PCB File Conversion And Gerber Editing

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PCB File Conversion And Gerber Editing

We at Rapid Circuit are providing PCB design services from Rajkot, India. Rapid Circuit has proven to deliver quality Layout design services from other data inputs from customers worldwide.

Gerber data, also known as Gerber files, is the standard format used to describe the artwork and manufacturing data of a printed circuit board (PCB) design. The Gerber format has become the de facto standard for PCB manufacturing data and is supported by almost all PCB manufacturing equipment and software.

Gerber data consists of a set of ASCII text files, each representing a specific layer of the PCB design. These layers can include copper traces, solder masks, silkscreen, drill holes, and other manufacturing information. Each file represents a different aspect of the PCB design and is often denoted by a specific file extension:

  • Top Copper (Top Layer): Contains the copper traces and pads that make up the top layer of the PCB. The file extension is typically “.GTL” or “.TOP.”
  • Bottom Copper (Bottom Layer): Similar to the top layer, this file represents the copper traces and pads on the bottom side of the PCB. The file extension is usually “.GBL” or “.BOT.”
  • Solder Mask (Top and Bottom): Represents areas where the solder mask should be applied to protect the copper traces during soldering. The file extensions are “.GTS” for the top side and “.GBS” for the bottom side.
  • Silkscreen (Top and Bottom): Contains the information for the component markings, reference designators, and other text on the PCB. The file extensions are “.GTO” for the top side and “.GBO” for the bottom side.
  • Drill Data: Specify the locations and sizes of the holes to be drilled into the PCB. The file extension is often “.TXT” or “.DRD.”
  • Board Outline: This represents the outline of the PCB, defining its shape and dimensions. The file extension is usually “.GML.”

PCB design software generates these Gerber files as an output, and PCB manufacturers then use them to fabricate the circuit boards. The Gerber data describes the PCB design in a format that manufacturing machines can interpret and use to create the different layers and patterns on the PCB during the fabrication process.
Gerber files are primarily intended for manufacturing and not for design editing. While Gerber files are typically generated by PCB design software and used for manufacturing purposes, editing Gerber files directly is not a common practice.

For PCB design changes, it is best to work with the original design files in the respective PCB design software and then generate new Gerber files after making the changes. However, if you don’t have access to the original design files and must edit the Gerber files directly, There are situations where you need to make small adjustments or corrections to a Gerber file.

Converting PCB (Printed Circuit Board) files typically involves changing the format of the design files used in electronic design automation (EDA) software. Various EDA tools use different file formats, and sometimes you may need to convert a PCB file from one format to another to work with a different tool or to share it with others who use different software.


We have the capability of converting a variety of data formats listed below,

  • Gerber-d format to Gerber-274x conversion
  • PDF to Gerber File Conversion
  • PDF to NC drill file Conversion
  • Dxf to Gerber File Conversion
  • Dxf to NC drill file Conversion
  • DataEPS/PS Postscript to Gerber File Conversion
  • PDF PCB Logo to Gerber Conversion
  • Auto CAD DWG to Gerber
  • Coreldraw (cdr) to gerber
  • Coreldraw (cdr) to Excellon drill file
  • Express PCB file to Gerber
  • PCB Artist to Gerber
  • Film to Gerber and NC drill files
  • PCB Image, photo to Gerber
  • CorelDRAW to Gerber 274x and NC drill
  • cdr to Gerber 274x and NC drill
  • AutoCAD to Gerber 274x and NC drill
  • DXF to Gerber 274x and NC drill
  • DWG to Gerber 274x and NC drill
  • pdf to Gerber 274x and NC drill
  • jpg to Gerber 274x and NC drill
  • png to Gerber 274x and NC drill
  • BMP to Gerber 274x and NC drill
  • adobe illustrator to Gerber 274x and NC drill
  • ai to Gerber 274x and NC drill
  • photoshop to Gerber 274x and NC drill
  • PSD to Gerber 274x and NC drill
  • postscript to Gerber 274x and NC drill
  • eps to Gerber 274x and NC drill
  • SVG to Gerber 274x and NC drill
  • express PCB to Gerber 274x and NC drill
  • PCB artist to Gerber 274x and NC drill
  • PCB image to Gerber 274x and NC drill
  • PCB photo to Gerber 274x and NC drill
  • PCB creator to Gerber 274x and NC drill
  • Film to Gerber 274x and NC drill
  • PCB logo to Gerber 274x
  • ODB++ to Gerber 274x

If you have a specific PCB file format you want to convert or a particular target format you want to achieve, feel free to mention it.

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