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gerbv — a Gerber (RS-274X) viewer

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Gerbv is an open source Gerber file (RS-274X only) viewer. Gerbv lets you load several files on top of each other, do measurements on the displayed image, etc. Besides viewing Gerbers, you may also view Excellon drill files as well as pick-place file

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features 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5 4 / 5
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  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Very good tool. Pan and zoom are very easy using the mouse. I like the check boxes to enable/disable the layers as required. However, for some reason, i was not able to save the project and retreive it. Maybe is has something to do with the files being saved on a network drive.

    Posted 04/12/2017
  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Simple and easy to use. Dislikes: 1 - no 'mirror' option (e.g. useful when checking text on bottom of board) 2 - non-native file dialog when running on windows. 3 - doesn't handle rotated pads that are created by diptrace 4 - no snapping to shape centers, corners, edge centers when measuring which makes measuring inacurate. likes: 1 - easy layer toggle. 2 - good pan/zoom functionality - no scrollbar use required.

    Posted 02/21/2017
  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    gerbv is a best software I can find. It is great that is open source. All is ok only 2 bugs i can find. If in path where you have gerber files are some character (šćč...) return error message and second some DRL file are not in same dimensions as other gerber files. Wish: Do a better measure distance tools. If is possible to do some tools which snap to object (pads) edge to easy measuring.

    Posted 07/04/2016
  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Nice software, thanks. But now program crashes, when opening files with unicode symbols in path.

    Posted 11/06/2015
  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Allows me to very quickly determine conflicts before sending my files off to a board house. Particularly nice is the check-box layer system on the left which allowed me to find a through hole part going through the middle of a silkscreen image on the bottom of the board. The only cons I could find were that this 2.6.1 viewer doesn't yet understand Excellon 2.5 drill format output by Eagle 7.2. And directory listings on busy directories is a little slow. Eagle 7.2 can be told to output Excellon 2.4 which this 2.6.1 viewer handles properly. This tool is a "keeper" for my design toolbox after spending a day reviewing others.

    Posted 04/08/2015
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