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The Gerber Out function is used to create a set of data files on disk in RS-274-D (sometimes incorrectly referred to as RS-274-X) format for subsequent plotting by a Gerber photo plotter.

When you select this function, a dialog box will appear for the specification of the desired output data files.

An aperture list (wheel) is automatically created by the program before the Gerber output files are written.


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Silk:
The Silk tab defines the configuration of the output data files that will be used to create the silk screen for the production of the board.

Top Silk Screen
This group controls the creation of the Gerber file of the silk screening layer for the top side of the circuit board. This layer normally contains outlines of the components as well as reference designators for them. Once considered to be an unnecessary luxury, silk screening is now a standard part of the circuit board manufacturing process.

Bottom Silk Screen
This group controls the creation of the Gerber file of the silk screening layer for the bottom side of the circuit board. This layer normally contains outlines of the surface mount components that will be placed on the bottom side of the board as well through hole chips and connectors that are to be inserted from the bottom side of the board. Bottom side silk screening is not considered necessary for single sided boards.

Related functions:

Printer Out

Isolation Output