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Convert PDF to Gerber and NC Drill formats

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Matt writes –

A few months ago, I had a problem — I wanted to design a printed circuit board in Adobe Illustrator, but also wanted to send it out to BatchPCB for manufacturing. Board houses require that designs be submitted in Gerber format, the creation of which generally requires special CAD software. At first I thought my only recourse would be to etch the board at home, but I did a little research and came to the conclusion that converting PDF files to Gerber format was a viable option.

After a week of Perl hacking, I had a script that would convert each layer of an uncompressed PDF 1.3 file to its corresponding Gerber and NC Drill files, ready for submission to any PCB manufacturer. The result is pdf2gerb, which you’ve found here.

Convert PDF to Gerber and NC Drill formats – Link.

2 thoughts on “Convert PDF to Gerber and NC Drill formats

  1. pls can you help me out. All my work are in ExpressPcb and i did convert it to Pdf for house etcheding but now i want the manufacturing company to do my design but they do ask for gerber file and that a problem for me. This is my mail Michealmensah21@gmail.com

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