Panelising Tips

B.E.C. has an advantage in multi design jobs. For prototype jobs we use standard panel sizes, the price is the same regardless of the number of designs (within certain limits) which means you get better value for your money if you put more than one design in a panel.

Normally, our clients prefer to panelise their designs. This allows them to make the most out of the available area. The standard sizes are listed below:

Panel size
(Usable area)
Board Limit Hole Limit V-Cut
"7.6 x 10.6" 10 1000 10
"6.6 x 16.6" 15 1500 15
"10.6 x 16.6" 20 2000 20
"14.6 x 16.6" 30 3000 30

The use of standard panel sizes allows us to streamline the production process, reduce labour and increase speed. This also allows us to have a short lead time and competitive prices.

If your job does not fit in a standard panel size please contact our sales team. We also use custom panel sizes for special jobs.

We will automatically panelise your design to fit as many PCBs as possible on the panel you specify. This means we will determine which orientation will fit best (horizontal or vertical) and will repeat the design in the X and Y axis to fill the panel.

We will not place copies of the design with different rotations in order to fit more copies. If you wish to put more than one design in the panel or panelise in a more efficient way, you have to copy all different designs in to one single file. We will step and repeat this single file as many times as it will fit in the standard panel.

For example, if you have 4 designs that occupy an area of 4x4", we will fit 4 sets in a 6.6x16.6" panel.