What is a .GBO File And How To Open It – Ucamco (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .gbo extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .gbo file extension and how to open it.

What is a .GBO file?

The .GBO file extension is from Gerber Bottom Overlay Data File. It was developed by Ucamco. This file belongs to the text format and it is a data related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .gbo file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .GBO file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .GBO file on various operating systems.

How to open a .GBO file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .gbo file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Altium Designer and Autodesk EAGLE software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .GBO file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Altium Designer software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .GBO file on Mac

The .gbo file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the Autodesk EAGLE software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .GBO file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Autodesk EAGLE software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .GBO file on Linux

To open the .gbo file on Linux, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Autodesk EAGLE software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .GBO file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Autodesk EAGLE software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .GBO file?

If you are still unable to open the .GBO file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .GBO file.gbp – Ucamco, .gbp – Genie-Soft, .gbproj – Apple, .gbr – Ucamco, .gbr – GIMP. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .GBO file with the Altium Designer, Autodesk EAGLE programs on Windows, Autodesk EAGLE program on Mac and Autodesk EAGLE software on Linux.