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Example Using GBR2TIFF.EXE

To get started we will show how to run the rasterizer using the command line program, gbr2tiff.exe, provided by Artwork. A very small Gerber file (test2.gbr) will be rasterized at 300 DPI resolution.

gbrvu of test2.gbr

Open a command prompt (DOS) and go the the \wcad\gbrip\EXAMPLES directory. Then type at the command line:

..\gbr2tiff.exe test2.gbr -274x -inch -aw -dpi:300 -bmp:test2.bmp


..\gbr2tiff.exe the gbr2tiff program
test2.gbr the Gerber file to be ripped
-274x tells gbr2tiff that this file is a 274X file
-inch tells gbr2tiff arguments with dimensions are in inches
-aw compute data window automatically
-dpi:300 sets bitmap resolution = 300 DPI
-bmp:test2.bmp output .bmp and output file to test2.bmp

In less than a second the program should be complete. open the EXAMPLES directory and find the file called test2.bmp. Open it with any bitmap editor. The results should look similar to what the GBRVU program displays.

bitmap display