Suggested Naming Patterns
Our system supports the default naming patterns for many tools. As a result, you can typically submit your order without having to manually alter the filenames.
However, some tools we cannot detect properly. Usually this is because the tool uses very inconsistent output names. In these cases, you’ll want to manually adjust your names to use the following naming pattern.
In many cases, it’s possible to get your tool to generate these names automatically. Check our Design Tool Help for your tool, as we might have a guide to do so.
|boardname.GTL||Top Copper Layer|
|boardname.GBL||Bottom Copper Layer|
|boardname.G2L||Internal layer 1 (next to Top)|
|boardname.G3L||Internal layer 2 (next to Bottom)|
Our system is not case sensitive. Any mix of capital and lowercase letters works for all filenames and extensions.
I can’t see the file extension, so how do I change it?
In some cases, your operating system hides the file extension. This usually occurs on Windows when the design tool generates
.ger files. You can get Windows to show the extensions by following this guide: Show or Hide Filename Extensions
My board is single-sided, so do I need all these files?
See our One Layer PCB page for how to upload the file and have it fabricated correctly.
My board is a 4 layer, but only 2 layers were detected?
Some tools use unusual names for internal planes, even if the other layers are detected just fine. Simply rename the internal planes to
G3L to correct the problem.
My board is a 4 layer, but only 3 layers were detected?
This is common with Altium, which can generate
G1 for the two internal planes in certain layer configurations. This makes it impossible for us to determine the correct layer order, since both layers identify themselves as “Internal Layer 1”.
To correct this, simply rename the layers using the