Gerber nested step & repeat – final call for comments
Ucamco proposes extending the Gerber format to make it more efficient in handling fabrication and assembly panels. In August 2015 Ucamco published a draft specification at www.ucamco.com, for review and comment by the Gerber community before the spec is cast in concrete. We received thoughtful feedback on the draft specification from the user community which we incorporated in successive revisions of the draft. We stand now at revision 8. It is significantly extended compared to the original. Viewers of the earlier drafts may want to have a look at revisions 8.
Ucamco feels revision 8 is ready for incorporation in the spec. However, it will be kept in draft form for 2-3 more months. If Gerber is important to you please be pro-active review the draft carefully, and see how this would work for you. By doing this you will help yourself and the whole Gerber user community. Once the draft is incorporated in the specification, it is too late - one can only uselessly complain.
Karel Tavernier makes a proposal to integrate nested step & repeats of pcb data 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.
Number One Systems has announced the successful integration of Gerber X2 in Easy-PC 19. Working closely with Ucamco Number One Systems has successfully implemented Gerber X2. The output has been fully verified by Ucamco, who confirm it conforms to the X2 specification.