GBRVU enables designers to graphically display any Gerber photoplotter file in true WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) fashion on a PC or workstation graphics screen. Once loaded, the data is available for viewing, verifying, and measuring. Data cannot be modified in any way. The menu driven program is easy to learn and to use.
GBRVU is an integral part of Artwork's translation packages but can also stand alone. The special composite viewing feature makes it useful even to those that have other Gerber viewing programs or have written their own Gerber output modules.
Many designers need to make checkplots directly from Gerber data generated by their board design software. Such a checkplot more accurately reflects the final film than plots made directly from within the application. GBRVU supports most standard plotters and printers; specialized raster plotter support is also available for high end electrostatic plotters.
GBRVU supports both the FIRE 9000 Autoplot header with embedded apertures and Gerber's RS274X format including custom apertures, polygons and merged dark and clear layers.
GBRVU is an excellent program for generating checkplots. It is very fast when sending raster data to either an HP LaserJet or to one of HP's large inkjet plotters such as the HP 500, 750 or 1050.
GBRVU/W correctly plots RS274X or MDA Autoplot as the data will appear on film. Many other packages fail to fill the polygons correctly, fail on custom apertures or don't properly support dark and clear internal layers.