I am etching a lot of PCB's my self and using 0,5mm drill for all drillholes
in Eagle. When I drill the hole on the final printboard I use the correct
dillsize according to each component. The reason for this is that it's very
easy to center the dill on the board when I'm using a 0.5mm hole on the
board, otherwise often the dill will be in the edge of the hole and not 100%
in the middel.
The problem is now: I have changed the drillsize on a lot of components in
my database to 0.5mm but if I want the have a PCB made by Olimex I can't
have 0.5mm drillsize on all the holes. At least that will be the problem if
I sent out the brd file directly to Olimex.
But how can I come around this? I will change the drill size in my database
back to the correct size on each component, but I would still like to be
able to make my homemade boards with 0.5mm hole when I do a kitchen table
etching and drilling.
Is it possible to make a gerber or similar file (I dont know anything about
gerber!) that could change the drillsize from the correct size and to my
0.5mm so I can print the board layout on my laserprinter and still preserve
the correct dillsize in Eagle?
Kind regards, Peter Andersen