The DPF information is part of Ucamco’s JOB database structure. Each JOB contains reference to one or more DPF files.

(Ucamco, formerly Barco ETS, is a manufacturer of laser plotting systems and digital workstations for printed circuit board
production).

DPF is the data format developed by Ucamco to represent layer information of a Printed Circuit Board. This format not
only describes the image of the layer such as pads, tracks, holes, power and ground planes but also includes electrical net
list information as well as additional product information represented with attributes.

Developed specially for the Electronics Manufacturing industry, DPF offers a variety of powerful features such as:

  • embedded aperture definitions
  • reverse objects
  • contour for outline description
  • block apertures to represent Step & Repeat items.

More information about this data format can be found in the download section of the Ucamco site: DPF v7 Format Description.

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