Software Companions - Gerber and HPGL Viewers

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GerbView 7 Updates

Note: The latest version will always include all previous fixes and improvements

GerbView - Gerber Viewer

Version What's New Released
7.66 Maintenance Update
Solved issues:
944Some of the apertures in gerber files generated by Tango, were not displayed correctly.
###In some cases the colors could be reset to default when loading a project file.

22-Mar-2017

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7.65 Maintenance Update
New features:
1The project format is now a Unicode text file that can be edited by Notepad, or other text editors, if needed.
2Layer on/off state are now stored in the project file.
3Added transparency option for the Save As Bitmap function.
Solved issues:
932Converting PDF to DXF: some filled circles were not completed.
931Some of the text in HPGL/2 file had wrong rotation.
928Gerber files not loaded.
926Missing pads in files generated by Altium Designer.
911ODB+ file from customer failed to open.
892Some macro apertures was not drawn.
###The actual numbers of layers are now written to the DXF file (no longer always 256 layers).

25-Feb-2017

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7.63 Maintenance Update
Fixed problems:
IssueDescription
888Some arcs was incorrectly drawn as full circle in an ODB++ file from customer.
885Some arcs was incorrectly drawn as full circle in a Gerber file from customer.
884Drill size information was not read from an Excellon file.
880Now supports P-CAD aperture file format.
878An ODB++ TGZ file from customer failed to open.
861PDF to Gerber: Some sub-paths were not converted correctly in file from customer.
860Some macro apertures in file from customer were drawn using wrong polarity.

5-Oct-2016

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7.61 Maintenance Update
New feature:
NoDescription
1A bookmark for each page will be now be added when converting multiple layers into a multi-page PDF file.
Fixed problems:
IssueDescription
859Converting a Gerber file to PDF did not include the complete layer..
Moving a layer up/down/top/bottom in layer list will now keep the layer selected.

3-Aug-2016

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7.60 Maintenance Update
New feature:
NoDescription
1Added a new option for converting multiple layers into a multi-page PDF, DWF or PLT file.
By using this option all layers will be placed on an separate page in converted file.
Fixed problems:
IssueDescription
834Some macro apertures were not displayed correctly in file from customer.
833File from customer had some tracks that shouldn't have been there.
---Drag and drop no longer use the drop position as layer origin. Files that are added using drag and drop will be loaded the same way as loading them using the add layer dialog.
---In some cases it was not possible to change the color in the layer color configuration dialog.
---On some systems the user defined Gerber layer colors was not saved and restored correctly.

30-June-2016

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7.59 Maintenance Update
New feature:
NoDescription
1Added a new option named "Allow Sketch Mode Conversion" under Tools->Options->Conversion. If this option is enabled all exported files will be converted in sketch mode if this mode is currently active.
Fixed problems:
IssueDescription
825Adding POS files to a workspace caused GerbView to crash.
819Added support for CAM350/DFMSTREAM GAPFile Version 3.0 aperture files.
818Two ODB++ .tgz files from customer failed to open.
---Active layer visibility settings from layers list are now copied to export dialog list.

31-May-2016

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7.58 Maintenance Update
Fixed problems:
IssueDescription
800Some macro apertures were not displayed (or converted) correctly when a layer was rotated.
---Sometimes pads were exported to PDF with rounded ends when they should be flat.
---For some macro apertures the width and/or height were not reported correctly.

13-Jan-2016

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7.57 Maintenance Update
Fixed problems:
IssueDescription
797Added support for Wintek Corporation's HiWIRE II aperture files (.APT).
796Aperture file from customer was not read correctly (.REP format).

23-Dec-2015

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7.56 Maintenance Update
Fixed problems:
BugDescription
793PLT file converted using "save as" and "command line conversion" created different results.
792Macro aperture in file from customer was missing completely.
791Macro aperture in file from customer was not displayed correctly.
790Aperture file was not loaded.

03-Dec-2015

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7.55 Maintenance Update
Fixed problems:
BugDescription
786Gerber file from customer was displayed as a blank layer.

20-Oct-2015

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7.54 Minor Update
New features:
NoDescription
1Added WebP image format to the list of available output formats in the Save to Bitmap dialog.

Fixed problems:
BugDescription
784Some arcs was incorrectly drawn.

8-Oct-2015

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7.53 Minor Update
Fixed problems:
BugDescription
776Polygonal macro apertures in Gerber file from customer had wrong rotation.
775Some IFC files was incorrectly identified as Gerber files.
768Missing characters when converting from PDF to Gerber.
---Show extents now uses the true extent of all loaded layers including pad sizes.

10-Sep-2015

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7.51 Minor Update
Fixed problems:
BugDescription
766Offset error when converting Gerber files from customer to PDF.
---Some of the text was missing in the advanced options dialog.

15-Aug-2015

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7.50 Feature Update
New features:
NoDescription
1PDF417 barcode can now be added as markup.
2Added function for copying a part of displayed file and add to symbol library.
3Added paste image from clipboard and add to a symbol library.
4Added support markup burn-in for PDF format.
5Added support markup burn-in for DXF format.
Fixed problems:
BugDescription
749GerbView will now remember last used path when files are added using File Open dialog.
746Some DXF files was imported with poor resolution.
739Excellon file from customer loaded was with wrong extents.
---CGM files was sometimes written using wrong metric scaling.
---Some TIFF files could not be added to workspace.
---Some symbols had wrong size when added from symbol library.
---PDF importer curve resolution is now configurable.
---Now writes correct MEASUREMENT value to exported DXF files.

08-Jul-2015

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7.44 Minor Update
Fixed problems:
BugDescription
738"Convert Layers to Multiple Files": If one or more layers had same filename only one file was created
---Pressing page setup button from the print dialog didn't work.

22-May-2015

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7.43 Minor Update
New features:
NoDescription
1Added option to print the currently displayed portion (available in the Print dialog).
2Added print selected region function (new button found in the toolbar).
3Added custom paper size selection for Save to Raster dialog.
4Added new option for enabling creating PDF files with transparent layers. If this option is enabled and layer transparency, or merge mode, is enabled, the created PDF file will have transparent layers.
The new option can be found under Tools->Options->Conversion.
Fixed problems:
BugDescription
734Some text that should be invisible was incorrectly imported.
732Missing text when importing PDF page 2.
728Macro apertures in file from customer were displayed using wrong rotation.
---Updated PDF reader library.

30-Apr-2015

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7.40 Feature Update
New features:
NoDescription
1Added support for viewing and conversion of ODB++ files (ZIP and TGZ archive formats).
2Added support for multi-page PDF import. Each page in a PDF file can now be imported as a separate layer. A dialog will be displayed where you can select how the PDF should be imported.
3Added support for Boardmaker aperture format.
4Added new option for displaying HPGL/2 files with selected color (color override).
5Added support for GerberX2 file and pad attributes.
6Datamatrix2D barcodes can now be added as markup.
7EAN13 barcodes can now be added as markup.
Fixed problems:
BugDescription
725Gerber file from customer caused a crash in GerbView.
724Some macro apertures in file from customer were displayed using wrong orientation.
718Missing items in PDF file from customer.
717Missing linewidth for some elements in DXF file from customer.
714Gerber file from customer caused an exception error during loading.
710Thermal macro apertures in file from customer were not displayed correctly.
709DXF solid hatched polygons were not supported.
706Text in HPGL file from customer not displayed correctly.
704Only first page of a PDF was imported.
---Updated PDF reader library.

28-FEB-2015

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7.30 Minor Update
New features:
NoDescription
1New delete Gerber items by aperture and usage dialog.
2Added undo for delete Gerber items by aperture and selection.
3GerbView now prompts you for a new file name if a file has been renamed, or is missing, when loading a project. The scaling and position for the original file will be maintained when loading the selected file.
4Aperture Report dialog now has a copy to clipboard option.
Fixed problems:
BugDescription
700Text in PDF file from customer had wrong spacing and position.
268Combination of "Output round Pads as Circles" and "Add Circles to all tracks" was not working as expected.
267Missing items in Gerber file from customer (Step and Repeat issue).
---Updated PDF reader library.

13-Jan-2015

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7.22 Maintenance Update
Fixed problems:
BugDescription
265Exporting a mirrored Gerber layer could cause arcs to be inverted.
264An error in the PDF importer caused some curves to be rendered incorrect.
---Clipping problems in some PDF files.
---Wrong color displayed in GerbView for PDF files using CMYK colors.

28-Nov-2014

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7.20 Feature Update
New feature:
NoDescription
1GerbView can now import PDF files, and you may convert from PDF to Gerber, DXF, PLT and other formats.
Please note that GerbView can only import PDF files that contains vector information. PDF files that contains only raster (e.g.:scanned images) are not supported.
Fixed problems:
BugDescription
261Rescaling workspace during file load sometimes caused some files to have wrong offset during export.
---You can now rasterize (Save to Bitmap function) files using any DPI.

31-Oct-2014

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7.10 Minor Update
New feature:
NoDescription
1GerbView can now import DXF files.

Fixed problems:
BugDescription
255Missing circles in Gerber file from customer.
254Loading files from a ZIP archive may cause GerbView to crash if some the files was empty (0 byte file size).
253Loading files with different extents may cause problem with alignments, if one or more of the loaded files had larger extents than the active workspace.
252Excellon files from customer was loaded with incorrect hole sizes.
251Some of the filled areas in Gerber file was incorrectly displayed.

28-Jun-2014

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7.07 Minor Update
New features:
NoDescription
1Added a unit selector for the Aperture Usage Report dialog.
Fixed problems:
BugDescription
250Excellon drill file from customer not loaded.
249Using the Save Layers To Multiple Files function may caused exported drill files to have wrong coordinates.
248Gerbview now writes aperture definitions in exported files using 4 digits.

1-Apr-2014

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7.05 Minor Update
New features:
NoDescription
1Added a new option to Tools->Options->Conversion->DXF Settings: Output round Pads as Circles. This option can be used to force GerbView to output DXF Circle entities for round apertures, instead of Lwpolyline entities.
Fixed problems:
BugDescription
246Gerber trailing/leading zero supression settings not stored in registry.
245Problems with reading aperture definitions in file from customer.
-Updated with latest HPGL/2 reader engine (from ViewCompanion).

20-Mar-2014

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7.03 Minor Update
New features:
NoDescription
1Added send project as PDF option.
2Added send project as ZIP option.
3Added save aperture report as CSV file option.
Fixed problems:
BugDescription
244Exported PDF/A files could cause warning/errors when verified by Acrobat Preflight.
243A problem could occur when entering a serial number after the trial had expired.

12-Feb-2014

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7.02 Minor Update
Fixed problems:
BugDescription
242Watermark setup dialog is now working again.

24-Jan-2014

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7.01 Minor Update
New feature:
NoDescription
1Added layer transparency display option.
Fixed problems:
BugDescription
241Macro apertures in Gerber file from customer were exported with wrong size.
240Excellon sometime got wrong hole size when exported to PDF.
239Some Gerber files were exported with wrong offsets.

1-Jan-2014

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7.00 New Major Release
Some of the new features and improvements include:
  • New and improved user interface.
  • Both 32- and 64-bit downloads available.
  • Gerbview is now using Unicode, and do support virtually every written language in the World; including Chinese (traditional/simplified), Korean, Japanese, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic and much more.
  • Added support for reading additional aperture formats.
  • Added support for writing PDF/A files.
  • Improved SVG exporter.
  • New feature: Create project from folder. Automatically load all files found in user selected folder.
  • New feature: Delete selected items from a Gerber file.
  • New feature: Inverted layers (powerplanes) will now be exported correctly.
  • New feature: Markup Burn-in. This feature allows you to convert a markup element to native Gerber data. This works for all markup elements: text, symbols, bardcodes, qr-codes and more.
  • New feature: Add markup symbol. Insert symbol(s) from user defined libraries.
  • New feature: Add markup QR-Code. Insert a user defined QR-code.
  • New feature: Add markup barcode. Insert a user defined barode.
  • New feature: Save loaded layers to multiple files. Sample usage would be to convert all loaded layers in RS-274D format to RS-274X files in a single batch.
  • New feature: Command line conversion.
  • And a lot more!
20-Dec-2013

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Older Updates:

Updates for version 6.xx