просмотр Gerber, HPGL 2, Excellon Viewer and Converter
farg, 31.07.2005 - 18:43
Software Companions GerbView
Программа для просмотра Gerber, HPGL/2 и Excellon файлов, созданных в PCB CAD программах. GerbView - Gerber Viewer and Converter View, print and convert Gerber, ODB++, PDF and Excellon Convert to PDF, DXF, DWF, RS-274X, TIFF, SVG and more
GerbView can view, print and convert Gerber, Extended Gerber, ODB++, PDF, Excellon, PLT, HPGL/2 and other file formats.
Gerbview will visualize your design, on the screen or in hardcopy. No more waiting for photo plots or a prototype circuit board, to see your true design.
GerbView supports both RS-274D and RS-274X Gerber formats, and you can use it to convert your older Gerber files to the new RS-274X extended format. The newer extended Gerber format contains embedded aperture information, and this minimizes the risk for errors during the manufacturing of the PCB.
With GerbView's PDF to CAD capability you can convert your Adobe PDF files back to editable Gerber RS-274X and DXF files.
GerbView can create layered PDF, DXF and DWF files where each loaded Gerber file will correspond to a separate layer in the destination file. Check out our blog to read more about how you can create layered PDF files with GerbView. You may in addition create a multi-page PDF file from all loaded layers, where each layer will be placed on its own page in the output file. With GerbView you can export individual layers, or the whole workspace, to any of the supported raster formats, which includes TIFF, JPEG, PNG and BMP. The resolution and number of colors used for the conversion can be set by the user.
Maintenance Update Solved issues: 1212 ODB++ apertures using diamond shape were not displayed correctly. 1210 DXF exporter did support only up to 64 characters in a layer name. 1203 Several polygons were not filled correctly in imported PDF file. 1184 Tango aperture format variant was not supported. 1181 Tango aperture format variant was not supported. The INSUNIT header variable is now set to 4 for metric DXF output (was always set to 0).
This update will fix several reported problems related to ODB++ viewing and conversion. Most of these issues was related to complex surfaces with one or more holes covering other features (surfaces, tracks and pads). Added an option to include or skip empty layers when loading ODB++ files. New command line parameter to force a file to be loaded into the active instance: Gerbview.exe /add filename You can now load several files using wildcards from command line, for example: Gerbview.exe "c:\gerbers\*.gbr"
GerbView now displays component layers if available in ODB++ files. New dialog for listing component information in ODB++ files. New dialog for searching for components in ODB++ files. Added a tool that can be used replace the aperture for a single selected item. Added support for EasyPC DOS aperture file format. Added support for EasyPC DOS drill size file format. Align layer function now ignores invisible layers to make it easier to pick elements for alignment. Added new separate output tabs for query and measurements information. Added new option for the Convert Layers to Multiple files dialog that make it possible to enable or disable use of aligned workspace coordinates. Enabling the use of workspace coordinates is very useful if you've manually aligned Gerber layers.
You may now export ODB++ component layers to DXF format. Added an option to only show differences in compare mode. Added an option in the Save Drill dialog for enabling or disabling the use of aligned workspace coordinates. Added support for older Cadstar drill .rep files.
ODB++ file from customer failed to open. Added support for Excellon type 2 format step and repeat commands (M25, M01, M02 and M08). Slots in Excellon drill file had wrong size. Loading of Excellon drill file from customer did never complete. ODB++ ZIP file failed to open. Excellon drill file was loaded with incorrect tool sizes. Zoom to extents did not show correct area after a layer alignment or move. Profiles found in ODB++ files are now loaded as a separate layer. Component layers are now loaded from ODB ZIP files too. Layers are no longer added to the recently used file list if they are loaded from a ZIP file.
1368 Bezier curves were missing from imported PDF file. 1366 Excellon file from customer failed to load. 1365 Macro pads in Gerber files from customer had incorrect rotation. 1363 Step and repeat with mirroring in an Excellon file were not working correctly and the file had wrong units. 1362 Step and repeat with mirroring in Excellon files were not working correctly. 1348 Arcs were always converted to a polyline during RS-274X export causing files to be very large.