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  1. Hi,

    I used gerbmerge some months ago, with gerbersfrom KiCAD, and it worked fine (except an incompatibility with the “mask silkscreen on pad” – Sorry, I dont know the exact english label – option in KiCad, wich must be unchecked).

    Anyway, this is a command line tool, and his configuration file is not so simple, but I find it very useful

  2. Gerbmerge works well, but its configuration file parser is… primitive. For example, tabs in the .def file will cause the parser to fail with no clear error message. I use it, because once you get used to its quirks, it’s a fast and straightforward to maintain a consistent panelization even when you change elements of the underlying design. The has enabled me to reduce the cost of some revisions by re-using the stencil.

  3. I’ve never seen this bug, but I know there is a patch to apply, depending on what you want to do with. Searching the web for “gerbmerge patch” will give you all informations needed.

    But I agree, once it is well configured/patched/”workarounded”, this tool simply rocks

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