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    Gerber file format requirement

    I have a question about the Gerber file format for PCB prototype. The CAD program I am using is a DOS version and generates Gerber files in the RS-274-D format. However, ALLPCB require the Gerber files in the RS-274-X format. How can I convert the gerber files format from RS-274-D to RS-274-X?

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    Re: Gerber file format requirement

    Hi,

    The gerber format is an open format, thus the description should be freely available.

    Why didn't you do a simple internet search?
    Even wikipedia has a good description and links to the specification.
    There couldn't be a better source of information than the specification.

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    Re: Gerber file format requirement

    You start by dumping the DOS program and get something from at least the early 2000's. The difference between RS-274-D and RS-274-X, is that the -D version requires an aperature table that must be manually input by the vendor. The -X version has the aperatures embedded in the encoding. It is easy to see why ANY PCB manufacturer would balk at any -D encoded Gerber set.



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    Re: Gerber file format requirement

    Or you could import the -D gerbersand apeture list into a CAM package that can then output as -X version again.
    Your problem is finding that program now.
    Please do not PM me questions that are better asked in the PCB forum :)



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    Re: Gerber file format requirement

    thanks for you guys, I have fixed the problem. I am waiting for my PCBs. It have finished and in transit.



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