Dear KiCAD community,
I was trying to open an .lgx file with GerbViewer yesterday. The files were between 2 kB and 20 MB in size. Since GerbViewer does not support .lgx files natively, but they are almost the same as Gerber files, I simply changed the file ending to .g. GerbViewer was able to read the files, but my computer froze when opening the big ones and it was under heavy stress (fans running high etc.). When opening exactly the same files with gerbv (another Gerber file viewer on linux), my computer had no problems at all and everything went completely smoothly. I have two questions basically:
- Would it be possible to allow GerbViewer to open .lgx files?
- Would it be possible to improve the performance of GerbViewer? I also had similar issues with GerbViewer before by opening files I created with KiCAD itself.
Looking forward to your replies,