Is there a way to save the settings from one GerbView session to the next? After loading in 10 or more Gerber files, setting up the display order, and adjusting colors to my liking I’d like to come back to the same setup on the next time I use the program.
Or, is there some way for GerbView to automagically recognize and load a set of Gerbers after I “Plot” them from PCBNew? At least that would save some trips through the file selection menus.
I looked through the menus and “Help” documentation and these features don’t seem to be there, but perhaps the information is hidden or not obvious to my tri-focaled eyes. I always visually inspect the Gerbers after I finish a layout to make sure the fab house will see a layout the same way I see it, and often times before it’s complete to make sure I’m getting the results I want in some tricky or uncommon layout situation. The no-charge gEDA tool “gerbv” ( http://gerbv.geda-project.org/ ) allows you to define and save a “project”, and load the whole set of files, in the desired order, and with your preferred color scheme, in a single operation. Between these two programs I don’t know if one hogs more computer resources than the other, or if one renders Gerber files more accurately than the other, but “gerbv” seems to be more user friendly!