Ucamco has released the finalversion of the Gerber X3 specification. Gerber X3 includes component information in Gerber data.
Gerber X3 will revolutionize the way component information held in CAD is transferred to EMS and assembly companies. It will become the new de facto standard due to its compatibility with existing workflows and ease of implementation.
The new standard is needed to:
visualize the component placement to check for errors and set up the assembly,
generate the manufacturing tools, such as the paste stencils and the pick and place machine programs,