Article by Karel Tavernier, published in Printed Circuit Design & Fab
The latest extension to the age-old format describes layer structures, features and functions.
Output and read by every PCB design and engineering system in the world, the Gerber format is the de facto standard for one of the industry’s most delicate, critically important processes: CAD-to-CAM data transfer. Simple yet powerful, Gerber is an image description language that permits complex designs to be described completely and accurately in an unequivocal one-file/one-layer format. The format uses a structure that can be read by machines and humans.