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ZofzPCB 3D Gerber Viewer

Take a trip around your PCB

With 3D animation that brings circuitry to life

A three dimensional journey around the workings of your printed circuit board not only provides you with the opportunity to carry out a detailed visual examination of your design, it gives others a clear understanding of what is happening within the PCB.
Download ZofzPCB Gerber Viewer now ABSOLUTELY FREE and transform you PCBs into 3D structures you can explore from within.
Great for product development, sales demos, presentations, exhibitions, trade fairs… and much more! Now includes the “PCB Rollercoaster” a screensaver!

How it works

ZofzPCB Gerber Viewer takes the Gerber file data from your CAD/CAM files along with a little additional information and transforms it into a 3D image with colours used to differentiate nets, customisable stackup dimensions and an Autopilot function that lets you sit back and enjoy the ride through your design.

See for yourself

Here is a typical 3D animation created using ZofzPCB Gerber Viewer. If you wish, you can download (wmv) fragments of the video here 1 2 3 4

Screenshots:

Program Screenshot 1 - Demo board Program Screenshot 2 - Closer view Program Screenshot 3 - Mouse wheel peel layers Program Screenshot 4 - Zoom to component detail Algorithm overview

Requirements:

  • WinXP sp3 32bit or later
  • DirectX 9 or later: Download or Web Installer
  • Pentium 4 - SSE2
  • Scroll wheel Mouse
  • Gaming level graphic hardware recommended: Nvidia GT 430 or Radeon HD 6670
  • Medium-sized PCB's: AMD Fusion (4x multisampling)
  • Small-sized PCB's: GMA 3150 (low fps, no multisampling)

FREE download of ZofzPCB Gerber Viewer (version 0.2.0012)

A word about bugs

If you encounter a bug in the program, please send details of the problem along with the Crash Report to bug@zofzpcb.com. More information on catching bugs can be found in the Help section.

External Resources

Gerber format specification & related documents:Ucamco Download Page
Gerber file format at Wikipedia: Gerber Format
Ten rules to provide perfect data for PCB production: Eurocircuits
Electronics Design Checklist Form: Hank Wallace
Gerber file check before manufacturing: edaboard
Get your PCBs made: Dangerous Prototypes
Common PCB design mistakes: EDN Network blog
See the PCB manufacturing process: Eurocircuits Video
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