Software Companions - Gerber and HPGL Viewers

Tools for Viewing, Printing, Markup and Conversion 

GerbView 6 Updates

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

Version What's New Released
6.41 Maintenance Release
Fixed bugs:
  • 234 - Some circles and arcs was wrong when converting to another format (DXF/PDF).
6.July.2013

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6.40 Maintenance Release
Fixed bugs:
  • 233 - Some circles that should not be there in file from customer.
  • 232 - Wrong rotation for macro apertures in file from customer.
  • 231 - Error reading Excellon files from customer.
  • 230 - Missing gaps around pads in filled area.
  • 229 - Error drawing macro aerptures with polygons.
  • 228 - Some arcs was inverted during exporting to PDF.
8.April.2013

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6.39 Maintenance Release
Fixed bugs:
  • 226 - Wrong rotation for oblong macro aperture.
  • 225 - Some arcs added to a filled area had wrong orientation.
1.January.2013

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6.37 Maintenance Release
Fixed bugs:
  • 223 - Gerber file defined in inches was loaded with incorrect dimensions if metric units was selected in GerbView.
18.August.2012

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6.36 Maintenance Release
Fixed bugs:
  • 222 - Some macro apertures had wrong rotation.
  • A new option for enabling/disabling auto detection of Excellon files has been added. The new option is named "Detect Settings" and are disabled by default.
16.August.2012

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6.34 Maintenance Release
Fixed bugs:
  • 221 - Odd rotations in rectangular macro entities in file from customer.
28.July.2012

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6.33 Maintenance Release
Fixed bugs:
  • 220 - Conversion to PDF of files with very long file names caused GV to crash.
  • 219 - Some macro aperture entities was not supported.
  • ### - Adding many files at the same time to a workspace failed.
9.June.2012

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6.31 Maintenance Release
Fixed bugs:
  • 217 - Added support for Layo1 PCB aperture file format.
1.March.2012

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6.30 Maintenance Release
Fixed bugs:
  • 216 - Files from customer caused application error.
24.January.2012

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6.29 Maintenance Release
Fixed bugs:
  • 215 - Tango aperture data not read correctly.
  • 213 - Problems with positive/negative Gerber data in file from customer (LPD/LPC).
  • 206 - Excellon files not loaded correctly.
10.December.2011

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6.26 Maintenance Release
Fixed bug:
  • 000 - Fixed a rendering speed issue introduced in 6.24.
2.September.2011

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6.24 Maintenance Release
Fixed bugs:
  • 211 - Arcs drawn incorrectly in file from customers.
  • 210 - Solid fills displayed as horizontal lines at some zoom-levels.
  • 209 - EASY-PC aperture files not supported.
  • 208 - Missing lines and arcs in file from customer.
1.September.2011

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6.21 Maintenance Release
Fixed bugs:
  • 205 - Some pads in file from customer not displayed correctly.
Other changes:
  • Includes latest HPGL import library with several bug fixes.
7.July.2011

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6.20 Maintenance Release
Fixed bugs:
  • 203 - Error reading excellon file from customer.
8.June.2010

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6.19 Maintenance Release
Fixed bugs:
  • 202 - Added support for Seetrax aperture format.
  • ### - Latest HPGL import library with several bug fixes.
3.March.2010

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6.18 Maintenance Release
Fixed bugs:
  • 200 - File from customer not loaded correctly.
10.June.2009

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6.17 Maintenance Release
Fixed bugs:
  • 199 - Exported Gerber files contained illegal codes (%LPD% instead of %LPD*%).
11.November.2008

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6.16 Maintenance Release
Fixed bugs:
  • 198 - Added support for Gerber Cut File format.
19.October.2008

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6.15 Maintenance Release
Fixed bugs:
  • 196 - Added support for Tango Aperture format.
  • 195 - Thermal Pads from standard Gerber (274D) was not exported correctly to extended Gerber (274X).
  • 194 - Problems with displaying filled holes for Excellon files fixed.
  • 193 - Support for Gerber step & repeat instructions have been added.
20.May.2007

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6.11 Maintenance Release
Fixed bugs:
  • 191 - Panning in reference window at high zoom factor didn't work.
  • 190 - Drill file from customer was not displayed correctly.
  • 189 - A filled rectangle was incorrectly displayed as a triangle.
3.March.2007

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6.10 Maintenance Release
Fixed bugs:
  • 185 - Windows Vista compatiblity problem fixed.
  • 184 - Didn't draw thermal relief macro aperture correcty.
21.January.2007

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6.09 Maintenance Release
Fixed bugs:
  • 182 - Exporting two or more Gerber files, to a single Gerber (RS274X) file produced incorrect result.
  • 180 - Polygons with more than 16000 points were not drawn correctly.
28.November.2006

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6.07 Maintenance Release
Fixed bugs:
  • 179 - Incorrect handling of macro aperture.
  • 176 - More problems with arcs solved.
  • 174 - Problems with arcs in file from customer.
1.November.2006

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6.04 Maintenance Release
Fixed bugs:
  • 173 - Some macro apertures were not displayed correctly.
  • 172 - Some arcs that where not displayed correctly.
8.August.2006

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6.03 Maintenance Release
Fixed bugs:
  • 170 - Memory allocation error caused GerbView to crash.
Improvements:
  • RS274X writer now writes rectangular flashes.
  • Better control of layer names in Export dialog.
11.July.2006

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6.02 Maintenance Release
Fixed bugs:
  • 168 - Coordinates truncated to zero in file from customer.
06.June.2006

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6.01 Maintenance Release
Fixed bugs:
  • 167 - Gaps in angled tracks when converting to DXF format. A new and improved DXF writer solves this problem.
  • 166 - Changes in layer settings was not reflected in the information window.
03.May.2006

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6.00 New Major Release
New features and improvements:
  • New feature: Magnifier - A window that shows a magnified view of the current mouse cursor area.
  • New feature: Reference - A window that shows an overview of the whole workspace. The current displayed are is indicated in the overview. Scaling and panning can be done inside window.
  • New export format: SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics).
  • New export format: CALS Type 1. Now available in the "Save to Raster" dialog.
  • New export format: HP-RTL Raster. Now available in the "Save to Raster" dialog.
  • New feature: Merge Mode (mixed layer mode).
  • New feature: Toggle background color. A new toolbar button has been added that toggles between black, white and a custom background color.
  • Changed how "Print One Layer Per Page" works. Each layer is now centered on paper and can also be scaled with "Fit to Paper".
  • New improved DXF writer (exporter).
  • Improved support for Excellon Drill format.
  • Added support for creating password protected PDF files.
  • Added support for creating password protected DWF files.
  • Added support for LZW compressed TIF files.
  • JPEG compression rate can now be set by user.
  • New markup element: Revcloud.
  • New markup features: Bring to Front and Send to Back.
  • New markup context menu with access to markup settings.
Some of the bugs that are fixed in this version:
  • Query and snap also worked for invisible layers.
  • Gerber exporter created illegal Gerber files (LF-CR instead of CR-LF was used).
  • Now snap correctly to flashes with different height/width.
  • Gerber query now do search for flashes first, then tracks if no flash is found.
  • Added support for arc/flash/track drawing with clear polarity (LPC).
  • Aperture macro names starting with R was incorrectly handled as rectangles.
  • Problem with arcs in file from customer. The arcs where displayed as circles, but should be only small arcs.
  • Measure direct function sometimes displayed incorrect result.
  • Query and snap on all visible layers implemented.
20.April.2006

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