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Ucamco has published a new revision of the Gerber Layer Format Specification.
The formal grammar of the complete language, in an Extended Backus-Naur Form, is now integrated in the specification. Furthermore, the G74 arc mode and moiré primitive were deprecated. An investigation of a representative sample of 10,000 recent files revealed that these constructs were very rarely used, and the same result can easily be achieved by the remaining often used constructs. It is our constant aim to keep the language as simple as possible, and eliminate superfluous elements.
You will find the full specification via Ucamco.com.
Ucamco NV is the market leader in PCB CAM and Pre-CAM software, laser photoplotters and direct imaging systems, with a global network of sales and support centers. Headquartered in Ghent, Belgium, Ucamco has over 35 years of ongoing experience in developing and supporting leading-edge photoplotters and front-end tooling solutions for the global PCB industry. Key to this success is the company’s uncompromising pursuit of engineering excellence in all its products. Ucamco also owns the IP rights on the Gerber File Format through its acquisition of Gerber Systems Corp. (1998).