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Gerber Data Format

Gerbers are a version of G-CODE Data Format commonly used in the manufacture of PCBs.

From a sample file, we can see the definition of a series of "apatures" with the %ADD command, followed by a number (must be 10 or higher) then a shape letter, comma, size, etc... The shapes are:


Later in the file, the D15 command references the first line shown above, %ADD15R,0.080X0.013*% where a rectangle 0.08 by 0.013 inches is defined. It then move the location to 10.402, 8.651 using the X and Y letters and the D02 (move cursor) command. On the next line, the D03 command exposes the D15 appature at that location.


Appatures can also be used to draw lines. Here, the D16 appature is used at a starting point set with the D02 command, but then it is "stroked" to the next point via the D01 command.


See also:

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