This document summarizes enhancements and fixes to gbr2dxf/w . Please consult this page on a regular basis to determine what changes have been made to our programs. This revision
v6.65a 12-4-2014New Install
This release is with the latest installer.Windows 8 support
Added support to Windows 8, 32 and 64 bit.
v6.65 11-9-2010DXF Layer name
DXF layer names were altered when encountering files with high GBR formats (e.g. 5.5) or multiply defined apertures. The altered names ended up being longer than 32 characters which resulted in a program crash. This problem was fixed by both preserving the layer names entered in the GUI and truncating any layer names exceeding 32 characters.Gerber Polygon
A bug fix was done for Gerber polygon regions that had arc segments but failed to match first and last point. This was fixed by adding a closing line segment when this condition was encountered.
v6.62 12-29-2009New GBR2DXF option Locus/Point
A new feature was added in GBR2DXF. The new feature can be set in the Setting menu and it allows the user to create 0 width LINE/ARC entity for Gerber draws and a POINT for a Gerber flash.
Clipping Windows for Custom Apertures was Deficient
Custom Aperture In a SR Layer
Undefined or Duplicate Block Definition in the DXF Output
Fixed SR handling Problem
New keying/hostinfo 2.
v5.10 08-10-1999Flashing Custom Aperture
Older versions would not use the users specified flash names for custom aperture. This has been fixed.
DXF Blocks Layer
Draws Using Custom Aperture
Number of DCodes
GBRVU/W version 2.17 is included
v5.04 04-28-1999RS274X Files in Directory with Spaces
Older versions would not process RS274X files in directory with spaces.
Arcs/Circles Shifted by a Distance of a Radius
v5.03 01-14-1999R14 G36/G37, POEX/POIN Boundary Hatch Fill
This version added hatch filling for R14 DXF output for gerber G36/G37 and POEX/POIN boundaries. POIN will be scratched out from POEX hatch filled boundaries.
v5.02 12-14-1998Number of Custom Apertures Limit
Older versions would drop data if there are a lot of custom apertures. This limit has been greatly increased to a total of 4000 dcodes for all custom apertures.
Custom Aperture Macro Names
v5.01 12-07-1998Multiple RS274X/MDA Files
This version allows users to select multiple RS274X or MDA files per translation. Requested by David Brink from EMC.
v5.00 10-30-1998Auto Detection of 274X, 274D and MDA Autoplot
This version allows users to select any gerber file(s) and it will automatically detect which format they are in. Users do not need to specify the format ahead.
Auto detection also applies to aperture file. Though, if aperture file is not in Artwork format, users need to run the aperture file through the built in Aperture Generator to generate an Artwork format aperture file for use by Gbr2dxf.
Fixed: Limitations on Gerber File Names....
All such restrictions have been lifted.
New Feature: User configurable Gerber names....
For example you can associate the ending .pho with RS274X or .art or .gbr or .ger so that these types of files show up in the file selection box.
Check for Legal DXF Layer Name
Added Working Directory Browse Button
Blocks from Flashes Improved