Product Matrix

GC-Prevue GC-PrevuePlus GC-CAM Edit GC-PowerStation GC-PowerPlace
  Import Gerber
  Import DPF and Fire 9000
  Import NC Info
  Import HPGL
  Aperture Convertor
  GraphiCode GWK / CWK / XWK
  Merge Multiple Jobs
  Import DXF or DWG
To help you make the right decision when it comes to purchasing our product please consult our matrix tool or call GraphiCode's sales department at (360) 282-4888 x2


  • Gerber (RS-274-D) and (RS-274-X)
  • DPF and JOB (Barco)
  • HPGL
  • Excellon
  • EDIF 4 0 0
  • FIRE/Autoplot
  • Emma
  • Sieb & Meyer
  • AutoCAD - DXF, DWG
  • Orbotech Back Up (OBU)
  • ODB++

GC-PowerStation A New Way to Look at CAM


  • Full CAM Station
  • Programs plotters, drill machines, testers
  • Powerful contour based DFM
  • Robust editing allows quick panelization including venting, thieving and coupons
  • ODB++ import option


  • DFM Analysis With over 60 DFM checks, finding issues with signal layers, soldermasks, silkscreen, and plane layers is thorough and accurate. More powerful than simple pass/fail results, many checks distinguish between critical and potential errors. Parameters can be saved for repeat use thus cutting down setup times. Automatic fixing of certain errors can occur with built-in verification to ensure new errors are not created. Multiple DFM Analysis results can be stored and analysis can be performed on partial areas of the board as required.
  • Graphical Netlist Compare Comparison of a Gerber extracted netlist and an IPC-D-356 netlist can be performed. Differences are categorized by Open, Short, Missing or Extra and graphically highlighted on screen. A common user interface is used to display DFM errors and Netlist Comparison errors to aid usability. Netlist comparison can also occur between two Gerber netlists allowing a sanity check of data before and after editing.
  • Advanced Editing Tools Pad Shaving, Soldermask Adjustments and Silkscreen Clipping are just some of the advanced editing tools included as standard. The powerful editing tools allow yield enhancement to be performed quickly and effectively. Contour based netlist extraction is fast and accurate - providing Bare Board Test information including accessibility.
  • Advanced Stencil Editing (Cost Option) The Advanced Stencil Editing option provides users with several efficient stencil editing solutions, including pad splitting, "C" pad creation, heel and toe edits, and automatic pad adjustment for pad-pitch manipulation.


  • Bare-board fabrication
  • Bare-board test preparation
  • Design proofing
  • Design modification
  • Photo-plot artwork generation
  • Sales quoting


The Design for Manufacturability (DFM) engine searches for fabrication issues and discovers areas where yields may be increased. GraphiCode's Contour Technology produces fast and accurate results for the most complex board designs, including composite data.

GC-PowerStation enhances PCB yield by using a series of built-in intelligent features. A prime example concerns solder masks. A solder mask may easily be created through editing commands but GC-PowerStation goes beyond the basics to improve the quality of the solder mask.

Using the "Enhance Solder Mask" function, GC-PowerStation prevents solder bridging by increasing masks in areas where pads are so close to nearby tracks that their copper would be exposed with specified mask tolerances. "Enhance Solder Mask" and other automated features effortlessly bring new quality and enhanced yield to the fabrication process.


GC-PowerStation couples simplicity with flexibility. The user interface is customizable-presenting the information you need exactly where you want to see it. Multiple views, customize hotkeys, and toolbars allow full user control over the interface. You can even create new functionality with GraphiCode's GC-BASIC programming language.


GC-PowerStation excels at netlist extraction and test point selection. Applying GraphiCode's proprietary Contour Technology, GC-PowerStation succeeds where other CAM Software falters. Using GC-PowerStation, composite layers, sketched data, and multiple ground planes may be extracted with ease. Netlist output files include IPC-D-350 and IPC-D-356(A) along with direct machine formats.


GC-PowerStation delivers performance and features unmatched in the industry. It also reduces manufacturing production expenses. GC-PowerStation runs on the desktop PC platform, eliminating the need to run expensive and difficult to use workstations. And GC-PowerStation's off-line verification capabilities ensure efficient workflow to manufacturing equipment.


Engineered to process large files, GC-PowerStation dramatically increases turnaround on even the most complex jobs. GC-PowerStation also works smarter. A powerful scripting capability automates repetitive tasks and standard operations to bring new efficiencies to your process.

What’s New

Version 21.2

November 2021