linkCAD anyone?

Chris Kenney kenney at
Tue Nov 10 09:56:46 PST 2009

You might also try the package "LayoutEditor", which
is a nice full layout editor and handles a variety of formats.
It runs on PCs, Mac OSX, Linux, ...

I believe the older versions are available for free. The newer
version costs a modest amount, especially for academic groups.

Here are two links:


On Tue, 10 Nov 2009, Mary Tang wrote:

> Hi Larkhoon --
> Do you mean GBR (one of the Gerber file formats)?  If so, one of the two 
> desktop computers in the SNF CAD room (151) has LinkCAD (the one on the left 
> side).  There are several versions/levels of LinkCAD, but the one we have has 
> the capability to convert between the most common file formats (DXF, PS, 
> GDSII, Gerber, CIF) as well as visualize the layout.  There are certain 
> features which may require an administrative password -- just ask a staff 
> member if you need it.  Info is posted above the computer.
> Mary
> Lark-Hoon Leem wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Does anybody have a copy of linkCAD software that I can use to convert my 
>> mask design file into GVR format?
>> Many thanks,
>> Larkhoon
> -- 
> Mary X. Tang, Ph.D.
> Stanford Nanofabrication Facility
> CIS Room 136, Mail Code 4070
> Stanford, CA  94305
> (650)723-9980
> mtang at

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