Questions tagged [gerber]

Gerber files are a standard way to define how to build a PCB. The current standard is RS-274X. This tag should be used for questions dealing with generating, importing/exporting, and validating Gerber files.

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What Gerber File Viewer is This?

PCBWay sent me this image while trying to troubleshoot my circuit board file content not showing up. I want to know if this program is available so I can download/buy it to troubleshoot my output ...
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How does a board file (brd) differ from a Gerber file? Why use one over the other?

There are several graphical PCB viewers available and they read what appears to be a standard board file (.BRD) format. Eagle and other PCB designing applications generate board files, but also ...
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How to determine vias and through holes from 4-layer Gerber files

I'm trying to understand the difference between the vias and plated through-holes in these reference Gerber files. On layer 3, I don't understand why there are so many holes (vias)?. Why are some ...
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Designspark Positive/Negative Setting for Gerber grayed out

i want to create gerber files for a pcb. One gerber file per layer more specifically. I have made gerber file on designspark many times before, but now the Positive/Negative option in output ...
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EAGLE - VIAS are smaller on the screen than in the actual gerber

Hi I have upgraded EAGLE to 9.5 and have one quite serious issue. The VIAS are displayed smaller than in the actual gerber file or manufacturing preview. Do you know the option which will force Eagle ...
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Gerber viewer confusion - missing traces

I'm not sure about my gerber files. I guess there is something wrong. In different gerber viewers the PCB looks right. But in online viewers from JLCPCB and PCBway, the bottom view looks wrong. Some ...
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Incorrect gerber rout output in Altium

I tried to get a panelized PCB from Altium using the embedded array option from the PCB Doc file. But, I get a continuous board edge around each of the PCB replicas: it would actually need mouse bites ...
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Altium Gerber Top Paste is missing components

I just finished the design of my board on Altium, and when I generate the Gerber files, everything seems correct except for the Top Paste File, looks like some components are missing on this file. Any ...
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Drawing with a triangular aperture in Gerber

So, I`d like to output a rounded equilateral triangle in Gerber format. The first method I tried was to pick a large triangular aperture (%ADD11P,8X3*%, that is) ...
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Altium 19 stack manager and Gerber file setup

I have installed Altium Designer 19 recently but I have two problems with this version: First of all, when I open the layer stack manager I can not see "save and load and advance" at bottom. I don't ...
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Which gerber files I need to send to my PCB manufacturer?

My PCB has two layers. I'm using altium and, after to generate the gerber files, I will to generate the drill files and send to a PCB's manufacturer. But, about mechanical gerber files extensions, ...
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How to export gerber with milling layer in EAGLE 9?

I've got a pcb design with some high voltage traces that are separated with a line drawn on milling layer (46). How to generate a valid gerber file for manufacturer (JLCPCB) with informations about ...
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How to convert a RS-274D gerber to RS-274X

I got from a website some gerber files, I tried to have them printed, but they told me that the format is not supported and I need to convert to RS-274X. I've tried using gerbv to open the gerbers ...
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Difference between top pad master and top solder mask gerber files?

I generated gerber files to the pcb manufacturer, but I noticed that the top pad master (.GPT) was not generated, the top solder mask (.gts) was. The pcb manufacturer did not complain, but I'm ...
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Export Gerber File from Keysight ADS and import in Eagle

Hello, I want to import my microstrip patch antenna design from ADS into my Eagle-Board-View. Therefore I exported a Gerber-File, which looks good in the Gerber-Viewer. Inside Eagle, i used Gerber-...
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Altium Gerber File Copper Breaks

I'm getting some really weird effects on my Gerber File outputs from Altium Altium 18.1.9, using OutJob Files, here are my settings My layers look completely normal with a copper pour for the ...
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Gerber Viewer With Good Measurement / Distance Tools?

I'm trying to measure some trace widths using Camtastic in Altium. I have to say, I really find Camtastic very finnicky when I try to zoom and pan. The measure distance function (which I am trying ...
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Set of Gerber layer files (*.GBO, *.GBP, …) and how to merge them into a single file in Ubuntu

I'm new to electronics and PCB projects, but I would like to be able to print a board for the following (so-called) power board: Here's the project: https://github.com/mlab-upenn/f1tenthpublic/tree/...
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Altium Designer Black Screen in Gerber File

I am currently working on a project. After everything done, I needed to make a Gerber File. I tried everything on the internet but I got nothing different than a black screen. I do not know which part ...
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Is it possible to PCBA without a Gerber file & BOM

I have a designer designing the Gerber and generating the BOM from a logic design.I have half the information like the circuit drawings and circuit working. He says he will complete the gerber and ...
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Importing Gerber files into Fritzing

Is it possible to import a gerber file into Fritzing or do I need to change the format? If I need to change the format, what do I change it too?
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Altium Plug Card [closed]

I am new to Altium and I need some help. I am trying to make a pretty simple card and need to use Altium to make the gerber files that I can send to a pcb maker. I need to make the card using this ...
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Are Gerber files of inner layers interchangeable?

Regarding the Gerber files of a 4 layer PCB with 2 inner layers: Top layer: Analog signals Inner layer 1: Digital signals (SPI and I2C) Inner layer 2: Power planes (+3.3V and +12V) Bottom layer: GND ...
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Setting number format for PCB fabrication in Altium

I 'm very new in PCB designer CAD. I have a simple PCB design in Altium which I need to create gerber and drill files before sending it to a milling machine. When I go to: Files-->Fabrication ...
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Altium gerber files what method to use

I have followed a guide to generate gerber files in altium designer. This guide first goes to "File/Fabrication Outputs/Gerber Files" to generate gerbers and to open a CAMtastic file where you can ...
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How to export .TOL and .DRI files in ALTIUM designer 16

Is possible to generate this files? my PCB provider asked it to me but I can't find them in gerber exportation tool. Thanks
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Is it possible to search gerbers for specific parts?

I am using GC-Prevue to view gerbers I have been supplied. When I am looking for a part, I typically search through the silkscreen until I find it, (I do not have the PCB design file). This is ...
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edit a Gerber file

I want to create my own PCB (30x30 millimeters) using a free software a found online; this software give me the gerber file only after I make the order from their company, but the price is very high ...
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What does the “2” indicate in 2:4 format for Excellon drill files?

For Excellon drill files, I know that the number after the colon indicates the precision, i.e. 2:3 has 1 mil resolution 2:4 has 0.1 mil resolution 2:5 has 0.01 mil resolution However, I don't know ...
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Gerber lines in ground plane

My manufacturer is asking me to remove those lines from the ground gerber layer The design was made in eagle, I've been searching information about this problem and I've found nothing, I don't know ...
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Exporting fabrication files (gerber) in Altium leads to wrong connections

I'm going to print my first PCB wich is a small controller, nothing complicated. I know that I need to output GERBER or GERBER-X2 files. I prefer GERBERX2 because it comes with the board outline for ...
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Gerber Setup Options

I have almost finished my PCB design and preparing to make Gerber files. I have some doubts related to Gerber Setup Options of Altium Designer 16.1.My first quesiton about Files->Fabrication Ouputs->...
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Working with Gerber Artwork Definition Files [closed]

I am currently in the process of re-working an internal program for a company. This program takes general templates for various signs that are customized with specific lines of text and then printed ...
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How to export the milling layer properly with Eagle 8.0?

I've got one of those jack power plugs with the thin rectangular pins on one of my PCBs. The milling layer in Eagle shows the "slits" to be drilled as expected (in cyan). I export the ...
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How to convert mm to xy coordiantes in pcb xy files [closed]

i have few pcb gerber projects which come along xy files in txt/xlsx format , these xy files have x y values in mm/inches/mils for every element on the board. am developing gerber editor for gerber ...
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Altium: i-dots in soldermask layer disappear in Gerber

I have my email address embedded in the soldermask layer. When checking the generated Gerber data, the dots on all the "i"s are missing. How did that happen?
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Gerber Files Countersunk Holes

Is it possible to indicate countersunk holes in the gerber files? Currently if a board has countersunk holes, I need to indicate this in a separate drawing and send it along to the manufacturer with ...
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Gerber File Format 4.5 or 4.6

In Kicad, the PCB layout / schematic editor I use there is an option to export Gerbers in 4.5 or 4.6 format. I can not find any documentation on what this means. Any help would be appreciated.
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How to setup Drill Dot Open in single layer PCB using Altium Designer?

I designed single layer PCB in Altium Designer. Now I want to setup Drill Dot open in Soldering layer (bottom layer) to generate Gerber file for the manufacturing purpose. Can anyone help how to do ...
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Export Silkscreen Gerber in Eagle

I am from pcbgogo, a PCB manufacturer. We make the PCBs from Gerber files and sometimes our customers send us Eagle files so we need to export the Gerber files from their Eagle PCB file. Recently ...
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Can you load Gerber files back into a PCB layout designer such as Eagle?

There's a PCB I may need to change a solder pad, but the schematic and layout are gone and were not added to source control. Is it possible to load the Gerber files back into a designer to change the ...
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howto align mount holes in 2 pcb the right way?

I'm tring to make some sort of shield board (it's not an arduino): first board was made in orcad, I have source files gerbers and so on... I'm making a 2nd board in eagle. When trying to align the 2 ...
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Better Gerber Review Tools

As part of my current workflow producing a PCB layout I open my gerber files using gerbv. This allows me to switch on and off layers and check things are as they should be. However I need to present ...
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Altium Power Plane Gerber inverted

Good Day I used internal power planes for the first time (Altium), and I now want to generate fabrication outputs in the form of Gerbers. The gerber below illustrates my internal GND plane, to ...
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V-cut gerber format

I prepared a panel on Eagle Cad. now I am preparing Gerber files for the production. What device output and file extension do I need to save the v-cut layer?
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How do you know what resolution a gerber file has?

Viewing Geber files in Gc Prevue but don't know how to find out what resolution they are using
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Make Simple PCB and export Gerber file [closed]

I have a lascar LCD volt/ammeter that has 10 pins. What I want to do is design a simple PCB that has a few resistors, connects to a battery and an aircraft then send off a Gerber file to a ...
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Creating gerber layer for glue screen creation

We are trying to get away from using a glue dotter. Instead we would like to use our screener to apply the glue to the board. The gerber files we get from our customers have the layer for the pads ...
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Gerber verification for plated holes

I recently designed a board and got them produced. I had specified plated holes at some locations. But the PCBs came without them (unplated). I decided to check the Gerber files to see if it was ...
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Eagle cad dimension measurement showing on top and bottom layer when creating Gerber files

I have an Eagle design as shown in the 1st image attached. The dimension measurements are on "dimensions" layer 20. When I create Gerber files then look at it in a viewer, I get the measurement arrows ...