I am planning on ordering a panel with four different designs on it. Two were made in Altium, while the other two were made in Eagle.

Altium has a great tool for panelizing boards designed in it, but I don't believe it can put designs from other programs on the panel.

How can I panelize these PCBs?

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    \$\begingroup\$ The manufacturer that I ordered PCB printing did not accept different designs on the same panel (probably because they wanted me to pay for each design separately). Just ask your manufacturer if they accept it. If you do not have special requirements about the edges of the board, the manufacturer can panelize it for you at their own convenience. \$\endgroup\$ – Nazar Mar 7 '15 at 13:23
  • \$\begingroup\$ you can generate all files into Gerber files and combine it or take the advice from Naz. Ask your own PCB fabricator if they are willing to take 4 boards in one panel. If it is a sample order just for test, leave it to your fabricator who can make it by their own .Anyway, A good communication with the vendor is a good choice. \$\endgroup\$ – NancyZhang Apr 10 '15 at 6:14

I use the open source utility GerbMerge, it gets the job done nicely. The utility can be found here

Edit: looks like there is another version here that could be more up-to-date: https://github.com/provideyourown/gerbmerge


I use ThisIsNotRocketScience Gerber Panelizer software. It works very well, is open-source, so I can fix edge case bugs myself if necessary, have made and ordered at least 5 different panels with it, without any problems. Here's a tutorial on this software I wrote on this some time ago.


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