PCB Gerber File


Step1 : General Tab Settings

a) In an active PCB document, click File » Fabrication Outputs » Gerber Files.
Gerber File Step One
b) Select “inches” & format “2.5”, then click “layers”.

Step2 : Layers Tab Settings

a) For example: My board is 4 layer board, so I choose:
  • Top Overlay
  • Top Paste
  • Top Solder
  • Top Layer
  • Mid-layer1
  • Mid-layer2
  • Bottom Layer
  • Bottom Solder
  • Bottom Paste
  • Bottom Overlay
  • Mechancial-13
  • Keep-out Layer
Gerber File Step Two

b) Then click Ok. The output CAMtastic1.cam will be generated immediately upon clicking OK in the dialog. We can save as the file under the desired Geber file directory for PCB manufacturing.

c) Gerber files should be inside a .rar or.zip archive with standard file extensions.

Extension Layer
*.GTO Top Overlay (Top Silkscreen)
*.GTP Top Paste
*.GTS Top Soldermask
*.GTL Top Layer
*.G1 Mid-Layer1
*.G2 Mid-Layer2
*.GTL Bottom Layer
*.GBS Bottom Soldermask
*.GBP Bottom Paste
*.GBO Bottom Overlay (Bottom Silkscreen)
*.GM13 Mechanical Layer
*.GKO Keep Out (Board Outline)

Step 3 : Gerber File Archive

a) Open CAM Editor.
Gerber File Step Three
b) Also, in the CAMtastic window, we can check the Gerber files one by one.

Step 4 : Gerber File Generating

a) In an active Cam document, click File » Export » Gerber
Gerber File Step Four One
b) The output Gerber files will be generated immediately upon clicking OK in the dialog.
Gerber File Step Four One

Step 5 : NC Drill File Generating

a) In an active PCB document, click File » Fabrication Outputs » NC drill Files.
Gerber File Step Five One
b) Selecting “Generate separate NC Drill files for plated & non-plated holes”, then clicking “ok”.
Gerber File Step Five Two
c) click “ok”, Camtastic2.cam is generated. Save the file under the Gerber file directory.
Gerber File Step Five Three
d) Then, all the Gerber files are under the Gerber directory. And it can be sent for PCB Manufacturing.

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If you still have question in Generating the Gerber files, or you use other software and do not know how to save the Gerber files, feel free to contact us.