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Gerber Netlist goes live with KiCad

Gerber Netlist goes live with KiCad

Earlier this year, a draft specification for netlist and component attributes in Gerber X2 was published by Karel Tavernier on the Ucamco website. Today KiCad announces that it is the first vendor to implement this feature into its CAD software. 

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New attributes include the CAD netlist (component-pin-net) in Gerber

A few months ago Karel Tavernier published a first draft specification on the Ucamco website for review and comment by the Gerber user community. This input led to the publication of a number of revisions. This public revision process is now closed and the specification is now final and can be used. The text will be merged with the main specification in an upcoming revision.

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PentaLogix implements Gerber X2 in ViewMate and CAMMaster

PentaLogix announces the completion of its Gerber X2 inut and output. Working closely with Ucamco, the developer of the Gerber format, PentaLogix has successfully implemented Gerber X2. The output has been fully verified by Ucamco, who confirm it conforms to the X2 specification.

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Gerber中CAD网表建议

Karel Tavernier makes a proposal to integrate CAD Netlist 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 Nested S&R Draft Version 11 Released

The Gerber Nested S&R Draft has been updated to version 11
The new SN statement has been retracted because the set of AB/LM/LR/LS commands is now so general and powerful that SN is not needed anymore. The draft document and a new example can be download from our website. Feedback is always welcome.

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