Data Transfer Instructions

It’s very important to us to treat every customer as our partner. This is why we work closely to meet your exact specifications in the design phase, in accordance with design for manufacturability (DFM) philosophy. Our goal is to make your life easier, which is why we allow you to upload plans, specs, or other necessary documents and data to us via FTP. This makes things faster and easier for all involved. The instructions and acceptable data formats are below.

Inside Sales/ Customer Service

Director of Inside Sales: Amy Paulino

General Quote Email and Data Attachment

DFM Technical Support

Instructions to access APCT’s secure FTP site:

From an FTP client (i.e. FileZilla, WinSCP, etc):
Use SFTP connection method, Port 22

For general use, you can use the following generic credentials:
User ID: apct
Password: apct349520

This account is restricted and cannot retrieve files or do a directory listing.

Note:  It is strongly recommended that you contact us and obtain private credentials.  When using private credentials, your files will be stored in a private folder, while allowing you to read and write files, as well as obtaining a directory listing.


CAD/CAM Formats:

Gerber RS-274-X
Gerber RS-274-D with aperture list
IPC-356-A Netlist
IPC-D-356 Netlist

Fabrication Drawing Formats:

HPGL 1 or 2
Gerber RS-274-X
Autocad DWG

Drill, Rout and Scoring Formats:
Excellon 1
Excellon 2