PCB Gerber File is generated from the pcb design and it is an open format which defines the pcb manufacturing details.
After generating Gerber of the PCB design, it is recommended to check the gerber file using a stand alone Gerber viewer to see if there are any issues in the Gerber files.
But, the question is which tool to use?
Various Gerber tools available in the market are listed below (I have used GC Preview or Gerb Tool in the past)
|Standalone Tools||Approx Cost?|
|Graphicode GC preview||50$ 400$ 700$ PA|
|Viewmate||Free 95$ 495$|
|Gerber Logix||107 Euro|
|DFM NOW||Free / Paid|
|Free Gerber Viewer on Cloud|
|Online Gerber Viewer|