GBR (Gerber File)

The GBR Data file format

GBR or Gerber files are used to create designs for printed circuit boards (PCB). The format is the industry standard to create the PCBs. GBR files are processed by PCB manufacturing machines. These machines take the information stored in the GBR file to construct the design of the PCB.

Technical details of GBR files

Since GBR files are used by PCB manufacturing machines, they contain all information needed by the machine to construct a printed circuit board. This includes instructions about the board specific milling and drilling. Information about the electrical connections is also included in the GBR file.

More information about the GBR file format

File extension .gbr
File category Data
Associated programs Altium Designer (Windows)
Artwork Conversion GBR2DXF (Windows)
gEDA (Mac & Linux)
Gerbv (Windows, Mac & Linux)
GraphiCode GC-Prevue (Windows)
PentaLogix ViewMate (Windows)
Pentalogix ViewMaster (Windows)
PTC Creo View Express (Windows)
Useful links More information about the GBR file format
Developer Ucamco