How to Download and Use GC-PrevuePlus, the Ultimate Gerber Viewer
If you are involved in the printed circuit board (PCB) supply chain, you know how important it is to have a reliable and powerful Gerber viewer. Gerber files are the standard format for PCB design data, and they contain all the information needed to fabricate and assemble your boards. But not all Gerber viewers are created equal. Some are slow, buggy, or limited in features. That's why you need GC-PrevuePlus, the ultimate Gerber viewer from GraphiCode.
GC-PrevuePlus is a software application that allows you to view, edit, verify, and translate PCB design data in various formats, including Gerber, AutoCAD DXF and DWG, ODB++, IPC-356, and more. With GC-PrevuePlus, you can:
Verify your design data before sending it to fabrication or assembly
Edit your data to make changes or fix errors
Create text, symbols, dimensions, and markup annotations
Convert between different data formats
Perform design rule checks (DRC) to ensure quality and compliance
Create component placement files for pick and place machines
Generate reports and documentation for your projects
GC-PrevuePlus is designed to reduce manufacturing production expenses and enhance productivity. It has a user-friendly interface, a fast and accurate rendering engine, and a rich set of features that are unmatched in the industry. Whether you are a PCB designer, fabricator, assembler, or tester, GC-PrevuePlus will help you streamline your workflow and achieve better results.
How to Download GC-PrevuePlus
If you want to try GC-PrevuePlus for yourself, you can download a free trial version from GraphiCode's website[^1^]. You can choose between a 32-bit or a 64-bit version depending on your system requirements. The trial version is fully functional for 30 days and includes technical support.
To download GC-PrevuePlus, you need to fill out a simple form with your name, email address, company name, and country. GraphiCode will send you an email with directions to download the software shortly after you submit the form.
If you decide to purchase GC-PrevuePlus after the trial period expires, you can do so online or by contacting GraphiCode's sales team. You can choose between a single user license or a network/floating license for multiple users. You can also purchase optional modules for ODB++ import, DRC, and assembly programming.
How to Use GC-PrevuePlus
Once you have downloaded and installed GC-PrevuePlus on your computer, you can start using it right away. The software has a simple and intuitive interface that lets you access all the functions from the main menu or the toolbar. You can also use keyboard shortcuts for faster operation.
To open a file in GC-PrevuePlus, you can use the File > Open command or drag and drop the file into the main window. You can open multiple files at once and view them in separate tabs or windows. You can also merge different files into one project using the File > Merge command.
To view your file in GC-PrevuePlus, you can use the View menu or the toolbar buttons to zoom in or out, pan, rotate, flip, mirror, or fit the image to the window. You can also change the display settings such as colors, layers, fills, outlines, grids, rulers, crosshairs, etc. using the Options menu or the toolbar buttons.
To edit your file in GC-PrevuePlus, you can use the Edit menu or the toolbar buttons to select, move, copy, paste, delete, undo, redo, group, ungroup,
or align objects. You can also use the Tools menu or the toolbar buttons to create new objects such as pads,
or markup annotations. You can modify the properties of any object using the Properties dialog box or the toolbar buttons.