I've got a PDF file with a PCB layout I'de like to produce - however, I need the file in Gerber format first. Is there an easy way to convert between the two? I've found this: https://swannman.wordpress.com/projects/pdf2gerb/ - does anyone have some experience with it? Does it work well? Are there better alternatives?
It seemed to work OK on the PDF provided in the example - the Gerbers looked OK when I imported them into GC-Prevue. However, when I created a PDF file from a PCB designed in the Pulsonix software I use, and converted it with pdf2gerb.pl, the resultant Gerber file wouldn't import into GC-Prevue.
There are some PCB manufacturers which can work from artwork supplied as Postscript files. You could convert the PDF file to Postscript by printing it to a file, using a Postscript driver.