Gerber Based Translators and Postprocessors

Viewers and Processors

GBRVU

View and plot Gerber (RS274D, RS274X and MDA) data. GBRVU has one of the best plotter drivers of all available viewers. Windows and UNIX.

GBR2DXF

An easy to use converter from Gerber to DXF. Ideal for producing documentation data for PCBs. Recommended for PADS users - don't let that nasty PADS DXF output mess you up...

GBRUnion | GBRUnionLib

GBRUnion "contourizes" complex gerber RS274X files. Ideal for adding edge factor compensation for fine line work. Also used to clean up Gerber for entry into field analysis and parasitic extraction programs.

GBRUtil

Boolean tools for Gerber - compare (XOR), add (OR), intersect (AND) - ideal for mask preparation.

NETEX-G

Extract connected nets from Gerber data. Ideal for board and package designers who need to do signal integrity analysis ...

GBR_RIP

A precise, high resolution, RIP for Gerber data. Ideal for inspection, machine vision and imaging machines. OEM Windows version.

Copper Fill

Copper fill generation with use controlled spacing.

OASIS2GERBER

Converts OASIS and GDSII files to Gerber RS274X. Compresses the Gerber output by detecting repeating data and by arc recovery.

GBR2OASISFRAC

Converts Gerber to fractured OASIS with trapezoids based output.

Other Translators

STL2GBR

Converts 3D STL (Stereolithography) data into Gerber RS247X. Ideal for getting film/artwork from 3D programs such as SolidWorks and ProE...

ASM 600

Converts GDSII Stream (Calma) data to Gerber. Ideal for IC packaging, MEMs, and other technologies where IC layout tools are used and films are required.

HP2GBR

Reads HPGL and converts to Gerber. One of the most robust conversions available. Supports more HPGL and HPGL/2 commands than any other HPGL translator.

Drill2GBR

Converts Excellon Drill files to Gerber.

TIFFCMP

A tool for comparing two bitmap files. A useful utility for verifying translators and ratsterizers.

TIFF2GBR

Converts a monochrome TIFF and BMP into Gerber RS274X format.

Drl2Laser

Converts Excellon Drill files to Laser Optimized Files by sorting and grouping drill commands into windows.


Application Notes

PCB Check Plotting

A team of 20 designers can plot their Gerber files via our GBRPLOT program to high speed printers/plotters just like they were printing ordinary files.

D-Codes, Apertures and Plot Files

An useful tutorial covering the basics of Gerber data. If you are new to Gerber read this.

All About RS274X

Moving from RS274D to RS274X and want to know what's in it and how it works? Read this tutorial explaining embedded apertures, macros, polygon fill and image plotting controls.

Pentax to RS274X

Pentax is a Gerber "like" format commonly used in Japan. While it looks like Gerber it must be processed much differently ...

Clean Gerber to DXF Translations

Artwork’s GBRUnion program can eliminate the overlapping flashes and draws and output to AutoCAD nice clean boundaries.

Command Line File Merging

A simple Windows based command line utility for merging multiple Gerber files into a single one...


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