Gerber Format (GBR)

The Gerber file format is a vector based format used by GerbTools, ViewMate and CamTastic as a simple way of transferring printed circuit board information to a wide variety of devices. The Extended Gerber Format (RS-274X) handles information for defining shapes and sizes of lines and other features. This format supports Polygons, Circles, Ovals, Outlines, Arcs, Lines, Rectangles, Moire and Thermal.

This file format is not supported in the non-vector toolkits. Read and write support for this format is provided in the LEADTOOLS Vector Imaging Pro toolkit and is unlocked when the Vector features are unlocked.

This file format is not supported in the Imaging Pro toolkits. Read and write support for this format is provided in the Document and Medical Imaging toolkits.

The default extension used by this format is: GBR.

This file format does support layers.

File constants associated with this file format are:

Constant

Read Support

Write Support

Description

FILE_GERBER

Yes

Yes

[169] Gerber Vector.

The following table indicates which objects LEAD can load and which objects it can save:

Object:

Load:

Save:

Arc

Supported

Supported

Chord

Supported

Supported

Circle

Supported

Supported

Lines

Supported

Supported

Moire

Supported

Not Supported

Outlines

Supported

Not Supported

Ovals

Supported

Supported

Polygons

Supported

Supported

Rectangle

Supported

Not Supported

Thermal

Supported

Not Supported

Required DLL: LFGBR. For a listing of the exact DLLs needed, based on the toolkit version, refer to Files To Be Included With Your Application.

Related Formats: CGM - Computer Graphics Metafile, CMX - Corel Presentation Exchange Format, DGN - Intergraph Format, DRW - Micrografx Designer DRaWing, DWF - DWF Format, DWG - DWG Format, DXF - Drawing Interchange Format, EMF - Windows Metafile FormatsPCL - Printer Command Language Format, PCT - Macintosh Pict Format, PDF - Portable Document Format, PLT - PLT / HPGL Format, PS - PostScript Document Format, RTF - Rich Text Format, SHP - ESRI Shape Format, SVG - Scalable Vector Graphics Format, VEC - LEADTOOLS Vector Dump Format, VPG - WordPerfect Vector Format, WMF - Windows Metafile Formats, WMZ - Compressed Windows Metafile Format, E00 - ArcInfo Interchange File Format, MIF - MapInfo Interchange File Format.

Platforms

Win32, x64.

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