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.G12 File Extension

  • Category: 3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE Files

What is an .G12 file?

.G12 file extension has been classified as 3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE Files.

.G12 is CAMtastic Mid Layer 12 gerber data file

The g12 file extension is associated with the CAMtastic application developed by Innovative CAD Software, Inc. The CAMtastic G12 file contains gerber data.

Gerber data are used by printed circuit board manufacturing machines to layout electrical connections such as traces, vias, and pads (the component footprints on the PCB). In addition, the file contains information for drilling, and milling the completed circuit board.


How to open:

Use Altium Designer to open the CAMtastic Mid Layer 12 gerber data files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .g12 file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

How to Open .G12 file on different platforms

Open .G12 File on Windows

  • Right-click a .G12
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .G12 file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .G12 files" Press "Ok"

Open .G12 File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .G12 file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .G12 File on Linux

Right click on the .G12 file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .G12 File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .G12 file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .G12 File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .G12 files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .G12 files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .G12 files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .G12 file format
  2. You need to check the .G12 file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)