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Converting TAP to PDF

TAP is an image format associated to the Gerber group of extensions, which is recognized as a de facto standard in the printed circuit board (PCB) industry. Gerber images can function as input files for photoplotters that are used in PCB fabrication, containing detailed 2D descriptions of aspects such as copper layers, solder masks, silkscreens etc. TAP images contain drilling data and are created with Orcad software. The format is also known as THRUHOLE.TAP

PDF (Portable Document Format) is one of the most popular formats used for storing document files which include both text and graphics. As opposed to other formats with a similar function, PDFs can be easily transferred between different applications and different operating systems, and generally don't have a very large size. Moreover, they can offer decent image quality in a compressed format and can be secured with passwords or watermarks.

So, how to change TAP into PDF?

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 TAPs. But at the same time, it will allow you to apply a wide range of editing options.

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reaConverter is quick to download, install and launch, and you don't need to be an IT specialist in order to understand in a few minutes how it operates.

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Load TAP Files

Start reaConverter and load all the .tap files you intend to convert into .pdf 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 TAPs 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 .pdf files. You can also spend a few more moments to apply additional editing to the images prepared for conversion.

Select PDF as Output Format

Then pick the PDF 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 TAP to PDF 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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