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Re: New feature: support for Gerber job file.


Nice. However the file format allows for only one substrate material being specified. In RF application it is often the case that two a RF ceramic substrate for example is bonded with fr4 prepregs and cores. Seems unnecessary limiting 

Am 1. September 2017 08:48:30 MESZ schrieb jp charras <jp.charras@xxxxxxxxxx>:
>Le 31/08/2017 à 21:26, Diego Herranz a écrit :
>> Hi JP,
>> Is this something new in GerberX2? I had never seen Gerber
>jobfiles before...
>> I've given it a try (export and then load on GerbView) and seems to
>work OK, it loads every layer by
>> just loading the jobfile.
>> Any other gerber viewer which supports it to give it a try? gerbv
>> <https://sourceforge.net/projects/gerbv> doesn't seem to support it.
>> Thanks,
>> Diego
>This is a new file, and its format is not fully fixed yet.
>and is a very recent file format.
>So it is unlikely it is supported now by other Gerber viewers.
>Kicad supports this file because I was contacted by Ucamco to see if a
>job file could be supported
>by Kicad.
>So because Gerbview does not have a project config file, and the
>support of a gerber job file is a
>similar feature, I added this support.
>Note this file will be really useful when Pcbnew has a decent layer
>stack manager giving dielectric
>info, copper thickness of each layer (and a few other parameters).
>(Note also Ucamco gives me a very good technical support by testing
>files created by Kicad during
>development of new Gerber attributes, since the beginning of X2
>However, this file format does not change the plot file format.
>The job file gives extra infos that cannot be inserted in plot files.
>Gerbv does not support a job file (it unfortunately does not support
>yet the X2 format), but like a
>few other viewers, has a project config file (that contains the list of
>Gerber files to load).
>Gerbview/Pcbnew has good support of X2 features, and in Gerbview you
>can highlight a net or a
>footprint or items which have the same attribute.
>This is very useful when checking the Gerber files of a project.
>Jean-Pierre CHARRAS
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