GerbView - a Gerber Viewer and Converter


Gerber Viewer and Converter

View, print and convert Gerber, ODB++, PDF and Excellon
Convert to PDF, DXF, DWF, RS-274X, TIFF, SVG and more

GerbView can view, print and convert Gerber, Extended Gerber, ODB++, PDF, Excellon, PLT and other file formats.

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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.

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 newer extended Gerber format contains embedded aperture information and minimizes the risk for errors during the manufacturing of the PCB.

With GerbView's PDF to CAD capability you can convert your Adobe PDF files back to editable Gerber RS-274X and Autodesk DXF files.

GerbView can create layered PDF, DXF and DWF files where each loaded file will correspond to a separate layer in the destination file. Check out our blog to read more about how you can create layered PDF files with GerbView.
You can optionally create multi-page files, where each file, or layer, will be placed on its own page in the output file.
Finally, you can convert the loaded layers into individual files, one file per layer. This is very useful for converting older Gerber files into new extended Gerber files.

With GerbView you can export individual layers, or the whole workspace, to any of the supported raster formats, which includes TIFF, JPEG, PNG and BMP. The resolution and number of colors used for the conversion can be set by the user.

Convert PDF to Gerber, SVG, HPGL/2 and DXF
Convert PDF to Gerber,

In GerbView you work with a workspace that can contain one or more files (layers) of any of the supported file formats. The workspace can be saved for later use. The workspace will reference your design files, so only need to reload the workspace to see the whole design. You can set the size of this workspace to one of the preselected paper sizes, or to a custom size.

Use the precise measurement tools to verify distances and areas. Check apertures used by tracks and flashes using the query and aperture highlight tools.

Markup elements like text, barcodes, QR-codes, images, arrows, lines, symbols, ellipses and polygons can be added to the workspace, and will be included during conversion and printing.
All types of markup elements, for example text or barcode, may be "burned-in" to become a permanent part of a Gerber layer.

You may print your files using a custom scale, for example 100% for original scale, or using fit to page. The print poster mode, also called tiled pages, can be used to print large designs and drawings on multiple sheets. Header, footer and watermark information can optionally be added to the printed sheets.

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A fully functional evaluation copy can be downloaded from our web site.
The downloaded product will run in evaluation mode for a period of 30 days.
After this period, you have to purchase a license, if you want to continue to use the product.

Download an evaluation copy from the download page.

All new licenses are perpetual and includes 12-months of free software maintenance.

GerbView Key Features

GerbView can open the following Formats:

1.PDF files that contains only image data, 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:

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

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows XP
  • 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 11
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2022
  • Supports Terminal Server and Citrix
Windows 7  Windows 8  Windows 10
Compatible with Windows 7, 8, 10 and 11.
32- and 64-bit.

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