I seem to recall attending a seminar back in 1993
where Dieter Bergman of the IPC was frustrated that
the industry had not stopped using Gerber when the
IPC-D-350 that he had personally helped developed
was "far Superior".  I believe that GenCAM is the
direct descendant of IPC-D-350.

Steve Smith
Product Engineer
Staco Energy Products Co.
Web Site: www.stacoenergy.com


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew J Jenkins [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2001 1:19 PM
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] file formats for PCB manufacturers
> 
> 
> On 08:30 AM 7/19/2001 -0400, Jeff Adolphs wrote:
> >...
> >The IPC speaker was clearly frustrated that Gerber is still 
> used when they
> >have
> >created must better software (IPC calls the software GenCAM 2001).
> 
> Hmm...Is that because it's a better format, or because the 
> IPC speaker is the author of this new standard?
> 
> Inquiring minds...
> 
> aj

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