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How to generate the gerber file from Kicad?

     


1.  Open the PCB file in Kicad

     Select FilePlots

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2.  Select an Output directory in Plot window

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3.  Select the layer you needed

     (Normally, the layer that the gerber file should contain as below picture. F.Paste and B.Paste layer is used for 

     stencil production. If you do not need a stencil, you can unselect them.)

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4.  Chick the Plot button to generate the gerber file

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5.  Then we still need to generate the NC Drill file

     Click the Generate Drill files button

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6.  Drill files setting

     The output directory should same as the gerber file

  File format should in Excellon format

     Select 'PTH and NPTH holes in single file'

     Click the 'Generate Drill File' button to generate the drill files

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7.  Put the gerber file and the drill file into one zip file and start you order.

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