is an advanced but easy to use application that enables you to view, print and convert Gerber, ODB++, Adobe PDF, Excellon and HPGL/2 files.
GerbView supports 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. No more waiting for photoplots or your prototype circuit board, to see your true design.
You can use the measure and query tools to check apertures, tools, pens, distances and areas.
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. Markups will be stored in a separate file.
GerbView can convert your Gerber, HPGL/2 and Excellon files to Autodesk DXF, Autoesk DWF, Adobe PDF and other formats. You can combine several different Gerber files (layers) and create a multi-layered PDF, DXF or DWF file. See list of supported formats below.
GerbView can rasterize single files, or whole workspaces, and save to one of the supported raster formats. Markup elements can optionally be included in the conversion.
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.