With the 3-month joint efforts of PCB engineers and programming engineers, NextPCB launches the online Gerber Viewer Pro, which will obtain and input the parameters of your PCB automatically online, up to 99% accuracy. Just a click, Gerber Viewer will save time for filling in so much data. Besides, it can be used to check whether the file is correct at any time before payment.
How to use:
1. First, go to the PCB Instant Quote page, then, you need to click the "Add Gerber File" or "Online Gerber Viewer Pro" button to upload your Gerber File (Gerber RS 274-x), Gerber Viewer will obtain the parameters in your file quickly (of course, the reading speed depends on the content of your file), and give a basic analysis of the parameters.
Tips: You need to confirm your file twice to ensure that the parameters you filled in are accurate.
2. Click the "Gerber Viewer" button to view the parameters of the board in the file, you can quickly check whether your file is wrong, which helps save your time.
On which NextPCB pages can I use Gerber Viewer?
After you upload the file, you can also view the content in your order list of My Account, just slide your mouse to the PCB picture, you can enter the page of Gerber Viewer.
So how does this feature differ from the former one?
Online Gerber Viewer Pro
As you can see, this tool is suitable for most customers who want to get PCBs delivered quickly, and can automatically obtain Gerber file parameters, automatically input the circuit board size, board layer, minimum hole length, and line width. Currently, it only accepts .rar or .zip, the maximum is 40M. As expected, it saves your time for filling in tedious data.
Standard PCB Instant Quote
The standard version of the PCB pricing page is more suitable for more complex and more detailed demanding PCB circuit boards. The selected parameters will be more accurate and meet your needs.
The automatic function of obtaining Gerber file parameters can make your uploading process and quotation faster. This function is not only convenient but also saves you time. You do not have to manually fill in the parameters one by one on the instant quote page. Of course, NextPCB team also needs to upgrade and optimize constantly, and launch a more mature version to meet the diverse needs of more customers.