Additional Unisoft software details on new and updated features:

  

    - ASSEMBLY DOCUMENTS - Edit multiple assembly step numbers and text option
    - ASSEMBLY DOCUMENTS - Kitting Labels Wizard
    - ASSEMBLY DOCUMENTS - Photos or any annotation to background on the display
    - ASSEMBLY DOCUMENTS - Printing Assembling Process Documents multiple format options
    - BOM - Cross-check Bill of Materials (BOM)
    - BOM - DO NOT INSTALL (DNI) Reference Designators
    - BOM - BOM File Comparison
    - BOM - BOM import into Sequence field option
    - BOM - BOM only importing option
    - BOM - Editing BOM data
    - BOM - Export standardized BOM files to Part Sourcing, MRP and ERP software
    - BOM - Importing Your BOM Files Wizard
    - COMPONENT PROPERTIES - Changing SMD
to THD and vice versa
 
  - COMPONENT PROPERTIES - Changing TOP to Bottom and vice versa
    - DISPLAY - Labels Plus Toggle menu
    - DISPLAY - Units displayed in inches and millimeters
    - DISPLAY - Unoverlap Components
    - IMPORTING CAD ETC. - Smart Open CAD file importing Wizard
 
  - IMPORTING GERBER - Gerber Preview thumbnail importer
    - IMPORTING GERBER - Importing Gerber layers on top of your CAD or XYR data
    - IMPORTING X/Y CENTER - Importing X/Y Center, Rotation file Wizard
    - INSPECTION - Smart Color Inspection tool menu
   
- MENUS & SPLASH PAGE - Customize the Menus and Splash Page templates option
    - MACHINE PROGRAMMING - Include/Exclude part number Operations menu
    - MACHINE PROGRAMMING - Make Point feature
    - MACHINE PROGRAMMING - Modify Rotation by Part Number menu
    - NETLIST - Netlist window and blinking of all pins on the selected net
    - QUALITY - Solder Joint Count - Defect Per Million Operations (DPMO) Report menu
    - QUOTING - Assembly Cost by Component Span Report for Quoting templates menu
    - QUOTING - Library - Assembly or Parts Cost by Part Number Report templates menu
    - WEB Browser - Launch Browser hyperlink

Please contact us for free training on these new features.



PLEASE NOTE:  All current Unisoft Pronto software modules with a current licence have the basic features of ProntoVIEW-MARKUP (www.unisoft-cim.com/pcbview.htm) and with an up to date license contract you can utilize any of the following features.  Please contact Unisoft for free training on how to use these features.

            - Create process assembly aid documentation sheets quickly.   
            - Create kitting labels.
            - Fast 1st article inspection.
            - Assembly & parts cost estimation reports to aid job quotations, etc.
            - Report of the total solder joint count for Defect Per Million Operations (DPMO).
            - Export a standardized BOM for Part Sourcing, MRP, ERP, etc.
            - Free production floor PC Board viewer for your assembly  department, general inspection,
               test departments, repair & rework areas, design group, etc.   Aids PCB  troubleshooting technicians
               to find components, pins, finds shorted traces, schematic hot linked to the assembly, etc. Distribute
               the free viewer to vendors & customers for better communications.
               Menus can be modified or removed for a simplified user interface for production floor use.
            - Importing of all virtually all CAD, Gerber and BOM file formats
              (
http://www.unisoft-cim.com/importers.htm ). 



We have added and enhanced importing support to translate the latest CAD and BOM systems such as ODB++, GenCAM/A3P, Gencad, Gerber, Fabmaster, Orcad, Allegro, Mentor Graphics, PADS, PCAD, Protel and many other CAD systems. 


Many new machine outputs have been added.  Also existing Assembly, AOI Inspection, ATE TEST, Selective Soldering, etc. software modules have been enhanced to better program this equipment.   Enhancements have been added to make it easier to create assembly process documents, kitting labels, 1st article inspection, etc. 

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BOM File Comparison


Bill Of Materials (BOM) comparisons can be done quickly using the Unisoft software. By comparing the two files changes made between revisions can be identified.  The total time to compared 2 BOM files is typically 1 to 2 minutes. The brief procedure below assumes you have some previous working knowledge of the software. We are available any time to go online and review this software feature with you.

 
TO USE: 
For BOM comparisons import the first BOM file to be compared and export out a standardized BOM file from the software. Clear the BOM information and import the second BOM to be compared and export out a standardized BOM file. The output the Unisoft software creates is a very consistent BOM file that has the same format everytime which aids in the accurate quick comparison of the two BOM files.

 

BOM-COMPARISON

  

You have a choice of either exporting a standardized BOM by reference designator or by part number. For BOM comparisons we recommend using "Sort by reference designator".


BOM-Comparison-Bill-of-Materials-compare-for-PCB

 

Next open the two exported BOM files in any of the many file compare programs available. There are many free file compare programs and below we have used a free open source program call Winmerge ( http://www.winmerge.org/ ).  As you can see in the figure below BOM 1 is compared with BOM 2 and everything that's changed is indicated for example C16 below has a new part number, C18 has been removed, C188 has been added, C20B has been added and C27 has an added alternate part number.

 



A few compare programs that are free:

            - http://www.winmerge.org/
           
- http://www.kdiff3.sourceforge.net/
            - http://www.prestosoft.com/edp_examdiff.asp

 

The Unisoft software also does additional BOM cross-check and BOM clean-up. The software automatically detects and lists duplicate components, components in BOM and not in CAD and components without part numbers "Do Not Install Components". This cross-checking for errors and inconsistencies is done automatically when the BOM file is imported along with either a CAD, Gerber or X/Y Rotation file. Click  cross-check the Bill of Materials (BOM)   to find out more.
 


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COMPONENT PROPERTIES - Changing SMD to THD & vice versa

It is possible to change a component type from SMD to THD or vice versa on the PC board. There are 2 common methods to achieve this and they are outlined below.


Method 1 - Editing the Object Properties:

CHANGING COMPONENT PROPERTIES FROM THRU-HOLE TO SURFACE MOUNT: It is possible to change the properties of a device from Thru Hole to Surface Mount or vice versa on the PC board by editing the object properties. 

To use: To do this first select the device or devices you wish to change (Note to quickly select all components within a part number click EDIT then FIND and click the PART# tab and select the part number to be changed and click OK.). Since Next click EDIT then PROPERTIES and the Object Properties window will be displayed.  Click the DETAILS tab and at the bottom you will see Surface Mount and when that box is checked it is a Surface Mount when it's not it's a Thru Hole device type. Toggle to the desired state and click OK to save.

 

 
Note: Multiple components can be selected at the same time and changed however they must be the same part number and shape.

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Method 2 - Edit the .FBA file component type indicator:

CHANGING A COMPONENT TYPE FROM SMD to THD & VICE VERSA IN THE .FBA FILE: In certain cases it may be quicker to export a .FBA file and edit the component type indicator in that file and then reimport the .FBA . An example of when it may be faster to do it using this method would be if on a PCB you wanted all the components changed from THD to SMD. Then in this case you can simply change all the THD markers in the .FBA file to SMD markers with a search/replace and then reimport the edited .FBA file into the Unisoft software.


To Use:
Click the EXPORT CAD menu at the top of the Unisoft software and then click EXPORT STANDARD CAD FILE [.FBA] and save the .FBA file. 


Open the .FBA file just created with any text editor, for example Microsoft Notepad. 

Below is an example of a .FBA file. I
n the .FBA file created the "S" that has been highlighted in red at the end of the line indicates SMD if it is present and THD if it is not. So via search/replace or other editing means you can either add or remove the "S" depending upon what you're trying to achieve.  When the editing is complete re-import the .FBA file into the Unisoft software.

415 - $$$20692 R116 1 X 1.643 Y 1.872 T S
414 - $$$20407 R116 2 X 1.568 Y 1.872 T S
342 - $$$13162 C217 2 X 1.175 Y 2.760 T 
336 - $$$13156 C217 1 X 1.175 Y 2.694 T 
491 - $$$30490 R118 1 X 0.980 Y 3.654 B S
497 - $$$30496 R118 2 X 0.980 Y 3.720 B S
368 - $$$16722 R119 1 X 0.915 Y 3.654 B S
491 - $$$30490 R119 2 X 0.915 Y 3.720 B S



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COMPONENT PROPERTIES - Changing TOP & BOTTOM

It is possible to change a component location from the Top to the Bottom of the PC board or vice versa. There are 2 common methods to achieve this and they are outlined below.


Method 1 - Editing the Object Properties:

Changing a component to the opposite surface top or bottom:
 To do this first select the device or devices you wish to change. Next click EDIT then PROPERTIES and the Object Properties window will be displayed.  Click the DETAILS tab and at the bottom you will see Bottom Side and when that box is checked that component is on the bottom of the PC board when it's not it's on the top of the PC board. Toggle to the desired state and click OK to save it.


Note: Multiple components can be selected at the same time and changed however they must be the same part number and shape.


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Method 2 - Edit the .FBA file surface indicator:

CHANGING A COMPONENT TO THE OPPOSITE SURFACE TOP OR BOTTOM: In certain cases it may be quicker to export a .FBA file and edit the surface indicator in that file and then reimport the .FBA . An example of when it may be faster to do it using this method would be if on a PCB you wanted all the components on the bottom moved to the topside. Then in this case you can simply change all the bottom markers in the .FBA file to top side markers with a search/replace and then reimport the editted .FBA file into the Unisoft software.


To Use:
Click the EXPORT CAD menu at the top of the Unisoft software and then click EXPORT STANDARD CAD FILE [.FBA] and save the .FBA file. 

 


Open the .FBA file just created with any text editor, for example Microsoft Notepad. 

Below is an example of a .FBA file. The T and B highlighted in red indicate the top and bottom surface mount markers.  In this file components R116 and R117 the surface marker is T so they are on the top side and for R118 and R119 the surface marker is B so they are on the bottom side.

415 - $$$20692 R116 1 X 1.643 Y 1.872 T S
414 - $$$20407 R116 2 X 1.568 Y 1.872 T S
342 - $$$13162 R117 2 X 1.175 Y 2.760 T S
336 - $$$13156 R117 1 X 1.175 Y 2.694 T S
491 - $$$30490 R118 1 X 0.980 Y 3.654 B S
497 - $$$30496 R118 2 X 0.980 Y 3.720 B S
368 - $$$16722 R119 1 X 0.915 Y 3.654 B S
491 - $$$30490 R119 2 X 0.915 Y 3.720 B S


If we wished to have the components R118 and R119 flipped to the top side then we would edit the field marker via search/replace or other editing means for those components changing B to a T as in the example below.  When the editing is complete re-import the .FBA file into the Unisoft software.

415 - $$$20692 R116 1 X 1.643 Y 1.872 T S
414 - $$$20407 R116 2 X 1.568 Y 1.872 T S
342 - $$$13162 R117 2 X 1.175 Y 2.760 T S
336 - $$$13156 R117 1 X 1.175 Y 2.694 T S
491 - $$$30490 R118 1 X 0.980 Y 3.654 T S
497 - $$$30496 R118 2 X 0.980 Y 3.720 T S
368 - $$$16722 R119 1 X 0.915 Y 3.654 T S
491 - $$$30490 R119 2 X 0.915 Y 3.720 T S


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Launch Browser Hyperlink


For any part number on the PC board you can launch the browser to open a webpage or file on your hard drive or shared drive.  Open virtually any document such as HTML, Adobe PDF, MS Word, MS Excel, text, etc.  For example you may want to link the part number to your process assembly instructions, specification data sheets, test procedures, inspection procedures, purchasing procedures, assembly cost or parts cost documents, etc. 


TO USE:  To launch the browser and the hyperlink from the Smart Color window double-click any part number that has a link in the OPERATION field.

            



Then click the LAUNCH BROWSER button on the EDIT STEP, OPERATION, AND/OR SEQUENCE window and the link will be launched in your browser.

                                 





CREATING HYPERLINKS:  There are two ways to insert a hyperlink into the OPERATION field for a part number, either manually or automatically via the operations .OPR library.

To insert a hyperlink manually from the Smart Color window double-click the part number that you wish to insert or edit a hyperlink for. 

               


Next in the OPERATIONS field insert the hyperlink.

                                          




To insert a hyperlink automatically via the operations .OPR library first prepare the OPR operations library file. This is a very simple ASCII file that contains the part number followed by a tab then followed by the hyperlink you want inserted into the OPERATIONS field. The file extension is normally .OPR however you can use any extension you desire. You can create as many .OPR operations library files as you desire. For example one each for process assembly instructions, specification data sheets, test procedures, inspection procedures, purchasing procedures, assembly cost or parts cost documents, etc.  Below is an example of a .OPR operations library file.


               


To import the operations .OPR library file you have created click EDIT then BOM then IMPORT LIBRARY (.OPR) and a new window will appear. In the window navigate to the operations OPR library file you created and select it then click OPEN and then CLOSE. The OPERATION fields on your PC board will now have the hyperlinks.

         BEFORE:

                    

          AFTER:

                    



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Cross-checking the Bill of Materials (BOM)


Cross-checking and cleaning up the Bill of Materials (BOM) is critically important for Contract and OEM manufacturers for fast and accurate New Product Introduction (NPI).

The Unisoft software aids in BOM cross-check and cleanup by matching the assembly PCB data file(s) to the BOM data file.  The first step is to import the assembly which can be either the CAD file or Gerber file or XY center rotation file. The second step is to import the BOM data file.  At this point you now have several ways to cross-check and cleanup the BOM and you can use as many of them that follows as you desire: 


1)  Cross-check any Warnings or Errors in the report file created when the BOM is imported into the Unisoft software.

 REPORT EXAMPLE:

         Warning:  Refdes 'U7B' in BOM but not in CAD.
         Warning:  Duplicate BOM for REFDES 'U5'.


2)  Cross-check using the summary data in the report file created when the BOM is imported into the Unisoft software.

REPORT EXAMPLE:

         Totals:   27 part numbers

                          303 components have part numbers
                          11 components do not have part numbers


3) Cross-checking the "Do Not Install" components in the report file created when the BOM is imported into the Unisoft software. The "Do Not Install" components are components that were in the assembly PCB data file but where not matched up when the BOM data was imported. So basically they are components without part numbers.

REPORT EXAMPLE:  

                          4 components do not have part numbers

     ------------------------

    C1               Has no part number   Top side       SMD
    C10             Has no part number    Bot side       SMD
    C11             Has no part number    Bot side       SMD
    C2               Has no part number    Top side      SMD


 

4) Cross-check by matching Quantities for each part number listed in the BOM file against the Quantities of each component per part number the Unisoft software calculates.  

In the picture below the first two part numbers have quantities that match. For the third part number the Unisoft calculated in the field "N" that the quantity of components that have that part number  395422-01-9 is 7 and the Quantities for that part number indicated in the original BOM file says 8 and since they do not match this needs to be checked.
 

  pc board assembly process documents

  

To setup the Unisoft BOM importer to check for the above do the following: 

1) The "N" field is created automatically so there is no setup needed for this field. 

2) To list the quantity in the BOM file in the Unisoft display go to the BOM IMPORTER template. Next put the field number this data is located in the BOM file in any one of the 4 user fields (user1 to user4). In the picture of the BOM IMPORTER template below we have indicated that the Quantity in the BOM file is located in field number "3" and we wish the Unisoft software to display that data in the user field "USER1".  The "USER FIELD NAMES" are optional and any text inserted there will be the title of the USERx field in the display. So from the picture below the text "Qty in BOM file" will be displayed at the top of the "USER1" field.
 

 
 

5) If you wish you can cross-check all the components without part numbers (Do Not Install Components) by blinking them on the display. To do this from the Smart Color window click the  BLINK NO P/N  button in the lower right of the display.
 



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DO NOT INSTALL (DNI) Reference Designators


The Unisoft software identifies DO NOT INSTALL (DNI) Reference Designators that are in the Bill Of Material (BOM) or not in the BOM.

DNI-Do-not-install-bom 

 

Also you can identify DNI components from the Unisoft software by using color, printing and by blinking them on the display.

  

DNI information links: 

            Go to  http://www.unisoft-cim.com/bom-dni-importing.html  for more information on "DO NOT INSTALL Reference Designators that are in the Bill Of Material                (BOM) or not in the BOM".   

            Go to  http://www.unisoft-cim.com/dni-components.html  for more information on how to identify, color, print and blink DNI components.



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NETLIST window and blinking of all pins on the selected net

Easier drill down to component pins, trace runs and schematic.  Display NETLISTS quickly using the "NET INFORMATION" window that displays the NET NAME of the selected component and pin and all the other pins on the net. The trace run of the selected net is highlighted and all pins on the net blink. If the schematic view is displayed then the net chosen is shown. The user can then select any one of the other pins on the net in the NET INFORMATION box. The result is the NET INFORMATION window will update to the new selected pin and the selected trace highlighted will update also. If the schematic view is displayed then that view will refresh too.
 

Netlist schematic linked to PCB assembly


 

TO USE:  To use the feature either select any pin on the assembly or enter a component and pin (example u3.2) in the FIND window.



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                                        Gerber Preview thumbnail importer

Import Gerber files easier and quicker with the new Gerber Connection Preview thumbnail import feature. 


 

 

 

TO USE:  (Note below are a few screenshots to give an overview understanding of the Gerber Preview thumbnail import feature.  For full details please refer to the ProntoGERBER-CONNECTION quick start manual located at   http://www.unisoft-cim.com/gerber-connection_download.htm  then go to the section "STEP 2 - QUICK START TUTORIAL MANUAL:" on that webpage.).

1) Bringing in the gerber layers.

Click FILE from the main menu, then click SMART OPEN, from the dialog box displayed select the directory DATA-FILES  (note it will either be located in the directory  c:\program files\unisoft\data-files    or c:\program files (x86)\unisoft\data-files ) .  Click OK.

 

 

 

 

The following window will be displayed. Scroll down the window until you see the file "sample-gerber.ger" and click on that file to select it. Click OK.

 

 

 

The following window will be displayed.

 

 

 

 

Next put a check mark in the box to the left of  "Add sample-gerber.ger to list of files to be imported".

 

 

(Bringing in additional layers:  Note for this demonstration we are importing only one gerber layer file. The software can also import additional gerber layers such a silk screen to provide added information and detail. For example to add a TOP Silk Screen layer go to the top of the screen above and click the thumbnail of the silkscreen gerber file you wish to import. Next put a check mark in the box to the left of "Add sample-gerber.ger to list of files to be imported". Next select the layer type as TOP SILK.

 

 

Repeat this process for any additional layers that need to be added.)

 

 

 

 

Next click IMPORT FILES.

 

 

 

The following confirmation window will be displayed.  Click YES.     

 

 

 

The top of the PC board is now displayed.

 

 


 

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Customize the Menus and Splash Page

Customize your menus and splash page.  You can customize the menus displayed and this is useful when the software is used in various departments on your production floor.  For example for personnel performing PC Board inspection with the free Unisoft PCB viewer software you can simplify its use by removing the menus that are not necessary in that department.  You can also add custom Splash Page text that will be displayed when the software is first started such as "UNISOFT VIEWER FOR USE IN THE INSPECTION DEPARTMENT". 

TIP: A recommendation if the Unisoft PCB viewer is used on the production floor is to remove the SAVE and SAVE AS menus that are located on the FILE menu so that production floor personnel will be unable to overwrite your "golden" .F2B file.
To remove the SAVE and SAVE AS menu items from the FILE menu insert the following text in the MARKUP.INI file. More details below.

[TailoredMenus]
File|Save=N
File|Save As...=N



Below is a brief explanation of how to customize the Menus and Splash Page.
Please contact Unisoft if you need additional details on how to use this feature.

Before:


 

After: 

 

TO USE:  All menus with the exception of FILE, VIEW and SHOW can be modified or removed. To modify the MENUS go to the MARKUP.INI file located in the WINDOWS directory. Then under the   [TailoredMenus]   section insert the menu control you wish.  Below are examples:

To remove for example the    Quote/Quality   menu insert the following in the MARKUP.INI file.

[TailoredMenus]
Quote/Quality=N
 


Before:

After:

 

To remove for example the sub-menu   Parts Cost   under the    Quote/Quality   menu insert the following in the MARKUP.INI file.

[TailoredMenus]
Quote/Quality|Parts Cost=N


Before:

After:

 

Note 1: If the  [TailoredMenus]  section is not in your MARKUP.INI file you can manually insert it at the top of the file.

Note 2: If after editing the MARKUP.INI file in the Windows directory you don't see any change in the software display then on certain computers you may need to also copy the MARKUP.INI you just edited in to the   VirtualStore    directory. The  VirtualStore  directory for  Windows  which is usually located in a path similar to the following   c:\Users\xxxx\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Windows and copy the file there and overwrite any existing file. 

Test to see if it displays ok.

Note 3: If you are still having difficulty and the software menu(s) are not changing on the display then try the following. First copy the MARKUP.INI in the WINDOWS directory to your desktop. Then from your desktop open the MARKUP.INI and edit in your  [TailoredMenus]  section as desired and save the file. Next copy the  MARKUP.INI file on your desktop back to your WINDOWS directory and overwrite the file already there. Next copy the  MARKUP.INI file on your desktop back to your VirtualStore  directory for  Windows  which is usually located in a path similar to the following   c:\Users\xxxx\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Windows   and copy the file there and overwrite any existing file.

 


Custom Splash Screen:

 

TO USE: To modify the SPLASH page go to the MARKUP.INI file located in the WINDOWS directory. Then under the   [TailoredMenus]   section insert   SplashText=INSPECTION STATION VIEWER  .  Below is an example:

[TailoredMenus]
SplashText=INSPECTION STATION VIEWER

 

Result:


 

Note 1: If the  [TailoredMenus]  section is not in your MARKUP.INI file you can manually insert it at the top of the file.

Note 2: If after editing the MARKUP.INI file in the Windows directory you don't see any change in the software display then on certain computers you may need to also copy the MARKUP.INI you just edited in to the   VirtualStore    directory. The  VirtualStore  directory for  Windows  which is usually located in a path similar to the following   c:\Users\xxxx\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Windows and copy the file there and overwrite any existing file. 

Test to see if it displays ok.

Note 3: If you are still having difficulty and the software menu(s) are not changing on the display then try the following. First copy the MARKUP.INI in the WINDOWS directory to your desktop. Then from your desktop open the MARKUP.INI and edit in your  [TailoredMenus]  section as desired and save the file. Next copy the  MARKUP.INI file on your desktop back to your WINDOWS directory and overwrite the file already there. Next copy the  MARKUP.INI file on your desktop back to your VirtualStore  directory for  Windows  which is usually located in a path similar to the following   c:\Users\xxxx\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Windows   and copy the file there and overwrite any existing file.

 


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Make Point

MAKE POINT allows the creation of a 1 pin component anywhere on the display. The MAKE POINT feature will make a new single pin component anywhere you choose and the resultant name and pin will be COMPXXXXYYYY.1 where XXXX is the X coordinate of where the new component pin is located and YYYY is the Y coordinate of where the new component pin is located.

The MAKE POINT feature maybe use for a number of reasons and a common one is when making an assembly program there may not be a clear fiducial mark to use as a reference point when creating the Pick & Place assembly program. So MAKE POINT can be used in place of the fiducial and then that component and pin made with MAKE POINT can be used as the reference point of the Pick & Place assembly program. Additionally if desired the component and pin made with MAKE POINT can be reset to be the new 0,0 of the board.



TO USE THE  "MAKE POINT"  FEATURE:  Click EDIT from the main menu then click MAKE POINT.

PCB COMPONENT PIN


On the display click the location of the new component and single pin and the window below opens. The X and Y coordinates can be edited if needed. Click OK.

PCB COMPONENT ELECTRONICS


The new single pin component is displayed.

PCB COMPONENT PIN PC BOARD


If you wish to change the name of the Make Point created to another such as FID1 then you can remove the component and then rename it. For details goto http://www.unisoft-cim.com/gerber-connection_download.htm#removing_a_component .

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Modify Rotation by Part Number

The  MODIFY ROTATION BY PART NUMBER  window allows you to modify the rotation of a part number created in the machine output file. For example you may need to flip 2 pin polarized components such as diodes and LEDs 180 degrees.  The rotation change is in the output file only and does not affect the displayed PCB. You can save the rotation modification information in the library so that when that part number is seen again on another design the Operation note displayed will indicate a rotation modification is needed and then it can be implemented quickly, for example:  391-521-02-0        Flip 180 diode reversed - Mydata / Mycronic insert.
 


TO USE THE  "MODIFY ROTATION BY PART NUMBER"  FEATURE:  The window above will automatically be displayed when generating machine output files. Click just to the right of the 0 under the Rotation field for the part number you wish to change and add the rotation you wish. Note the rotation is added to the existing rotation so for example adding 90 degrees to a component at 180 degrees results in 270 degrees in the output file. The rotation change is in the output file only and does not affect the displayed PCB.
 

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SMART COLOR INSPECTION

The Smart Color inspection feature has been enhanced and allows quick inspection by blinking by part numbers and checking off the inspected components on the top, bottom or both surfaces.

 



 

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BOM import into Sequence field

You can now import the Sequence field from your BOM or other file into the Unisoft software. The Sequence field is a number that is used normally to indicate the order of insertion on electronics components that a being inserted using the aid of a manual insertion assembly machine such as the Contact Systems CS400 series.

TO USE:  Use the standard BOM importing window in the Unisoft software and indicate to the right of the Sequence field the number of the field in which Sequence data is located in the  BOM or other file you are importing.
 




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Edit multiple assembly step numbers and text

Change multiple assembly operation step numbers and operation text.

TO USE:  To change multiple assembly operation step numbers and/or the operation text open the Smart Color window by clicking ASSEMBLY SHEETS/1ST ARTICLE at the top of the display.  Next select OPEN SMART COLOR OPERATIONS and the Smart Color window is displayed at the bottom.  Select the multiple rows you wish to change by using the standard Windows method of either CTRL select or SHIFT select and a blue arrow to the left of the Part Number field will indicate the selected part number rows. 

 

 

Next while over one of the selected rows right click the mouse and in the new window displayed change the assembly operation STEP number and/or the OPERATION text and click OK and the Smart Color window is updated. 
 

 



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Labels Plus Toggle menu

PC board component labels of various types can be displayed.  This information is displayed under the component reference designator. You can display information such as part number, device type, pins, assembly instruction and step number, BOM information, etc. To use this feature click the LABELS icon at the top of the display.

 




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BOM only Importing

Now you can import all types of Bill of Material (BOM) formats without importing CAD or Gerber component data.  The BOM-only data can then be  exported to normalized standard BOM formats that can then be utilized by your other manufacturing software systems such as Part Sourcing, MRP, ERP, etc.  

TO USE:  Import a BOM file into the Unisoft without first importing a CAD file. The following window is displayed.


Click YES and the BOM is imported. 
This BOM data can now be exported to normalized standard BOM formats by clicking TOOLS from the main menu then click "Export Standard BOM file".   



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Editing BOM data

You can edit the Bill of Material (BOM) information for a component that you've previously imported into the Unisoft software.  Information such as part number and description can be modified.

TO USE:  First select the component.to be edited then click EDIT from the main menu then PROPERTIES and go to the DETAILS tab on the Object Properties window displayed and edit the components BOM information presented there.


Unless necessary generally it is not recommended to edit a components BOM information once it's imported into the Unisoft software. It is preferred the customer go back to the original BOM and make the changes there and reimport the BOM into the Unisoft software and then the edited BOM provides a record of the changes made.  
   



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Export standardized BOM files to Part Sourcing, MRP and ERP software

All types of Bill of Material (BOM) formats can be imported into the Unisoft software and then exported to normalized standard BOM formats that can then be utilized by your other manufacturing software systems such as Part Sourcing, MRP, ERP, etc.  



 

TO USE "EXPORT STANDARD BOM FILE":  After you have imported your BOM file from the Unisoft software click  QUOTE/QUALITY  from the main menu then select "Export Standard BOM file'" and choose the BOM format you wish to export.   

 

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Importing Your X/Y Center, Rotation Files

Importing your X/Y Center, Rotation files is easy with the Unisoft software!  The enhanced "X/Y CENTER, ROTATION IMPORTING" feature allows you to setup a new format importer in seconds and save it for future use!   An X Y Rotation (XYR) file is any file containing component X Y center and rotation information.   This type of file in a wide variety of formats can be imported into the Unisoft software and is useful in creating Assembly and AOI machine programs.  

Please note that it is always preferable to use the full CAD files and not a XY Center, Rotation file as your first choice for importing into the Unisoft software.   A list of the CAD file formats you can import are on our website at  http://www.unisoft-cim.com/importers.htm#CAD_&_GERBER_FILE_LISTINGS  .          


Two sample XYR files:
R19     -5.375      -0.95      180    TOP
R20     -5.5         -1.225     270    TOP
R22     -5.5         -0.95       90      BOT

R219 RES0805 5720mil 1410mil 5720mil 1410mil 5686.535mil 1410mil T 360.00 10.0K
R138 RES0805 5720mil 1330mil 5720mil 1330mil 5686.535mil 1330mil T 360.00 10.0K
R217 RES0805 5720mil 1250mil 5720mil 1250mil 5686.535mil 1250mil T 360.00 10.0K


Requirements for the XY Center, Rotation file you are importing:

            - The minimum data fields the XYR file must have is Reference Designator, X center location , Y center location and Rotation.
            - The acceptable units in the XYR file is inches, mils or mm. 

How the Unisoft software XYR importer delimitates the fields in the XYR file: 
The Unisoft software automatically detects the field delimiter in the XY rotation (XYR) file to be imported and the delimiter can either be a Tab or Spaces.

The software on importing a XYR file scans the file first looking for Tabs and if it detects 3 or more tabs on a single line then Tabs is use as the delimiter for the file. If the software does not detect at least 3 Tabs on a single line then Spaces is use as the file delimiter. If the file is determined to be Tab delimited then each Tab separates a single field. If the file is determined to be Space delimited and there is a single Space with characters other than Spaces on either side then the space separates a single field. If there's multiple Spaces in a row than that set of multiple spaces separates a single field.

 

TO USE: Start the Unisoft software and click FILE from the Main Menu and click "IMPORT XY ROTATION FILE" and a window "CHOOSE XYR DESCRIPTION" similar to the following is displayed. 

 

 

To import a XYR file for a file format that you have previously setup go to the window "CHOOSE XYR DESCRIPTION" displayed and select the importer (for example: ABC Electronics) from the list displayed then click IMPORT TOP or IMPORT BOTTOM then select the XYR file to be imported and click OPEN and your file will be imported.  After the XYR file is imported into the Unisoft software a dot on the display represents each component. Next using the Measurement Tool do a general check that the distance between a few components is correct.  If the measurement is off then this is usually an indication that the UNITS field (inches,  mils or mm) chosen was incorrect, please correct the Units and re-import.  Although it is not necessary if you wish you can import the silkscreen Gerber layer to add more detail on the display.  This is done by clicking   GERBER CONNECTION   on the main menu then clicking  ADD LAYER  and selecting your silk screen gerber file.   At this point most customers import their Bill Of Materials (BOM) into the Unisoft software to assign the correct part numbers to each component.  You are now ready to Output files to program your Assembly and AOI machines as usual. 

  

To create a new X/Y Center, Rotation importer for a new file format click NEW from the "CHOOSE XYR DESCRIPTION" window and the following window will be displayed.

 

xy center rotation importing for components on pcb file or cad gerber importing


You can now fill-in this window to import your new XYR file format. Basically you give the importer a name in the COMPANY field and then put numbers in the fields to represent where the items are located in the file you are importing. For example if the rotation for the component is located in the 4th field in the file you are importing then insert  4  in the ROT field.  Next tell the importer the units being imported in the XYUNITS field and then SAVE the new importer.

For our example we will use the following sample XYR file:

EXAMPLE:
R19     -5.375      -0.95      180    TOP
R20     -5.5         -1.225     270    TOP
R22     -5.5         -0.95       90      BOT
R23     -4.625     -1.225      0        BOT
R24     -4.625     -0.95       180     TOP
R25     -4.75       -1.225     0         BOT


In the window below to import the XYR file sample above we have set the name of the importer in the COMPANY field to "XYZ Electronics - X/Y Center Rotation importer" and for the part number there is none in the file we are importing so we will skip the PARTNO field (Note: It is not recommended to import the part number from the XYR file. We recommend it be imported later from the BOM file.). The component reference designator is in the 1st field in the file to be imported so to the right of the REFDES field we have typed  1 .  Next to the XLOC field we have typed 2 and for YLOC we typed 3 and for ROT it is 4. The units in the file are inches so in the field XYUNITS we selected inches. 


xy center rotation importing for components pcb or cad gerber importing 

 

 

Optionally if the XYR file contains a field indicating if the component is located on the top or bottom surface of the PCB we can add that marker.

EXAMPLE:

R19     -5.375      -0.95      180    TOP
R20     -5.5         -1.225     270    TOP
R22     -5.5         -0.95       90      BOT
R23     -4.625     -1.225      0        BOT
R24     -4.625     -0.95       180     TOP
R25     -4.75       -1.225     0         BOT

In our sample file above field number 5 does contain a top side (TOP) and bottom side (BOT) marker. So in the window below to the right of the TOP SIDE MARKER field we typed  TOP  and to the right of the  FIELD #  we typed 5 . Also to the right of the BOTTOM SIDE MARKER field we typed  BOT  and to the right of  FIELD #  we typed 5 . 
 

xy center rotation pcb importing for components or cad gerber importing

 

Next click SAVE to save the importing script. This script is now available to import the sample XYR file above.


After you import the XYR file into the Unisoft software each component will be identified by a single point such as in the picture below. At this point you're ready to import your BOM data and then you can do your normal process to create your assembly, AOI programs, etc.


 

Requirements for the XYR file you are importing:
            - The minimum data fields your XYR file must have is RefDes, Xloc, Yloc and Rot.
            - The deliminator between fields in the file being imported can be either TAB delimited, single space delimited or multiple
               space delimited.
            - The component rotations in the file being imported must be number.   Allowed format examples:  180.0, 180 
            - The acceptable units for the  XY units  field is  inches, mils or mm. 

 

If you wish you can add more detail by adding the Gerber layers, such as silkscreen, on top of the XYR rotation data displayed.  As the picture below illustrates with this type of additional detail it makes it easier for inspectors and assembly personnel to do first article inspection, hand assembly, find components, etc. For more detail on how to add Gerber to your display go to  http://www.unisoft-cim.com/features.htm#Importing-Gerber-layers-on-top-of-your-CAD-or-XYR-data .


 

 

Below are more examples of XYR files that can be imported into the Unisoft software:

EXAMPLE 2:
R25 0805 1Kohm -4.750 -1.225 0.0
R26 0805 20Kohm -5.750 -1.245 0.0
R27 0805 10Kohm -6.750 -2.445 180.0

EXAMPLE 3:
C1 10nF RLP133 125.00 m 525.00 m 180 TOP
C2 10nF RLP133 1325.00 m 525.00 m 90 TOP
C3 10nF RLP133 2550.00 m 537.50 m 180 TOP

EXAMPLE 4:
R18 1730 115 270 r0805
R20 1190 125 0 r0805
R21 175 725 270 r0805

EXAMPLE 5:

Designator Footprint Mid X Mid Y Ref X Ref Y Pad X Pad Y TB Rotation Comment

R219 RES0805 5720mil 1410mil 5720mil 1410mil 5686.535mil 1410mil T 360.00 10.0K
R138 RES0805 5720mil 1330mil 5720mil 1330mil 5686.535mil 1330mil T 360.00 10.0K
R217 RES0805 5720mil 1250mil 5720mil 1250mil 5686.535mil 1250mil T 360.00 10.0K

  

For help or more details contact Unisoft directly.

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Also here is a link to an Excel spreadsheet inside a .ZIP file that list features of the Unisoft software available when importing X/Y Center and Rotation files:
www.unisoft-cim.com/download/CAD-IMPORT-TYPES-AND-UNISOFT-FEATURES-AVAILABLE.zip  
There are basically three types of data a Contract or OEM electronics manufacturer will get for NPI:
            1) Full ASCII CAD files and Bill of Materials (BOM)
            2) Gerber files and BOM.
            3) X/Y center and rotation files and BOM. 

The Unisoft software can import all three of these types of data and most features in the Unisoft software are available when using any of these types of data. Please click the .ZIP file link above to download the Excel file for details.

npi create pcb process documentation assembly sheets process aids assign separate colors to components for each assembly step add text and graphic annotation

                              

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Include/Exclude Part Number Operations

The  INCLUDE/EXCLUDE PART NUMBER OPERATIONS window allows you to exclude any part number Operations that you do not wish to be included in your machine output file.  


 

TO USE THE  "INCLUDE/EXCLUDE PART NUMBER OPERATIONS"  FEATURE:  This window will automatically be displayed when generating assembly machine output files.

 

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Units displayed in inches and millimeters

The PC board units are displayed in both inches and millimeters. For example the figures below show units in inches and millimeters when using the Measurement and the Information tool.


PCB CIRCUIT

PC BOARD CIRCUIT


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Unoverlap Components

If on your PCB you have a high density area where components are close together such as the resistors in the figure below you can make them more legible using the Unoverlap feature.


PCB BORAD CIRCUIT


TO USE THE "UNOVERLAP" FEATURE: On the EDIT menu click UNOVERLAP COMPONENTS.

PCB ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT

 

The figure below shows the results. The font and component outline sizes adjust to become legible however the span between pins stay the same and precise.

PC BOARD COMPONENTS


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Assembly Cost by Component Span Report for Quoting

DEVICE COUNT BY COMPONENT SPAN: If you only require the device counts and not the costs you can get a listing broken down by SMT, Fine pitch, BGA's, Thru-hole, etc. From the main menu of the software click QUOTE/QUALITY then DEVICE COUNT BY COMPONENT SPAN. Save the report and open with Microsoft Excel to see the report. 

ASSEMBLY COST BY COMPONENT SPAN: The purpose of the ASSEMBLY COST BY COMPONENT SPAN report is to aid in estimating the cost to assemble the components to the PC Board. The Creating your Assembly Cost by Component Span Report is now more flexible. You can create as many Assembly Cost by Component Span templates has you wish, for example one each for either a Low, Medium or High volume build. To see examples of these from the main menu of the software click QUOTE/QUALITY then ASSEMBLY COST BY COMPONENT SPAN and select one of the templates and then click COST-TAB-DELIMITED.  Save the report and open with Microsoft Excel to see the report. 

The Assembly Cost by Component Span Report uses the span of the component pins to group components together to determine the assembly cost. The user sets up the templates so the report will include machine and labor costs to place the component parts and the up charge for each Part Number.  You then import your PC Board into the Unisoft software and you instantly receive a report containing component counts for top and bottom of the PC Board broken down by SMT, Fine pitch, BGA's, Thru-hole, etc. with the cost for each group.  This is a great quoting time saver for Contract and OEM manufacturers.

assembly cost quoting pricing pcb software
 

Example of a few lines of a report follows:

PC Board:   123-456
Date:          1-22-2013


    Base 1st Unit Assembly Build Rate (Includes P/N Setup Rate) = 219.18

    Each Unit Assembly Build Rate (Excludes P/N Setup Rate)     = 74.18

    Total Part Number Setup Rate                                               = 145.00

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SMT 2 pins greater than 0402 package type:  Greater than .040 inch distance between pin 1 and 2.
      Top           -      4 = total device count,      8 = total pin count
      Bottom      -     78 = total device count,    156 = total pin count
      Part #'s     -      8 = total part numbers
      Base Rate:     49.84 = (0.12 * device count) + (5.00 * part #'s)

SMT 8 pins and greater and 30 mils or less pin spacing (fine pitch):
      Top           -      3 = total device count,    144 = total pin count
      Bottom      -      0 = total device count,      0 = total pin count
      Part #'s     -      3 = total part numbers
      BGA's       -      0 = included in above count.
      Base Rate:      15.48 = (0.16 * device count) + (5.00 * part #'s) + (0.75 * BGA count)

 


Using the Unisoft software there's two ways to get your assembly costs. One way is by using the Assembly Cost by Component Span Report detailed here or by using the Assembly or Parts Cost by Part Number Report. In some cases using the Assembly or Parts Cost by Part Number Report maybe a better method as you can apply individual assembly costs against each part number as you desire. To find out more about this alternate method click the following link
: Library - Assembly or Parts Cost by Part Number Report .

TO USE THE "ASSEMBLY COST" FEATURE:  Start the Unisoft software and import your CAD and BOM files as usual then from the main menu click QUOTE/QUALITY then click ASSEMBLY COST and a new window similar to the following is displayed.


To display an Assembly Cost by Component Span Report from a template that you have previously setup go to the window displayed and select a template (for example: Low Volume 5-50 pieces - $5.00 per p/n). Then click either the COST-FULL TEXT or COST-TAB-DELIMITED and the report is displayed. Click FILE then SAVE AS and save the report to the file name and location you wish then click OK to close the report.

 

To create a new template click NEW and the following window will be displayed. 

 


You can now input into this new template. In the window below we have set the name of the template "High Volume 1001-2000 pieces" and we have filled in the costs for the various groups. When the template is complete click SAVE. This template is now available to create a report.

 


 

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Printing Assembling Process Documents

The Assembly Process Document printing feature as been enhanced with two options - SINGLE PAGE EACH STEP or SEPARATE PAGES EACH STEP.

 

The procedure is PRINT ASSEMBLY SHEETS AND MATCHING LOAD LISTS FOR EACH PROCESS STEP:       
The assembly instructions for this PC Board are now complete. For this PC Board we have previously added 5 process STEPS.  To Print Assembly Sheets and matching Assembly Load Lists for each process step in the window at the bottom of the display click the button PRINT ASSEMBLY DOCS .

 

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The following window is displayed! 

 

There are two options for printing Assembly Documents.  The first option is SINGLE PAGE EACH STEP which results in a document that looks like the one below where each Step in the assembly process is printed on one sheet for each side of the PC Board assembly.  Note in the figure below that the load list of the components to be inserted at that step are listed by part number at the top of the same sheet with the PC Board assembly under it and on the PC Board the components to be insert at this step are colored with matching colors to the load list above it.

To print this drawing below in the window above under PRINT select SINGLE PAGE EACH STEP and under STEPS click SELECT ALL STEPS.  Next click OK and select the printer or PDF file you wish to print to and Click OK and the document will be printed. 

pcbvie12

  

The second option for printing assembly documents is SEPARATE PAGES EACH STEP which results in a document that looks like the two figures below.  Each Step in the assembly process is printed on two sheets for each side of the PC Board assembly.  Note in the two figures below that the load list of the components to be inserted is on its own sheet and the PC Board assembly  drawing is also on its own sheet. The load list and PC Board assembly drawings have color matching components to be inserted at this step.

 

 

pcbvie6 

pcbvie10

  

Note in the two drawings above that in the second drawing which is Assembly Sheet #1 of 5, CR1 to CR32 are colored green.  Also printed are the 3 .F2P annotation overlays selected earlier for step 1 including  'Hand insert all diodes that are this color'', 'insert J1 custom bend connector'', and the legend box 'ABC Electronics''.  In the first drawing which is the matching Assembly Load List Sheet #1 of 5, the third item is part number 385-848-05-6 which are components CR1-CR32 and for this item we have included automatically the part number, the operation text 'hand insert diodes', the quantity of 32, the device type THD, the component part number color of green, and optionally additional Bill Of Material (BOM) information of tolerance/package/description, and top side reference designate or listings of CR1 through CR32.

To print the drawings above at the bottom center of the main display click the button PRINT ASSEMBLY DOCS and the window below appears.  Under PRINT select SEPARATE PAGES EACH STEP and then put a check mark in all the 6 boxes located under SEPARATE PAGES EACH STEP. Next under STEPS click SELECT ALL STEPS.  Then click OK and select the printer or PDF file you wish to print to and Click OK and the document will be printed.

 

 

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Importing Your BOM Files

Importing your Bill Of Materials (BOM) files is easy with the Unisoft software!  The enhanced "BOM IMPORTING" feature allows you to setup a new BOM format importer in seconds and save it for future use!   

TO USE "BOM IMPORTING":  Start the Unisoft software and import your CAD file as usual then click FILE from the Main Menu and click IMPORT BOM FILE and a window similar to the following is displayed.


To import a BOM file for a BOM format that you have previously setup go to the window displayed and simply select the importer (for example: Company C) from the list displayed then click IMPORT then select the BOM file to be imported and click OPEN and your BOM will be imported. 

To create a new BOM Importer for a new BOM format click NEW and the following window will be displayed.

 

You can now set up this window to import your new BOM format. Please note that this Automatic method is for importing standard tab delimited file formats and tab delimited is preferred. Unisoft highly recommends BOM's be in a tab delimited format.  If you must  import BOM's in a column delimited format then please contact Unisoft directly or go to the following link Column BOM .  

Note that many customers receive their BOM's in Microsoft Excel format and to save those BOM's to a TAB delimited format see the section below titled "Special note for BOM's in Microsoft EXCEL format".

For our example we will use the sample tab delimited bom file below.

Sample tab delimited BOM:
FND   Part Number   Qty   Tol   Description                Reference     Package      Misc
2        390607-01-0   1      0,0   I/O CONTROLLER     U9                 PLCC44      Mydata / Mycronic AUTO INSERT


The minimum requirements for importing a BOM file into the Unisoft software are the reference designator "RefDes" and part number "PartNo" fields.

In the window below to import the BOM sample above we have set the name of the importer to "Company D" and for the reference designator tab field "RefDes" we have indicated it is located in tab field # 6. We have define the sixth tab field in the sample BOM above as where the reference designator is located and in this case it is U9 (Note that if the reference designator field in the BOM contained   U9-U12  or  U9-12  the software would automatically break it up into U9, U10, U11 & U12).

For the part number "PartNo" field we have indicated that data is in tab field # 2.



 

 

Sample tab delimited BOM:
FND   Part Number   Qty   Tol   Description                Reference     Package      Misc
2        390607-01-0   1      0,0   I/O CONTROLLER     U9                 PLCC44      Mydata / Mycronic AUTO INSERT


To finish off the BOM importing script in the window below we have added the following optional fields: There are 4 USER fields (USER1-USER4) to import additional BOM data if you wish.  We are importing the DESCRIPTION field from the BOM file into USER1 by setting it to tab field 5.  We are then importing  PACKAGE into User2 by setting it to tab field 7 and TOL to USER3 = 4 and QTY to USER4 = 3.   The USER1-USER4 fields are optional.

The OPERATION field allows the import of operation instructions if they are in the BOM, for example "Hand Insert" or "Mydata SMD insert".  The OPERATION field is optional.

The  QUANTITY  field is normally set to "0".  The QUANTITY field is optional.
(Note about BOM crosschecking: Above we imported the BOM field  QTY  into the User4 field. This field indicates the quantity of components thought to be in a particular part number. By setting up the BOM importer with the  QUANTITY  field set to "0" we will get a crosscheck of what the BOM says the quantity is versus what the actual amount of components that are found in the reference designator field.)

The STEP field allows the import of process step numbers if they are in the BOM.  The STEP field is optional.

The  SEQUENCE  field is normally set to "0". The  SEQUENCE  field Is reserved for use with special semi-automatic component assembly machines such as Contact Systems model CS400.  The SEQUENCE field is optional.

In the window under DISPLAY SCREEN USER FIELD NAMES for USER1-USER4 we added the header text label we wish to be associated with those fields and we have used DESCRIPTION, PACKAGE, TOL and QTY respectively. On the display screen of the software these user field names are displayed as the header text and it does not affect the import of the BOM data. The DISPLAY SCREEN USER FIELD NAMES fields are optional.

 

 

Click SAVE to save the BOM importing script "Company D". This script is now available to import your Bill Of Material.

 

Special note for BOM's in Microsoft EXCEL format:
For BOM's in Microsoft EXCEL format what we recommend is to save the Excel BOM as a TAB delimited text file using the Excel SAVE AS feature (see figure below) and then import the text file as outlined above.  



 

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Importing Your CAD Files

Importing your CAD files is easy with the Unisoft software!  The enhanced "SMART OPEN" feature is your CAD EXPERT that does all the work for you sorting out and separating all the proper files in your project folder!   

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TO USE "SMART OPEN":  From the Unisoft software click FILE from the main menu, click SMART OPEN and a new window opens. In the new window browse to and select the directory that your project CAD or Gerber files are located in. A new window opens and select one of the files presented and your PC Board will be displayed.

The SMART OPEN feature looks at all the files for your project in the folder you select and then presents you with only the correct PC Board, CAD and Gerber files that can be imported into the Unisoft software with the most desirable CAD files at the top of the list.

                                                        

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Solder Joint Count - Defect Per Million Operations (DPMO) Report

Instantly create a report of the total solder joint count for Defect Per Million Operations (DPMO). This report is used by Contract and OEM manufacturers for quality tracking. The report contains the total solder joints for the PC Board broken down by SMT and Thru Hole and part number.


Report type: Solder joint count with quotation and DPMO estimation.

PC Board: Controller
Date: 1-12-09

Total Solder Joints = 1104
Total SMT Solder Joints = 598
Total Thru Hole Solder Joints = 506


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SMT 2 pins greater than 0402 package type: Greater than .040 inch distance between pin 1 and 2.
Top - 4 = total device count, 8 = total pin count
Bottom - 78 = total device count, 156 = total pin count
Part #'s - 8 = total part numbers

SMT 8 pins and greater and greater than 30 mils pin spacing:
Top - 17 = total device count, 290 = total pin count
Bottom - 0 = total device count, 0 = total pin count
Part #'s - 8 = total part numbers
BGA's - 0 = included in above count.


Thru-hole 2 pins:
Top - 34 = total device count, 68 = total pin count
Bottom - 0 = total device count, 0 = total pin count
Part #'s - 3 = total part numbers

Thru-hole 8 pins and greater:
Top - 24 = total device count, 284 = total pin count
Bottom - 0 = total device count, 0 = total pin count
Part #'s - 6 = total part numbers




CREATING THE SOLDER JOINT COUNT REPORT:
  To generate the Solder Joint Report open the desired PC Board
with the Unisoft software.  Next click TOOLS from the Main then click SOLDER JOINT COUNT (DPMO) and the report appears. 

  

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Library - Assembly or Parts Cost by Part Number Report

Instantly create an Assembly or Parts cost report.  This report is used by Contract and OEM manufacturers to quickly estimate Assembly or component parts costs. The report contains the total Assembly or component parts cost for the PC Board and breakdown by part number. 

SAMPLE:

Report type: Parts count with quotation and cost estimation.

PC Board: Controller
Date: 1-12-2013
Total parts cost = $43.31

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381200-40-1 1 $0.23 $0.23
381212-44-1 4 $0.07 $0.28
385848-05-6 32 $0.45 $14.40
386754-99-4 1 $0.16 $0.16
389148-06-7 1 $0.06 $0.06
390579-03-3 1 $0.80 $0.80
390607-01-0 1 $0.65 $0.65
391727-10-9 16 $0.04 $0.56
391727-12-5 16 $0.04 $0.64

 



U
sing the Unisoft software there's two ways to get your assembly costs. One way is by using the Assembly or Parts Cost by Part Number Report detailed here or by using the Assembly Cost by Component Span Report . In some cases using this Assembly or Parts Cost by Part Number Report detail here maybe a better method as you can apply individual assembly costs against each part number as you desire. The Assembly Cost by Component Span Report uses the span of the component pins to group components together to determine the assembly cost. To find out more about this alternate method click the following link
: Assembly Cost by Component Span Report for Quoting templates menu .


CREATING THE ASSEMBLY OR PARTS COST BY PART NUMBER REPORT:  The Assembly or Parts Cost by Part Number Report uses the part numbers to group together components to determine the assembly cost. To use the Assembly or Parts Cost by Part Number Report method you need to create a simple text file Library (.OPR) file with a minimum of two elements per line: 1) The part number. 2) The cost you want to apply the that part number.  

You can have as many Library (.OPR) files as you desire. For example you can have one large Library (.OPR) file with as many Part Numbers in it as you wish or if you're a contract manufacturer one for each customer you may have.

EXAMPLE OF A .OPR FILE:

381200-40  
    HAND INSERT - DIODE                                0.25
382300-10       AUTO INSERT - Mydata / Mycronic                              0.125
391727-10
       JUKI - 8000 placements/hr at $125/hr             0.015625


Where the part number is in the first field followed by a TAB then the second field is the text instruction field
(Example:  HAND INSERT SOCKET PRE-WAVE) and this field is optional and can be left blank. Next is another TAB and then the third field is the rate cost field and this field can represent either money or time (note these numbers do not have to just represent money they can represent time that can then be applied towards a rate at an individual manufacturing station on the production floor.). So a 1.00 in that field can represent $1.00 US or 1.00 Peso or 1.00 minute. You can also use additional decimals in the rate cost field so for example if you put 0.0125 then for US currency it will calculate fractional pennies of $0.0125 per component within that part number.  

Also the rate cost field can be the actual cost of the component in which case the report generated will represent the total parts cost for the PCB and not the assembly cost.

A sample of a .OPR file is located on your PC in the directory  c:\program files\unisoft   under the file name  sample.opr .

After you have edited the .OPR file with the part numbers and cost, open the desired PC Board with the Unisoft software.  Next click EDIT then BOM then IMPORT LIBRARY (.OPR) and a new window will appear.  In the window point to and select the .OPR file you have created and then click OPEN. Next to generate the Assembly or Parts Cost by Part Number Report click QUOTE/QUALITY from the Main then click PARTS COST and the report appears. 

 

Note that to get the Assembly or Parts Cost by Part Number Report you don't have to have the actual CAD or Gerber files imported into the Unisoft software you can import only the BOM and then import the Library (.OPR) file and then create your assembly costs report from the Unisoft software. However we do not recommend this method of only importing the BOM file because you will not get the cross-checking necessary to determine the "Do Not Install's" or any other item that may be wrong in the BOM before you generate the Assembly Cost by Part Number Report.
 

 

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    Importing Gerber layers on top of your CAD or XYR data                                                                                                                                      

You can add gerber layers to your imported CAD or X-Y Rotation (XYR) data. The gerber layer(s) can add more information to the display.  For example the gerber silk screen layer can add component polarities, package outlines, board outline and additional reference designator detail. 

Before Gerber silkscreen added:

PC BOARD SILKSCREEN

 

After Gerber silkscreen added:

pcb silkscreen pcboard



To use: First import your CAD or XYR data. Next select ADD LAYER from the GERBER-CONNECTION menu and select the gerber layer to be imported and click OPEN.

gerber pcb

 
Next select either TOP SILK or BOTTOM SILK and click OK.
  

gerber importing for PCB

  

Next if you need to adjust the gerber layer so it lines up with the CAD data click ADJUST SILKSCREEN . 

gerber importing cad import for pcb

 

 The following screen appears for adjustment. Adjust as necessary and click OK. 

gerber importing rs-274-d rs-274-x cad importing pcb

 

At this point the gerber layer you imported is displayed along with the CAD or XYR data.

 

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        Photos or any annotation to background on the display
 
The Unisoft software allows you to send an annotation of any type for example a photograph of the actual PC Board and have that in the back of the displayed elements. Many customers find this very useful, for example the colors that are assigned to components can be overlaid on top of the actual photograph of the PCB to aid assembly by creating more detailed process assembly sheets and for 1st article inspection there's more realism when blinking by part number and check off.              . 

FOR EXAMPLE NO PHOTO IN THE BACKGROUND:

pcb-pc-board-photo-overlay-1

                   


WITH PCB PHOTO IN THE BACKGROUND:

pcb-pc-board-photo-overlay-2

 

 

 TO USE:  Create an Annotation as usual then click on the Annotation and in the window that appears select "Send to Back of
                 PCB Elements Displayed".  Then move the annotation to line it up in one corner with the PCB
                 displayed elements
and select "Stretch Graphic" to align it over the other PCB displayed elements.

pcb-with-photo

 

 

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Kitting Labels
 
The Unisoft software allows you to quickly create Kitting Labels for fast and accurate electronic component kitting.  Quickly select the component part numbers for which you wish kitting labels created.  Each label contains the part number, unique part number color, step number, p/n description, reference designator, etc.  Fast and easy electronic kitting labels for kitting work orders.   

pcbvie8 

 
To use this feature:
  We assume that you have general working knowledge of the software. If not then please contact Unisoft directly for more detail.

Start the Unisoft software then import the CAD data for your PC board and import your Bill Of Material (BOM).  Next click the on the main menu  ASSEMBLY SHEETS/1ST ARTICLES  then click  OPEN SMART COLOR OPERATIONS.  The Smart Color window appears at the bottom of the display and you will see the field KITTING LABEL.  By default all the thru hole component Part Numbers under the KITTING LABEL field are checked.  All checked component part numbers will be included in the Kitting Label to be printed.  You may add and remove checks as you wish. 

 

 

You may optionally add a unique color to each part number label.  To do this click COLOR ALL P/N'S at the bottom middle of the display and the SELECT COMPONENTS window appears and check the top 2 boxes only in that window and click OK.  

To print the Kitting Labels for the checked part numbers click PRINT ASSEMBLY DOCUMENTS at the bottom middle of the display.  Next select the PRINT KITTING LABELS button and click OK and OK again and select your printer output.

 

 The labels created are the default standard Avery 5160 type (30 labels - 3 across & 10 down). 

 

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Free Viewer Software:  
Also with a current license your plant is licensed to distribute the free Viewer software
( www.unisoft-cim.com/pcbview.htm ) to anyone in your plant or to your vendor and customers (see below for details). To let anyone view your PC Board simply give the person the MARKUP.EXE file found in the c:\program files\unisoft directory and the .F2B Unisoft PC Board file saved from the Unisoft software. Or they can download the full software with the manuals, etc. free of charge at
http://www.unisoft-cim.com/view-markup_download.htm and just send them the .F2B PC Board file you wish them to view.

A list of the CAD files formats we import are on our website at http://www.unisoft-cim.com/importers.htm .


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FREE VIEWER SOFTWARE: ProntoVIEW-MARKUP (www.unisoft-cim.com/pcbview.htm) outputs a single file that is compatible with the royalty free VIEWER software. Customers are licensed to distribute the VIEWER software and your single board file to your production floor, vendors, customers, etc to aid assembly, repair/rework, technician debug, for better communications, etc. No need to purchase additional licenses. The free VIEWER assists technician troubleshooting, supports repair personnel, enhances communications internally and with outside vendors. Our customers typically put the VIEWER and the board files for each of their PCB assemblies on their network so that it can be accessed by everyone to improve productivity. The VIEWER can be used anywhere by licensed customers with a current maintenance and support contract.

To let anyone view your PC Board simply give the person the MARKUP.EXE file found in the c:\program files\unisoft directory and the .F2B Unisoft PC Board file saved from the Unisoft software. Or they can download the full software with the manuals, etc. free of charge at http://www.unisoft-cim.com/view-markup_download.htm and just send them the .F2B PC Board file you wish them to view.

 

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