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Postby vm_user » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:58 am

Hello I would like to know how is it possible to look up components in a gerber file.

Thx
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Re: Search component

Postby marius » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:35 pm

Gerber files do not contain component information. They are purely geometric files intended for generating board images.
If you import from ODB++ you may get component info, although it is not always the case. The component info will be attached to elements (usually pads) using ViewMate custom properties. These can then be used for queries.
However, if you have Gerber as input, there will be no component info.
A new version of the Gerber format has been proposed (X2), which has extra info (I am not sure about component), but ViewMate does not support it yet.
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