What is a .GBS File And How To Open It – Ucamco (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .gbs extension, but you have never seen this extension before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .gbs file extension and how to open it.

What is a .GBS file?

The file extension .GBS is from Gerber Bottom Solder Mask Data File.This file extension was developed by Ucamco. This data related file is in text format.

What to know

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

How to open a .GBS file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .GBS file on your operating system/device.

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

The .gbs file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Altium Designer and Autodesk EAGLE software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .GBS 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .GBS file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .gbs file 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 .GBS file

2. The second step is locating 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: 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. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .GBS file on Linux

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .gbs file on Linux in 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 .GBS file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “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. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .GBS file?

If you are still unable to open the .GBS file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .GBS file.gbs – GameBoy Sound File, .gbs – Randy Marques Consultancy, .gbs – Aonyx Software. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

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