What is File Submission
File submission is the process of providing electronic files containing the design data and specifications of a PCB to a manufacturer or service provider. This step allows the manufacturer to review and analyze the design for manufacturability, ensuring that all necessary files and data are provided.
During file submission, designers typically upload Gerber files, which are the standard format for PCB manufacturing. These files contain information about the copper traces, solder mask, and other design elements of the PCB. Additionally, designers may also include a detailed description of the design.
The manufacturer then reviews the submitted files to assess the design and generate a quote based on the provided information. This quote may be modified if any changes are made to the design during the iteration phase. It is important to meet the specific data requirements for successful manufacturing, as specified by the manufacturer or service provider.