The easiest and fastest way to order the PCB is LibrePCB Fab. It automatically exports and uploads all the necessary production data files without annoying you with the whole traditional production data workflow. See fab.librepcb.org/about for more information.
To start the order process, click the Order PCB toolbutton in either the schematic- or board editor:
With Upload Project, the project is uploaded to our order service fab.librepcb.org. Then your web browser should open a website where you can review and continue the order.
Alternatively you could also export your LibrePCB project as a
Instead of using LibrePCB Fab, of course you can also generate the production data manually and forward these files to any PCB manufacturer you like.
Openor press F10. Then choose the settings of the Gerber/Excellon export. Generally you should determine what format your PCB manufacturer accepts. Many manufacturers accept Protel-style settings, so if you’re unsure, click on Protel naming:
Press Generate and LibrePCB writes the files into the selected directory within the project. These files can then be sent to your PCB manufacturer for production.
To get a list of all parts to purchase, export the bill of materials (BOM) from either the schematic editor or board editor withor with F9:
The BOM depends on the board since the concrete devices are specified in the board, not in schematics. Therefore, make sure the desired board is selected in the dropdown. However, if you start the BOM export in the board editor (instead of the schematic editor), the currently opened board will be pre-selected automatically.
LibrePCB does not yet provide a built-in mechanism to specify manufacturer
part numbers (MPN). This will be added in a future release. However, you
can already add arbitrary attributes to each component which can then be
included in the BOM. Just open Properties from the context menu
of components (right-click) and add a string attribute named