Import Gerber files

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malennachzahlen
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Import Gerber files

Post by malennachzahlen » Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:39 pm

Hello Community!

I've got a bunch of GERBER-files from our costumer to create the panel for the pcb. Usually I'm using IDF but in this case it's not possible.
A little research showed the well known and used QCAD can handle Gerber so I gave it a try befor buying. The result
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is not as expected. :shock:
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All the radii of the outline and millings are lost. What went wrong and how can I fix this behavior?
I'm using a fresh downloaded and installed 30 days trail version of QCAD/CAM 3.24.2.0 running under Windows7.

Thanks for your help
malennachzahlen
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CVH
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Re: Import Gerber files

Post by CVH » Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:56 pm

Versuchte Datei:
Import oder Öffnen fehlgeschlagen:

>Fehler beim Importieren der Datei C: /Users/Admin/Desktop/BoardOutline.gbx
>Datei 'C: /Users/Admin/Desktop/BoardOutline.gbx' kann nicht geöffnet werden. Kein passender Importeur gefunden. Bitte überprüfen Sie das Dateiformat und die Dateierweiterung.

EDIT: Art von G-Code

Grüße
CVH


Tried file:
Import or Open fail:

>Error while importing file C:/Users/Admin/Desktop/BoardOutline.gbx
>Cannot open file 'C:/Users/Admin/Desktop/BoardOutline.gbx'. No suitable Importer found. Please check file format and extension.

EDIT: kind of G-code

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CVH
QCADpro 3.23.0.0 / win7pro 32 bit / 4GB / 1e generation i7 2.6Ghz / HDD GeForce GT 520

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Re: Import Gerber files

Post by andrew » Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:02 pm

I can confirm that in single quadrant mode (G74), arcs are not supported at this point. This might be added in a future release.

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Re: Import Gerber files

Post by CVH » Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:49 pm

I see now,
It is a CAM file format ... That Pro's can not load. Why?

It is not listed in features list.
Tought I clicked on a link to the complete list of features:
https://qcad.org/en/qcad-documentation/qcad-features
CVH
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