Software Companions - Gerber and HPGL Viewers

GerbView

Gerber Viewer and Converter


GerbView™ is an advanced but easy to use application that enables you to view, print and convert Gerber, ODB++, Adobe PDF, Excellon and HPGL/2 and other formats.


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 new extended Gerber format contains embedded aperture information and using this format will minimize the risk for errors during the manufacturing of the PCB.


With GerbView's PDF to CAD capability you can convert your Adobe PDF files to Gerber or Autodesk DXF.


Gerbview will visualize your design, on the screen or in hardcopy. You no longer have to wait for a prototype circuit board to see your true design. Use the accurate measure and query tools to check apertures, tools, distances and more.


In GerbView you work with a workspace that can contain one or more files of the supported file formats. The workspace can be saved for later use. The saved workspace will link to your design files, so only need to reload the workspace file to see the whole design.


Markup elements like text, barcodes, arrows, lines, images, ellipses and polygons can be added to the workspace. All markup elements can be burned-in and become part of a Gerber layer. You can by using this feature easily add, for example, text or barcode images to a layer.


GerbView can convert your Gerber, HPGL/2 and Excellon files to Autodesk DXF, Autodesk DWF, Adobe PDF and other formats.
You can combine several different loaded layers and create a multi-layered PDF, DXF or DWF file.
If the formats supports it, you can also convert a selection of layers to a multi-page file, where each layer will be a separate page.
Please see the complete list of supported formats below for more information.


GerbView can rasterize single files, or whole workspaces, and save to one of the supported raster formats.


You may print scaled or in real size. All Windows based plotters and printers are supported. Poster mode, also known as tiled pages, can be used to print large designs and drawings on for example several smaller A4/Letter pages.


Key Features


GerbView can load the following formats:

Notes:
1.PDF files that only contains raster, for example scanned drawings, are not supported by GerbView.
2.For multipage PDF files each page may be imported as a separate layer.
3.Each file will be loaded as a layer - you can view, print and convert layers individually or combined.

GerbView can convert to the following formats:

Notes:
1. You may load multiple files and convert to a single multi-layer file of this format.
2. You may load multiple files and convert to a single multi-page file of this format.

Excellon files can be saved to a new file with full control of output format, including tool sizes if you have modified or added these.

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Windows XP SP 3, 32 and 64 bit
  • Windows Vista, 32 and 64 bit
  • Windows 7, 32 and 64 bit
  • Windows 8, 32 and 64 bit
  • Windows 8.1, 32 and 64 bit
  • Windows 10, 32 and 64 bit
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Supports Terminal Server and Citrix.
Windows 7 Compatible  Windows 8 Compatible  Windows 10 Compatible