelization for assembly, then fabrication all..the..time...
(SMT assembly lines for volume production have a fixed conveyor width.. If you don't follow that width, you'll be soldering parts on by hand.)
You don't want to send these massive fab files then learn the first thing they do is blow away all images but one, add manufacturing yield changes like fix acid traps, then replicate the updated array.
It just slows things down.
Even in SIP, panelization is a license option to buy.
If you let the fabricator do it, that should lead to the most pricing savings as well since they won't have to waste as much material.
There is now a panelization command. Look at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkxA4oMDLNk&t