About PCB Tools

PCB Tools provides a set of utilities for visualizing and working with PCB design files in a variety of formats. The design files are generally referred to as Gerber files. This is a generic term that may refer to RS-274X (Gerber), ODB++ , or Excellon files. These file formats are used by the CNC equipment used to manufacutre PCBs.

PCB Tools currently supports the following file formats:

  • Gerber (RS-274X)
  • Excellon

with planned support for IPC-2581, ODB++ and more.

Image Rendering

Rendering Example

The PCB Tools module provides tools to visualize PCBs and export images in a variety of formats, including SVG and PNG.

Future Plans

We are working on adding the following features to PCB Tools:

  • Design Rules Checking
  • Editing
  • Panelization