Gerber Editor ViewMate Pro

ViewMate Pro

With over 25 years of experience Pentalogix gives you the 10 reasons that separate ViewMate PRO from the rest:

1.- Import and export AutoCAD DXF files

You can now use ViewMate Pro to view and edit DXF files. For example, if a board outline is provided as a DXF file, it can be imported into ViewMate Pro. It can then be used to generate the needed fabrication files and also processed using Smart DFM. Users can also export any Gerber layer to a DXF file.

DXF to Gerber

Sometimes fab drawings are in DXF because the PCB was not designed in a PCB CAD system, but in AutoCAD

Gerber to DXF

This can be useful for editing Gerber data in AutoCAD, which may have more sophisticated geometrical tools than most CAM systems.

Edit Gerber data in AutoCAD

2.- Stencil module. It allows generation of stencil shapes from PCB (Gerber) data

  • Import and export multiple PCB data formats (Gerber, DPF, NC drill)
  • Import and merge multiple aperture list formats
Stencil Module

3.- Automatic layer to layer comparison

You can easily find changes in revisions of the same design. You can make sure after editing that the copper geometry of the layer has not changed.

Layer to Layer comparison

4.- Ability to select electrically connected elements

One can click on location in a layer and Pro will compute everything that is electrically connected to it going through the other layers as well, using drill and via layers to determine connectivity. All connected elements will be highlighted so that they can be visually inspected.

5.- Import netlist files (IPC-356A)

After import, netlist connectivity can be inspected in the main view using net names.

6.- Select duplicate or covered elements

For cleanup of PCB data.

7.- Sorting holes in drill layers

By proximity or using serpentine sort. This optimizes drill data prior to export and can result in large time savings while producing the board.

8.- Compute the copper area of layers

One can click on location in a layer and Pro will compute everything that is electrically connected to it going through the other layers as well, using drill and via layers to determine connectivity. All connected elements will be highlighted so that they can be visually inspected.

9.- Clip silkscreen layers

They don't overlap with copper on the corresponding circuit layer.

10.- Create soldermaks layers

From drill or padmaster layers

PCB questions
If you have any questions, please let us know at support@pentalogix.com