Revision 2016.11 allows to include the CAD netlist to Gerber files and offers several text improvements and clarifications The document is developed by Karel Tavernier. Jean-Pierre Charras provided essential input on the CAD netlist, and further remarks by Remco Poelstra and Wim De Greve were included. KiCad is the first software vendor to implement support for the new netlist attributes.
Earlier this year, a draft specification for netlist and component attributes in Gerber X2 was published by Karel Tavernier on the Ucamco website. Today KiCad announces that it is the first vendor to implement this feature into its CAD software.
A few months ago Karel Tavernier published a first draft specification on the Ucamco website for review and comment by the Gerber user community. This input led to the publication of a number of revisions. This public revision process is now closed and the specification is now final and can be used. The text will be merged with the main specification in an upcoming revision.
PentaLogix announces the completion of its Gerber X2 inut and output. Working closely with Ucamco, the developer of the Gerber format, PentaLogix has successfully implemented Gerber X2. The output has been fully verified by Ucamco, who confirm it conforms to the X2 specification.