File Extension Library


.GBW File Extension

  • Developer by: Software Companions
  • Category: Settings, options, themes or skins Files

What is an .GBW file?

.GBW file extension is created by Software Companions. .GBW has been classified as Settings, options, themes or skins Files.

.GBW is Gerbview workspace data

The gbw file extension is mainly related to Gerbview, a program specially designed for viewing, converting and printing of various gerber files.

The gbw file contains workspace, saved by the user. Contains lists, settings, layouts and more.


How to open:

You can open and work with these files in Gerbview.

How to convert:

This file type probably cannot be converted. However files it lists can be exported like usual.

How to Open .GBW file on different platforms

Open .GBW File on Windows

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

Open .GBW File on Mac

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

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

Open .GBW File on iPhone

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

How to fix problems with .GBW files

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