GBRVU displays Gerber data (RS274D and RS274X) on screen and enables the PCB designer to make check plots to most hardcopy devices. GBRVU also acts as a platform for additional modules that create contours and extract data to GDSII, DXF and EGS data formats.
Fast Viewing of Large Files
RS274D, RS274X and MDA
Measure and Info
Hi Resolution Plotting
Convert 274D to 274X
Extract Window to DXF
Extract to GDSII Stream
* requires additional licensed module
Artwork has been requested by several OEMs to develop a library that can aid them in displaying Gerber data from within their application (typically mask writer or mask inspection control software. More Details
A utility program that reads Excellon drill files and converts them to Gerber format. Includes tool definition, format conversion and coordinate offset.
Hi resolution bitmaps are very useful for dropping into page layout applications. Describes how to set up GBRVU's BMP and TIFF bitmap drivers. (PDF, 47KB, 4 Pages)
A basic tutorial about Gerber files - what's in them, what you need to know to use them.
An overview and tutorial describing the RS274X specification and how plotting information is embedded into the file's header.
A basic tutorial about converting old RS274D files to RS274X format.
GBRVU support for Gerber mass parameter commands
A utility that enables the user to click on flashes (or groups of flashes and extract the center (or group center) to a text file. Normally used for extraction of target data used to correct image writers and inspection machines.
Describes how to run GBRVU from the command line - useful for batch applications.