I have an ACAD drawing that I would like to get converted to Gerber files for a PCB. It is a simple board with just two circular traces on each side with plated through holes. Does any one know of someone that might do this for me. I have tried several of the free converters without much luck.
Just redo it in Eagle. Every PCB house I know of will take straight Eagle files, no messing with gerbers needed at all.
I have tried to make it in Eagle but I can't get the sizes right. I only have the Eagle 6.2 Layout Editor (Free) amd I am thinking that you need the paid version to create a new board but I am not sure. I have 30 plus years with ACAD but no experience with Eagle. It's a simple board with no components, just circular traces with different size plated through holes. Maybe I can find a shop that can convert my drawings for a reasonable price and make the boards.
Eagle can be a real pain to use sometimes. Once you learn it a bit it's not so bad though.
The free version only limits board size and you can only use two layers (top and bottom). Usually this isn't a problem. Everything else works fine in the free version.
There are some people here that use ACAD, so someone else can probably help you better. I'm sure there's a way to do the conversion or export it in some format that can be converted. There also seems to be few conversion programs out there, I'm sure you'll find a way if you keep at it.
You can also probably find a board house that will do the conversion for you for free.
I am going to look around for a converter that works and or a board maker that will convert my ACAD files.