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 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 Formats, PCL - Printer Command Language Format, PCT - Macintosh Pict Format, PDF - Portable Document FormatPS - PostScript Document FormatRTF - 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, NAP - North American Presentation Layer Protocol Syntax (NAPLPS), WMZ - Compressed Windows Metafile Format, MIF - MapInfo Interchange File Format, E00 - ArcInfo Interchange File Format

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