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GerbView 7 beta 2 is now available for download:

GerbView 7 home page:

Changes since Beta 1:
  • Added markup burn-in feature. You can now use markup to add items to a Gerber file. This can be text, symbols, barcodes or other information.
  • Added more markup elements: Barcode, QR, Symbol Library and Polyline.
  • Added a Delete Item function for Gerber files. You can select a rectangle and all items inside that rectangle will be deleted.
  • Added Gerber layer color setup dialog.
  • Added command line conversion. See below.
  • Several fixes and other minor enhancements.
Documentation is still not updated.

Command line conversion parameter:
gerbview.exe /c format inputfile outputfile bitsperpixel dpi
Convert the file named "inputfile" to a file of the given "format" named "outputfile".
For raster formats (e.g.: TIFF, JPEG etc) you can specify bitsperpixel : 1,8 or 24.
Valid options for format are:
- BMP (Windows Bitmap)
- CALS (CALS Type 1 CCITT-G4 Raster Format)
- CGM (Computer Graphics Metafile)
- DWF (Drawing Web Format)
- DXF (AutoDesk Drawing Exchange Format)
- EMF (Windows Enhanced Metafile)
- GBR (Gerber RS274X)
- JPEG (JFIF Compliant)
- PCX (Paintbrush Format)
- PDF (Acrobat PDF)
- PDFRASTER (Acrobat PDF raster).
- PNG (Portable Network Graphics)
- PS (Adobe Postscript)
- SVG (Scalable Vector Format)
- TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)
- WMF (Windows Metafile)

Sample command lines:

Convert a plot file to PDF:
gerbview.exe /c PDF test.plt test.pdf
Convert a gerber file to TIFF using 1 bits per pixel (monochrome) and 200 DPI (dots per inch):
gerbview.exe/c TIFF test.gbx test.tif 1 200
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