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Convert gerber rs-274X to gerber rs-274D

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Hello,
I want do convert new version of gerber file rs274X to the older one RS274D cause we have a glaser machine that does not accept the newer version.
If we can't, is there a maneer to get RS274D gerber from dxf or other format?
I really need RS274D gerber
Thx a lot
 

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Hi,

There is one tool called "Gerbtool" come along with Cadence layout plus. You can make use of that and import the present gerber and export the gerber's t required format. I have not tried but there is option.

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Thx for your quick answer.
But Is there a freeware or a trial version of a software which can do that?
 

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if it is a small file you can open rs-274X in wordpad and manually edit it into rs-274D format and save.

sample Format of rs-274D . It reads D-code 11 ,12 are available at following XY locations
D11*
X1785250Y2173980D02*
X1796650Y2177730D01*
X1785250Y2181480D01*
X1796650Y2184580D02*
D12*
X3421095Y1407208D02*
X3422388Y1406150D01*
M02
 

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If you do it manualy the header for the RS-274X is used to create the apperture table. The format can be found here, it also has a section on the D format as well. It provides enough info to do the cnage manually. Off the top of my head, I dont think there is a free Gerber Viewer that does what you want, but I may be wrong, but on another forum we looked into free gerber viewers and what you can do with them.
https://www.ucamco.com/public/Gerber_RS-274X_Format_Specification_201012.pdf
 

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Ignore the above spam post - dmf now cannot do this unless you pay for the advanced version. [Moderator note - the spam has been removed so this comment refers to an invisible post]

I am sure that there are some Gerber Viewers out there that will do this.

GC-Prevue is not able to export also.

Search this forum for other gerber viewers.
 

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