Please use Extended Gerber for all your operations.
Standard Gerber is technically obsolete. If you are still using it, you are putting your business and that of your clients and business partners at a useless risk, without benefit.
Paneldiscussion about File Transfer Formats at APEX Expo 2014
Karel Tavernier explains why Gerber X2 combined with IPC-2581 is to be preferred over ODB++
Moderator: Ben Jordan, Customer Success Mgr. for Altium
Panel: Karel Tavernier, Managing Director for Ucamco; Dave Wiens, Business Development Mgr. for Mentor Graphics; Hemant Shaw, Product Marketing Dir. for Cadence Design Systems
Gerber's new attributes set to transform CAD-to-CAM communication
Press Release from Ucamco
Ucamco is delighted to present its ground-breaking second extension for the Gerber format. This offers an unequivocal standard for non-image data that is just as simple, practical and universally accessible as the well-known Gerber image data format it now supports.
Painting Pads - The scourge of CAD-to-CAM communication
Article by Karel Tavernier, published in the November issue of The PCB Magazine
Often called the “backbone of the electronics industry,” the gerber format is the easiest and most reliable image data transfer format available to PCB designers and engineers. unfortunately, this format is often used incorrectly, including one practice that PCB designers should cease immediately: painting pads and areas.
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.