Gerbv

Version1(as of 5/21/2015)
PlatformsWindows, Mac, Linux
LicenseOpen Source
CategoryUtility
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Rating:3.4  |  7 Votes

Main Features

  • Supports Gerber RS-274X files
  • Exports a layer image to popular formats such as PDF and PNG
  • Allows you to perform complex layer operations

Software Overview

Gerbv is an open source program used to view Gerber files. Gerber is available for Windows and Linux platforms and as part of the gEDA application set.

The application allows you to view Gerber RS-274X files, as well as Excellon drill files and CSV files. Gerbv can also export a layer image to popular formats, such as PDF, PNG, and SVG. Along with its file support, the program enables you to perform complex layer operations, set layer colors, drag and drop layers to change their order, and change layer polarity.

The application is mainly used for viewing Gerber files in the RS-274X format, which are sent to Printed Circuit Board (PCB) manufacturers. Gerbv is dependable and allows users to perform a variety of actions, which makes it a good choice for working with Gerber files.

Primary File Type

.GBRGerber File

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.GBRGerber File
.GBLGerber Bottom Layer Data File
.GBOGerber Bottom Overlay Data File
.GBPGerber Bottom Solder Paste Data File
.GBSGerber Bottom Solder Mask Data File
.GMLGerber Mill Layer File
.GPIGerber Photoplotter Information File
.GTLGerber Top Layer Data File
.GTOGerber Top Overlay Data File
.GTPGerber Top Solder Paste Data File
.GTSGerber Top Solder Mask Data File
Updated 5/21/2015