Gerber RS-274x and Protel ASCII PCB
is a free viewer for Gerber RS-274x and Protel ASCII PCB (Protel v2.5 to
v2.8 formats). It can also convert Gerber RS-274x and Protel ASCII PCB
to PostScript, PDF, TIFF, BMP and RID formats.
If you have an image setter which supports either PDF,
PostScript, TIFF, BMP or RID, you can
plot Gerber and Protel PCB files with the help of GerbMagic.
fast, easy to use, and accurate!
Virtual printer drivers (Postscript
drivers are slow, and inaccurate. If you have a 20M bytes
Gerber file, using a virtual printer driver to produce Postscript or PDF
terrible. It's only acceptable when you don't require high accuracy. Using a virtual printer driver is
not true vector to vector conversion. It may lose a lot of information
depending on the printer's resolution. It may produce sawtooth edges.
True vector conversion, as in the case of GerbMagic, is not resolution
dependent. It generates an exact representation of the original image in
different vector language. The resulting PDF/PostScript[TM] file is also much more
smaller than what a virtual printer driver produces.
resolution software RIP
is a fast, high resolution software RIP
(Raster Image Processor) for RS-274x and Protel ASCII PCB. Up to 30,000
DPI has been tested with excellent
performance. Multiple Gerber and PCB files may be grouped onto a
single page in WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) fashion. The whole
page can then be saved in raster image formats like TIFF
(Packbits), BMP (standard windows bitmap) or RID
(Raster Image Data).
have a high resolution raster plotter, you can use GerbMagic as your
an evaluation copy now!