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Saturday, 23 Nov 2019

About GraphiCode

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  • To provide fundamentally better ways to prepare, analyze, and communicate data for electronics manufacturing.
  • To offer products and services that provide competitive advantages in speed and accuracy.
  • To help our customers build closer relationships with their customers.


GraphiCode is located near Seattle, Washington, USA. The Seattle area is home to some of the world's largest and most innovative software and Internet companies. Companies like Microsoft and Amazon attract the people, practices, and capital necessary to create high-quality products.


GraphiCode was founded in 1986 and has been dealing with PCB data ever since. Based in the beautiful Pacific Northwest we are dedicated to providing our customers with software that accomplishes more than they expect. It is GraphiCode's belief that customers deserve outstanding products, outstanding support and outstanding integrity and we strive to deliver all three at all times. GraphiCode has long provided innovative solutions to problems including developing GC-Prevue back in 1987 (a free Gerber Viewer), GC-Place in 1992 (the first assembly tool to utilize Gerber data), and the GC-PowerPlatform (a single platform for Design-Fabrication-Assembly-Test) in 2001. "Many GraphiCode innovations have been copied by competitors and we take great pleasure in this. It is nice to know that your thinking was correct and that your approach is valid - imitation is indeed the sincerest form of flattery. Of course we will also readily admit that we have our own fair share of "well it seemed like a good idea at the time features and functions but if you're always driven to improve there are bound to be some wrong turns."

"Our products are all based on a single codebase because who wants to write code more than once? However, this does provide us the ability to fix problems reported by users worldwide, using products in multiple languages, and from across the spectrum of PCB design, manufacturing and assembly. And because we work doubly hard four times a year to release a new version customers don't have to wait very long to receive the latest and greatest."

Graphicode's products run on Windows (including Vista, believe it or not) but not Linux or Unix. "We could run on a Mac but you'd have to have the Intel processor and install Windows. We know this is annoying to a few customers and we apologize but we are based near Seattle and felt like supporting the local OS manufacturer (and yes, we drink a lot of coffee too)".

Graphicode's current customer base spans the entire range of electronics companies but if you wish to use our products in some other industry then be our guest (just make sure to tell us). Major OEMs, contract and in-house designers, printed circuit board fabricators, assemblers, and testers all rely on GraphiCode products in many different ways.