GC-Prevue
GC-Prevue
Provided for a small charge and used by tens of thousands of circuit board designers, fabricators and assemblers, GC-Prevue is the de facto standard Gerber viewer for anyone involved in the printed circuit board supply chain. GC-Prevue reads all common CAD generated electronic manufacturing outputs including Gerber, AutoCAD DXF and DWG, Barco DPF, Excellon, Sieb and Meyer, HPGL and HPGL2.
GC-Prevue vs. GC-PrevuePlus

Use GC-Prevue for: - Verification of design data
- Quoting
- Print documentation
- Revision management
- Measuring features
Features *For network/floating license options (10 user minimum), please contact sales@graphicode.com
- 12 month single user license(s)–install on a single PC per purchased license
- 12 months of technical support provided
- AutoCAD DXF and DWG Import
Includes Measure Mode – quickly measure between entities: edge-edge, center-center, edge-center, center-edge
- Dimensioning and Markup – automatically dispaly distances. Add text and symbols. Excellent for creating drawings and documentation

Use GC-PrevuePlus for: - Editing data prior to fabrication
- Creating pick and place programs
- Creating user documentation
- Data translation between multiple formats
- Perform design rule checks
Features Includes all the features of GC-Prevue in addition to:
- Data editing–change pad/drill size, add new pads/traces/drills
- Text creation-many true type fonts included
- Gerber to DXF, DXF to Gerber translation
- Sketched Pad conversion-change drawn to flashed
- Silkscreen OCR-find reference designators and make them searchable
- ODB++ Import(cost option)
- DRC(cost option)-design rule checks
- Assembly Programming(cost option)-Create component placement files

What's new

Version 30.2 October 13

New larger working area.

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Version 30.1 April 19 2022 Read More
Version 29.2 November 4 2021 Read More
Version 29.1 March 3 2021

Support for Gerber X3
Updates to IPC356 input
Better dialog handling

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Version 28.3 November 5 2020

Support for latest DXF and DWG format
Streamlined startup

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Version 28.2 September 1 2020

Updated DFM Report function

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Version 28.1 February 28 2020 Read More
Version 27.2 October 1 2019
  • Licensing overhaul
  • Automatic Bed Size Adjustment
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Version 27.1 May 8 2019
  • Upgrade to Merge CAD centroids
  • Support for XNC format
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Version 26.3 December 4 2018

FLEX PCB panelizing
Improved Text

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Version 26.2 June 5 2018 Read More
Version 26.1 February 8 2018 Read More
Version 25.3 August 25 2017 Read More
Version 25.2 April 12 2017
  • Insert Rout Tabs
    *Measure from Grip points
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Version 25.1 January 23 2017
  • Jump to Arc Center
  • Improved C Pad algorithm
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Version 24.4 November 1 2016 Read More
Version 24.3 July 28 2016
  • Remove Material
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Version 24.2 April 25 2016 Read More
Version 24.1 January 5 2016 Read More
Version 23.4 October 26 2015
  • Convert off-angle pads to Oblongs
  • Additional Plugin utilities
  • Printing Enhancements
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Version 23.3 July 30 2015
  • Adaptive Etch Compensation
  • Step Graduation pattern creation
  • Identify Copper Updates
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Version 23.2 April 24 2015

*Stencil Editing
*Rounding Corners
*Network File locking
*QR Codes

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Version 23.1 January 20 2015
  • Integrated Stencil Creation *
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Version 22.4 October 21 2014
  • Virtual to Real copies
  • Reassign Part Datum points
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Version 22.3 July 11 2014

Gerber X2 Support
Select based on attributes
Auto update layer properties

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Version 22.2 April 18 2014

Input of IPC 2581A format supported

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Version 22.1 January 22 2014
  • PADS ASCII Import
  • Selection within an area
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Version 21.4 October 10 2013

DXF Step and Repeat support
EMF file output

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Version 21.3 July 18 2013

*More Undo for Editing functions

  • Added Redo function
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Version 21.2 April 17 2013
  • Panelization tool
  • Support for AutoCAD 2013
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Version 21.1 January 10 2013
  • 64 bit Build released
  • Dimensioning and Markup
  • Enhanced Measure
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Version 20.4 October 15 2012
  • Additional automation tools
  • Easier and clearer demo process
  • Compatibility between 32bit and 64bit
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Version 20.3 July 17 2012
  • Copper Balancing added
  • New automation tools
  • 64 bit build into Beta
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Version 20.2 April 18 2012
  • RS-274X import
  • On Line Help Updated
  • Fixed various customer reported issues
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Version 20.1 January 17 2012
  • Reordering Data streamlined
  • Fixed various customer reported issues
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Version 19.4 September 28 2011
  • New Licensing
  • New GraphiCode Flex Server
  • Streamlined Trial version
  • Fixed various customer reported issues
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Version 19.3 July 22 2011 Read More
Version 19.2 April 14 2011 Read More
Version 19.1 January 11 2011 Read More
Version 18.4 October 5 2010 Read More
Version 18.3 July 8 2010 Read More
Version 18.2 April 5 2010 Read More
Version 18.1 January 22 2010 Read More
Version 17.4 October 9 2009 Read More