Gerber to ME-10 Translator
Product End of Life
Effective July 1, 2005 Artwork has stopped development on all ME-10 related translators and viewers. New orders will only be accepted for the current versions and no support contracts will be accepted for new orders and no support contracts will be renewed.
GBR2MI translates Gerber photoplot data for printed circuit boards into Hewlett Packard's MI database format. Desingers responsible for assembly documentation or package design can use this translator to move board outlines, silk screens or padmaster data into ME-10.
A unique feature of our translator is the ability to convert each Gerber trace into an outline in ME-10. Since ME-!0 does not support display of lines with width this outline function gives the designer a true picture of the board.
- Ideal for assembly documentation and package design.
- Menu driven and easy to use.
- Converts circuit traces to outlines.
- Scans Gerber Files for apertures.
- Flashes can be "flattened" or built into "parts".
- Merge multiple Gerber files into layers of ME-10.
Gerber Data Support
- Format 1.1 to 4.5
- Absolute or Incremental Data
- Trailing/Leading Zero Suppression
- 999 Apertures
- Full Circular Interpolation
- English or Metric Units
Gerber draw: The program can translate each draw into an outline using the MI composite curve. For some applications such as silk screens this is not desirable. In that case the program can be set to translate just the centerline infomation.
Flashes- flashes can be translated into a subfigure. The subfigure will then be inserted in the same location as the flash. This is useful when the ME-10 desinger needs to extract flash insertion points.
Alternately, flashes can be converted as entity data.
requires 386/486/Pentium and 8 Mbytes RAM
Solaris 2.3 or later
HP 700 HPUX 9.01 and later
Artwork Conversion Software, Inc. [Company Profile]
417 Ingalls St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Tel (831) 426-6163 Fax (831) 426-2824
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