Couple of days ago, I found a very good 3D viewer software for PCB’s called ZofzPCB.

It creates very good looking 3D views of PCBs from GERBER files. It is also FREE. :)

You may manually or automatically (I haven’t tried it yet.) add stack-up of your PCB with copper, soldermask, silckscreen layers, drills, board outlines and prepregs. Then it will create 3D view your PCB. Of course model doesn’t have parts on it.

I tried it with 2 different boards. One is a 5×5 cm 2-layer board. I created a 3D view for this board on a i7 machine. It took few seconds to create a 3D view. The second one is 10 x 20 xm 10-layer board. This time, I used a i5 machine with only on-board, cheap graphics card, not a high-end machine, and it took 3-4 minutes to create 3D view. But once you create 3D view, you may save your model and reopen it in ZofZPCB without importing GERBERs anymore. Importing is needed for only once.

Features That I Like

Features That I Love

Features That I Will Like

Thank you Rafal Powierski for that great tool. Here is a video that shows all features of ZofzPCB: