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Proposal for fabrication documentation in Gerber

Karel Tavernier makes a proposal to integrate fabrication documentation info into the Gerber format and invites the Gerber community to review and comment on the details of the new feature before it is cast in concrete and incorporated into the specification.

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Gerber X2 at the Embedded World Exhibition

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Proteus Design Suite v8.6 supports Gerber X2

Labcenter Electronics, a leading UK based EDA software company, announces the completion of its support for Gerber X2 in Proteus Design Suite. The output has been fully verified by Ucamco, who confirm it conforms to the X2 specification.

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Cuprum implements powerful new Gerber tools

With the new Nested Step and Repeat commands, it is no longer necessary to save multiple copies of PCB data, making panelisation files smaller, easier and faster to handle and process. 

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Major revision of the Gerber File Format Specification

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.

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