Target 3001

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If you create your circuit board layout with the Target 3001 program from IB FRIEDRICH, please observe the following tips. Basically, it makes sense to use all the prescribed standard-layers of Target 3001.

We are happy to take care of generating the production data (Extended Gerber) for you. You just have to send us your *.t3001 file along with your order. All further steps are taken care of by our CAM engineers.

We naturally import your ODB++, Gerber-, Target-, Eagle, IPC-2581- and Sprint layout data free of charge!

Standard layers

To convert your Target files, we use Target standard layers. Please specify any variations or extended layer specifications with your order.

Layer type Target name Layer e.g. Notes
Layer typeTOP¹Target nameCopper topLayer e.g.16NotesTarget 3001 ground plane
Layer typeBOT¹Target nameCopper bottomLayer e.g.2NotesTarget 3001 ground plane
Layer typeInner layer 1¹Target nameCopper inside L2Layer e.g.10NotesTarget 3001 ground plane
Layer typeInner layer 2¹Target nameCopper inside L3Layer e.g.13NotesTarget 3001 ground plane
Layer typeInner layer #¹Target nameCopper inside L#Layer e.g. NotesTarget 3001 ground plane
Layer typeVias²Target nameDrill holesLayer e.g.24NotesTarget 3001 NPTH drills
Layer typePCB contourTarget namePCB outlineLayer e.g.23Notes 
Layer typeScoringTarget name Layer e.g.23Notes 
Layer typeMillingTarget nameMillingLayer e.g.25Notes 
Layer typeSolder-stop TOPTarget nameSolder stop mask topLayer e.g.18Notes 
Layer typeSolder-stop BOTTarget nameSolder stop mask botLayer e.g.4Notes 
Layer typeMarking print TOP³Target namePlacement print topLayer e.g.21NotesTarget 3001 Marking print top
Layer typeMarking print BOT³Target namePlacement print botLayer e.g.7NotesTarget 3001 Marking print bot
Layer typeSMD Stencil TOPTarget nameSolder paste topLayer e.g.19Notes 
Layer typeSMD Stencil BOTTarget nameSolder paste botLayer e.g.5Notes 

1) Depending on how the layout data has been created, the option "with ground plane" will appear, please select it.

2) If NPTHs (Non-Plated-Through-Holes) are available, the option "Drill non plated extra" has to be checked.

3) Depending on how the layout data has been created, component names & values have to be integrated into this layer.

Gerber Export

If you want to make the Gerber export by yourself, you can normally use the default settings of Target. In the example image: 4 layer multilayer board.

You can choose the solder mask freely. Please note that when selecting 'completely covered with soldermask', vias > 300µm are not completely covered by the soldermask. See also Via Covering - Tenting.

Pad size
For "Soldermask +" you can enter a value of 0.050 mm (50 microns), this is the minimum tolerance for the soldermask not to be applied to the solder pad. The value should not be
(much) larger as well, so that fine-pitch components have still a solder mask bridge between the pads. If in doubt please simply leave 0.000 mm, the value is then optimized in the pre-production of our CAM station!

>> Target 3001 Help for Gerber export

Checking of Gerberdata

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Your exported Gerber files can be checked and printed with the freeware GC PREVUE by GraphiCode. This allows testing if everything was exported correctly. You can find GC PREVUE on our download pages.

Directly to the download page for GC Prevue (on bottom of the page)

Target 3001 Crash Course

On the pages of IBFriedrich you can also find a:

Target 3001 Crash Course