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Freeware for PCB Designers and Electrical Engineers



GCPrevue


First and foremost is GC-Prevue, a great and FREE Gerber file viewer for Windows 95 through XP and 7. Our Streamlined PCB Design methods feature GC-Prevue from Graphicode.:



GC-Prevue Click to download GC Prevue for Windows XP or 7.
You'll fill out a registration form and then be able to download the latest version.

We have a tutorial for GCPrevue Version 13 on how to make assembly drawings plots from Gerber files.
Legacy GCPrevue version 8

eDrawings Viewer



For viewing AutoCAD® DXF and DWG drawings, you can use the free

eDrawings Viewer (EModelViewer.exe)



If you don't have SolidWorks®, AutoCAD® or other mechanical drawing package, get the Viewer, not the Publisher. The publisher requires a mechanical drawing package installed locally to function.

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Legacy GCPrevue version 8

If you need upward compatibility for an older, legacy GCPrevue file (DOS version or Windows 95 or 98, which has the extension .pwk instead of the newer .gwk), you can download legacy GCPrevue Version 8 (gcpvw812.zip - 4.7 Mb) courtesy of Golden Gate Graphics.

We also have a free GC Prevue Version 8 tutorial on how to use the legacy version of this great program. Our legacy GC-Prevue Version 8 tutorial also includes how to check for mechanical correctness, organize your Gerber data and make assembly drawing plots from Gerber files

Golden Gate Graphics resides in Aurora, a suburb of Denver located in the middle of the Rocky Mountain Front-Range High-Tech Corridor , which includes the following Colorado cities from south to north:
Fountain, Colorado Springs, Monument, Palmer Lake, Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Centennial, Englewood, Littleton, Aurora, Denver, Golden, Boulder, Niwot, Longmont, Loveland, Ft. Collins and Greeley.