Subject: Re: Back to Mac Gerber Viewer (solution)
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Date: Sat, 23 Nov 2002 10:24:38 -0800
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On 23 Nov 2002 18:22:03 GMT, Dennis Clark wrote:
>In sci.electronics.cad DaveC wrote:
> Getting back to the subject and away from the inevitable net trolls
>that feel its more important to be "right" than on-topic...
> I've been using a nifty new service by Advanced PCB (http://4pcb.com)
>called FreeDFM at http://www.freeDFM.com that will do checks of your gerber
>files. You zip your gerbers up (I zip up copper layers, soldermask layers
>and silkscreen layers along with the drill file). You upload them and you
>can look at the gerbers right there on the screen.
I have to wonder how this plays with proprietary NDAs for clients.
What assurance is there that the site doesn't capture or otherwise
violate proprietary interests? I would not feel comfortable uploading
client design files to some third party website.
Its fast and free but
>you have to use a IE browser, Netscrape won't work. I've been using the
>IE5.1 for the Mac and its pretty decent, better than NS 4.78 anyway.
>BTW, your printer driver must be goofed, I print my Osmond layers out all
>the time and they are the correct proper size.
>BTW, Joseph is up to beta 1.0b2 now, you should get it, its fixed several
>problems with copper floods and other mixed annoyances. Very nice package.
>: On Sat, 19 Oct 2002 22:04:51 -0700, Bob Wilson wrote
>: (in message ):
>:> Why don't you just output it in Gerber format, then view the result with GC
>:> Prevue (which is free for the download). Then, at least, you will be sure to
>:> be looking at the REAL thing, with out any possibility of errors created by
>:> some potentially buggy print driver.
>: Thanks for the suggestion, Bob. GC Preview is for PC, right? I'm searching
>: for something similar for the Mac. Anyone know of one?
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