Gerber Files Viewer
The world of electronics design is constantly changing and each new innovation pushes the limits of technology a bit further. But sometimes we’re too busy to notice how comfortable we are using old methods of going to production, and we fail to see we’re being held back by the limitations of an ancient process.
For instance, the Gerber files viewer has been the industry standard and method of choice for PCB designers and fabricators for years, but it does have some significant drawbacks. There’s no layer stack, net list, drill files or test points. No materials information, no pick and place or bill of materials for assembly. These items must be generated separately, which is time consuming and can lead to formatting problems and errors during fabrication tooling.
That’s why Altium Designer is bringing you intelligent new formatting in the dynamic Gerber X2.
Copper image information for etching PCB layers
Layer stack definitions
Pad and via attributes
Components BoM for purchasing and assembly
Fabrication and assembly notes and parameters
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