Gerber files created with KiCad 5 are bigger than KiCad 4 and show incorrectly in EasyEDA viewer


For the record, both machines have the same Linux and KiCad version:

I’ll use the other machine try to generate gerber files for the original design where I found this problem and let you know what I can find with some more tests.

Thanks a lot for all of your interest.


After completely deleting KiCad 5 and reinstaling it, the gerbers I generate look correctly in the EasyEDA viewer.

I have no clue about what was causing the the drill file problem. I thought it was because of a library I had to downgrade in order to compile the KiCad code (glm), but got back to the more recent version and gerber files still look fine.

Regarding the bigger gerber file size when using KiCad 5, I got the original board created with KiCad 4, opened it with KiCad 5 and generated gerber files, they’re still bigger in almost the same proportion I mentioned in my first post, I guess I can just forget about it since the files look fine in every gerber viewer I’ve tried now.



There have been changes to way that arcs are translated to Gerber output, looking better but maybe a bigger file


Thanks for the info @davidsrsb :+1: