From: Dennis Clark
Subject: Back to Mac Gerber Viewer (solution)
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Date: 23 Nov 2002 18:22:03 GMT
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. 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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