Electronic – DRC tool for Gerber files


Do you know any tools which perform design rule checking for Gerber files of PCB and are suitable for using in batch mode on a remote server? Something similar to what BatchPCB or FreeDFM uses (I asked BatchPCB but they haven't answered yet.)

Best Answer

DRC is a rules-based software that requires maintenance to latest IEC design specs. These change annually, so don't expect too much from a free DRC checker unless you are doing old technology.

Also beware that the requirements of pick and place, reflow/wave solder, and hand solder change all the rules.

You might be able to afford this: http://wssi.com/gerbtool/