File Extension Library

.GBS File Extension

  • Developer by: Randy Marques Consultancy
  • Category: Developer Files

What is an .GBS file?

.GBS file extension is created by Randy Marques Consultancy. .GBS has been classified as Developer Files.

.GBS is Generic Build Support Metadata File

File created by Generic Build Support (GBS), a build automation system that helps users develop software projects; contains data referenced by the GBS application that specifies different functions within the application, such as where files are exported or the general settings for system generation.

In the GBS application, there are a variety of GBS files located in different directories. One example of a GBS file is target.gbs. This file is used to associate file extensions with builders, such as compilers and linkers, for a specific target. It is located in the GBS_SYSGEN_PATH/target directory. Another example is steps.gbs, which is located in the GBS_SYS_PATH directory. This file defines the conditions and order for generating or auditing SubSystems.

NOTE: Other examples of GBS files include audit.gbs, export.gbs, flags.gbs, incs.gbs, owners.gbs, sca.gbs, scope.gbs, switch.gbs, sys.gbs, system.gbs, and tool.gbs.

List of all softwares that can open the Generic Build Support Metadata File
Randy Marques Consultancy Generic Build Support
Randy Marques Consultancy Generic Build Support
File Type 2:

Gerber Bottom Solder Mask Data File

Developer by: Ucamco Category: Data Files Format: Text

Data file created by CAD Printed Circuit Board (PCB) programs like Altium Designer; contains bottom-side solder mask data for boards with multiple layers; includes information about all the pads that need soldering to prevent solder bridging of traces and pads during production; similar to the .GTS file extension.

The name of the GBS file is derived from the name of your PCB. Therefore, if your PCB is called "MyProject," the file will be called MyProject.gbs.

Gerber format files, like GBS, are stored in RS-274X format and act similar to .PDF files. They're an exported version of the PCB layout and are meant to be viewed and referenced but not edited. They're utilized by PCB manufacturing machines to designate electrical connections between components with pads and tracks.

NOTE: The GBS format was originally developed by Gerber Systems but is now maintained by Ucamco.

List of all softwares that can open the Gerber Bottom Solder Mask Data File
Altium Designer
Autodesk EAGLE
Autodesk EAGLE
Autodesk EAGLE
File Type 3:

GameBoy Sound File

Category: Audio Files Format: Binary

GameBoy music soundtrack used by GameBoy audio players; contains an audio dump ripped directly from a game ROM or cartridge; may store multiple tracks; used for playing old GameBoy music on a computer.

List of all softwares that can open the GameBoy Sound File
Nullsoft Winamp with NEZPlug++ plug-in
Nullsoft Winamp with Meridian plug-in
Nullsoft Winamp with Chiptune plug-in
Audio Overload

How to Open .GBS file on different platforms

Open .GBS File on Windows

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

Open .GBS File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .GBS 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 .GBS File on Linux

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

Open .GBS File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .GBS 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 .GBS 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 .GBS files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .GBS files

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