Autodesk Eagle v8.6 supports Gerber X2

Here is a quote from the release announcement:

We’re excited to announce support for the latest evolution in Gerber format standards, Gerber X2, in the new CAM Processor. Gerber X2 is becoming the standard in nearly every manufacturing house. If you aren’t using this file format, then it’s time to talk with your manufacturer.  The benefits abound. Just to name a few:

  • Gerber X2 includes layer stack definition information built-in. Now you don’t have to draw up yet another legend describing your intended layer stackup or layer functions for your manufacturer.
  • Gerber X2 includes Drill files. Now you don’t have to keep track of separate Gerber and Excellon files; they’re all included together.
  • Gerber X2 includes new attributes. Now that circle pad on your layout isn’t just a pad; it’s a pad in a BGA Land pattern. This provides a whole new dimension of design intent to your manufacturer.

The full release announcement can be found using this link

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Ucamco releases Integr8tor v2017.12

Gent, Belgium – December 18, 2017 – Ucamco is delighted to announce that the latest generation of Integr8tor is now available for download. Building on the unrivalled Integr8tor platform, v2017.12 brings a raft of new and improved functionality that delivers increased throughput, quality and yields to every aspect of PCB manufacture.

Among some of its most outstanding new features, v2017.12 includes an impressive series of additions to Checkpoint, Integr8tor's capability-based graphical DfM review tool. Now, at the click of a mouse, operators in sales and engineering can step through and locate over 20 different types of advanced design features on any given board, including drilled BGA pads, via-in-pad SMD locations, stacked vias and via holes with different-sized solder mask openings. 

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Major update for Ucamco's Reference Gerber Viewer

Ucamco, owner of the Gerber Format, released version 1.5 of its online Reference Gerber Viewer.  New features are : multilayer support, improved security and support for nesting blocks commands.

The Reference Gerber Viewer can be found at
The full Release notes can be found on the Downloads page.

Update of Gerber File Format documents

Karel Tavernier has updated the following Gerber documents:
The Gerber File Format Specification was updated to revision 2017.11
The proposal to include fabrication data into the Gerber Format was updated to revision 2017.10
Both documents can be found on the Downloads page
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Ucamco shows innovations at Productronica

Highlights at the Ucamco booth

* Multi Job Panelizer - Ucamco's market-leading tool for pooling PCBs cost-effectively
* Integr8tor - Pre-production workflow automation that brings Sales, Engineering and CAM under the same roof...
* Communic8tor - Revolutionary cloud communication platform for the electronics industry...
* YELO - Powerful automatic adjustments of PCB layout 

Ledia Direct Imager - Japanese UV-LED based DI  with more than 410 installations in daily production. Find out why its full automatic inter-head calibration assures the highest quality & reliability in the market.

See you in Hall B3, stand 425

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