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Converting GBL to DXF

A GBL file contains the descriptions of the bottom copper layer of a printed circuit board (PCB) and generally functions as an input file for a photoplotter used in the fabrication of such boards. The GBL format is part of the Gerber group, which includes over 20 extensions that function as standards in the PCB industry. Similar formats include GTS, GTL and GBS.

DXF (Drawing Exchange Format) is a format associated with AutoCAD, a popular program used for computer-aided design by engineers, architects and other professionals in the field of building design and construction. The DXF format was developed in the early 1980s by Autodesk with the purpose of increasing the interoperability between AutoCAD and other CAD or advanced image design programs. It supports 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional drawings, and can be opened using a wide array of image processing programs.

So, how to change GBL into DXF?

The quick and simple way to handle your files is to get a quality piece of software, such as reaConverter. Although it is fast, this software is extremely efficient in managing a wide range of conversions. As you will soon realize, reaConverter will help you avoid spending countless hours trying to figure out how to convert GBLs. But at the same time, it will allow you to apply a wide range of editing options.

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Load GBL Files

Start reaConverter and load all the .gbl files you intend to convert into .dxf because, as opposed to most free online converters, reaConverter supports batch conversion. So you can save the time and energy you would lose with doing repetitive operations.

Select GBLs from a folder or by drag-and-dropping them directly into the reaConverter window.

Choose Output Folder

Go to the Saving options tab and decide where you want to save new .dxf files. You can also spend a few more moments to apply additional editing to the images prepared for conversion.

Select DXF as Output Format

Then pick the DXF as output format. To help you do this, a series of buttons is conveniently placed at the bottom of the reaConverter window, so you can simply press on the one you need or click Plus button to add new options.

Then simply press the Start button and your conversion will begin in no time!

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Command-line interface

Advanced users can convert GBL to DXF via command-line interface in manual or automated mode. You are welcome to contact our technical support when you have any questions about reaConverter.

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