CAD & GERBER VIEWER & more:
ProntoGERBER CONNECTION

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Unisoft ProntoGERBER-CONNECTION software overview diagram
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The ProntoGERBER-CONNECTION software imports raw Gerber data and allows the user to add intelligent information to the shapes on the display and create process assembly sheets. ProntoGERBER CONNECTION software translates Gerber and Bill of Materials (BOM) files into real reference designators, theta rotation, part numbers, X/Y component pin geometries, values, tolerances, etc. This data is then used by Process Engineers or Test Engineers to program their SMT, Thru-hole Automatic Assembly Equipment, AOI and Test Equipment. ProntoGERBER-CONNECTION also creates process sheets for assembly aids and to document your assembly process. Instantly receive a report containing device and package type counts with quotation and cost estimations.

 

- NETLIST from GERBER only files click here.



DEMONSTRATIONS:
The fastest way to learn about the Unisoft software is usually to go online with us and we can process one of your PC Boards or use our data files to show you the software. We highly recommend a hands-on demonstration and we are available now or virtually anytime to go online with you - contact info.

TRIAL SOFTWARE: Another quick way to learn about the software is to download the trial software by clicking this link

The trial software has HELP for most menu items by hovering over the menu item for a second then click any of the videos, manual or website links to learn about the software. 



CUSTOMER COMMENTS

A Unisoft customer is Willie Anderson, Manufacturing Engineering Manager at Keytech Electronics Systems. Keytech is a electronic contract manufacturer (EMS) and a Unisoft customer since 2005. They use the Unisoft software to program their Assembly, AOI inspection, Test and Selective Soldering equipment. Keytech also uses the Unisoft software to create process assembly documents, do first article inspection, general inspection, cost reports, technician debug, repair, rework, etc. Here are some of Willie's comments in 2012:

"We had a board meeting last night and one of the topics on the agenda was the Assembly procedures created with the software. We have over the last quarter rolled out the use of the Unisoft Output for creating our build pack assembly documents and the feedback from all departments has been a sound endorsement of the product. Our quality dept (who use the software for FAI) have stated "Since the introduction of the new paperwork we have noticed a marked improvement on first time pass rates and build quality".

"The operators like the fact that they no longer need to search the board for references due to the colour coding of the parts and the quality of the information provided. Finally the production manager has noticed on products where we are using the new paperwork that through-put has increased due to less quality related stoppages."

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VIDEO: Click the video above for product overview.

 

VIDEO: NETLIST from Gerber - This video above will
review the ASSIGN NETS feature of the Unisoft software
which creates PCB netlists from only gerber data files.

 


(Outputs to most popular Assembly, AOI & ATE Test Equipment.
Create process assembly aid documentation, fast 1st article inspection,
kitting labels, assembly & parts cost estimation reports, etc.
Also outputs
to Gencad, Fabmaster, PADS, Mentor Graphics, ipc-d-356, ipc-2581, ipc2581, etc.)

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FAST NEW PRODUCT INTRODUCTION (NPI)

DO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING PROCESS STEPS IN SECONDS:


  1. Import any combination of CAD, GERBER, X/Y CENTER and BOM files
  2. Create assembly cost quotations and part cost reports.
  3. Quickly output setup files to program your Assembly, AOI inspection, Selective Soldering machines and ATE Test equipment (many optional outputs available).
  4. For assembly documentation create process assembly aid sheets and matching kitting labels.
  5. Fast 1st article inspection via Blink and Check Off by part number.
  6. Quality report of the total solder joint count for Defect Per Million Operations (DPMO).
  7. Export a standardized BOM for input too other systems such as Part Sourcing, MRP, ERP, etc.

More: Free production floor PC Board CAD Viewer & Gerber Viewer with over 100 features for your assembly department, general inspection, test departments, repair & rework areas, design group, etc.  The CAD Viewer & Gerber Viewer is also used by PCB troubleshooting technicians to find components, pins, finds shorted traces, schematic hot linked to the assembly, etc.  Distribute the free CAD Viewer & Gerber Viewer to vendors & customers for better communications.

More: Shop floor product tracking option via CELLS WORKFLOW www.unisoft-cim.com/cells.html

We offer purchase, subscription or rent to own options.

A large number of Unisoft customers are Electronic Manufacturing Service providers (EMS/CEM) -
www.unisoft-cim.com/customer.html .  Our Electronic Manufacturing Service (EMS/CEM) customers range from small start-ups to the largest contract manufacturers in the world such as Flextronics, Jabil Circuit, Sanmina-SCI, Benchmark Electronics, Plexus, etc. and are located in countries worldwide. We are proud that EMS providers choose Unisoft software because they have some of the highest technical board and box build manufacturing requirements, they have to without delay work with the variety of project data sources their customers provide which is at times sparse and error laden, they need to move product quickly and keep costs very low to bid competitively. Let us show you how we can do the same for you!

- NETLIST from GERBER only files click here.


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If you have only Gerber data files to work with then ProntoGERBER-CONNECTION can help you! ProntoGERBER-CONNECTION imports raw Gerber data and allows the user to add intelligent information to the shapes on the display and create process assembly sheets. ProntoGERBER CONNECTION software translates Gerber and Bill of Materials (BOM) files into real reference designators, theta rotation, part numbers, X/Y component pin geometries, values, tolerances, etc. This data is then used by Process Engineers or Test Engineers to program their SMT, Thru-hole Automatic Assembly Equipment, AOI and Test Equipment.  Receive a report containing device and package type counts with quotation and cost estimations.

Please note that Unisoft has added a powerful new feature to ProntoGERBER CONNECTION. You can now automatically create the Netlist from your raw gerber files in addition to the real reference designators, theta rotation, part numbers, X/Y component pin geometries, values, tolerances, etc. The netlist is a mandatory item for most Test Departments and repair technicians.  ProntoGERBER CONNECTION does this by automatically tracking and connecting the copper traces on the PC Board assembly to correct components, pins and vias for each net. 
For an online demonstration call 203-913-0782 .

 


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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.
 

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Find shorts between traces, component information and many other useful features.






Customer comment: I stumbled across Unisoft while searching for a software solution to improve our manual and semi auto assembly operations. I found what I was looking for and much much more!

If you work in the electronics industry as a Manufacturing Engineer, Quality Inspector, Test Engineer or Test Technician it is worth your while to get familiar with Unisoft's products. You won't find a more effective and affordable software solution. We use Markup and Pronto Place every day at Loral. The Unisoft OneFACTORY solution is a hidden Gem. If you have any questions let me know. I would be happy to share my experience."

Trent Stadheim
Manufacturing Engineer
Space Systems Loral
Palo Alto, California
www.ssloral.com

Customer comment:I needed software to quickly program our Mydata / Mycronic and Samsung machines, create process documentation and do 1st article inspection, etc.  We are a contract manufacturer with high mix and low volume needs.  We love this software so much and that I'm happy to be a reference site and a spotlight customer on the Unisoft website.

Your software is AWESOME!    I couldn't live without it."

Randel Stewart
President
Circuit Design Specialties, Inc.
Plano, Texas
www.circuitdesign.com




 

PLEASE NOTE:  All Unisoft Pronto software modules with a current licence have the basic features of ProntoVIEW-MARKUP
( www.unisoft-cim.com/pcbview.htm ).    Some of these features are:

            - 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 CAD 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 ). 

Why Companies Choose Unisoft:

 

 

 

 

- Literature: Click here for more literature.


 

Quoting - Assembly Cost Estimate Report

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.  You can create as many Assembly Cost templates has you wish, for example one each for either a Low, Medium or High volume build. This is a great quoting time saver for Contract and OEM manufacturers.
 

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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)



Electronic Components Search

The Electronic Components Search feature helps you find information such as cost, availability, part shape, electrical specifications, etc. Provides fast searching for electronic parts using your favorite parts search engine for example Octopart, FindChips, Alldatasheets, ECIA Authorized, etc.

Search for electronic parts using the Manufacturer or Vendor P/N for example ERJ-3EKF1002V . Also search by the electronic component number or name such as MAX232, LM393, resistor 10k, shift registers, inverter schmitt trigger, etc.

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Component Part Cost Report

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

Report type: Parts count with quotation and cost estimation.

PC Board: Controller
Date: 1-12-09
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


 

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
 


 

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.  
 

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In minutes Unisoft ProntoGERBER CONNECTION software translates Gerber and Bill of Material (BOM) files into real reference designators, theta rotation, part numbers, X/Y component pin geometries, values, tolerances, etc. This data is then used by Process Engineers to program SMT and Thru-hole Automatic Assembly Equipment, create manual assembly sheets, process documentation and by Test Engineers to program Automatic Test Equipment and aid repair and rework ProntoGERBER CONNECTION is reasonably priced and available by purchase, rental or subscription.  Call 203-913-0782 for details.

Do you have special problems - For example: You do not have the native CAD files for your project. You only have the raw Gerber Files and a BOM (Bill Of Materials). You need to program production equipment such as Automatic Assembly Equipment, AOI Inspection Equipment or ATE Test Equipment (Fly Probe, In-Circuit or MDA) and you do not know where to turn -- Our software can do it for you!  The software translates your raw Gerber files and BOM files into real reference designators, theta rotation, part numbers, X/Y component pin geometries, values, tolerances, etc. This data is then used by Process Engineers, Test Engineers, etc.  Process Engineers use the data to program their SMT, Thru-hole Automatic Assembly,  AOI Inspection Equipment and create process assembly instruction documents, etc.   Test Engineers use the data to program their ATE (Genrad ".ckt", Teradyne "ipl", Hewlett Packard "board & board x/y"), MDA, and flying probe test  equipment (Takaya, etc.) and design the "Bed of Nails" test fixtures.    Of course the software also imports virtually all standard native CAD file types too!

A possible next step in your evaluation is an informal online demo. We can do the demo within minutes of you contacting us! We simply invite you via email to a webpage where you view our PC live, so there is no firewall or other security issues for you to deal with.  To do the demo now or schedule one call 203-913-0782 or email info7@unisoft-cim.com.

Customer: 

Below are comments from a Unisoft client for a CAD Translation project Unisoft completed for them in November of 2005. The customer is Jim Wasilewski Test Manager at MPI (Microboard Processing Inc.) in Seymour, Connecticut (www.microboard.com). MPI is a medium size contract manufacturer. Jim had two PC Boards with only the raw gerber files available and needed to create full netlists, X/Y component and pin information, traces, etc. to program their Takaya Flying Probe Test Equipment to test the PC Boards.

Jim's comments: "I have the programs loaded on the Takaya for both PC Boards. I am ready to start the debug... Unisoft did a great job working together on this to get the translations completed."

Jim Wasilewski - MPI
 

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ProntoGERBER-CONNECTION Movie: Click play button to load and start movie.

 

-TUTORIAL MOVIE: If you have not already done so we suggest that you watch the tutorial movie which displays most features of the software and will save you time in your product evaluation. Click this link
Literature Request  to download the ProntoGERBER CONNECTION tutorial movie .

-SLIDE SHOW: To download more information on ProntoGERBER CONNECTION in Microsoft PowerPoint slide format click here >> ProntoGERBER CONNECTION .   After the download is complete unzip the .zip file.  Then to run the PowerPoint slides double click the .PPS file and hit the Page Down (PgDn) key to go to the next screen and Page Up (PgUp) to go backwards.

 

Sample Assembly machine setup file:
IC4      360-0834     90      1.575     1.475
R24     111-0122     270     2.750     3.200
R26     111-0103     270     2.250     3.200

- GENERIC OUTPUT has every component pin:
 C1.1 X -4.800 Y 0.320 Top Smd
 C1.2 X -4.800 Y 0.180 Top   Smd
 C10.1 X -5.125 Y 0.720 Bottom Smd
 C10.2 X -5.125 Y 0.580 Bottom Smd

 

ProntoGERBER CONNECTION imports Gerber data and adds intelligence to PC Board Assembly.  Import multiple Gerber layers then add smart component information to unintelligent Gerber component shapes, etc. Export this smart data to standard flat ASCII file formats or use it directly in the other Unisoft OneFACTORY software modules. Automatic assignment of unique colors and patterns to each part number on the assembly.  ProntoGERBER CONNECTION is a cost effective solution for making your job easier and saving your company money.

 

 

ProntoGERBER CONNECTION output is compatible with Shareware ProntoVIEW-MARKUP  .  ProntoVIEW-MARKUP is special because it is a single software tool designed for use across the entire production floor.  It has a multitude of features that aids every department (design, test, assembly, general inspection, first article inspection, repair/rework, technician troubleshooting, etc).  ProntoVIEW-MARKUP increases efficiency, communications and reduces errors. 

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Smart Color(tm) - One feature of ProntoGERBER CONNECTION is Smart Color(tm). After importing the CAD file (above) Smart Color (below) has instantly sorted components by unique part numbers and assigned a distinctive color and pattern to each.  Optionally detailed text instructions can be added to part numbers (for example "HAND INSERT AFTER WAVE" or "REFERENCE INSPECTION PROCEDURE QA-23").  PC display or printout the colors/patterns and text assign to each part number as assembly instructions, inspection aids, etc. Click here to play the SMART COLOR movie   Call 203-913-0782 for details.

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Assembly and Process Sheets

The Unisoft software allows you to quickly create matching assembly lists and assembly drawing sheets for each step in the assembly process.  Part numbers are automatically assigned to the assembly step you wish (for example: Step 1 for Hand Inserts, Step 2 Chip Shooter components, etc).  The part numbers are then automatically uniquely colored.  If needed, overlay annotation notes can be added to each step.  Next for each step matching assembly lists and assembly drawings are created.  These drawings can either be printed or save to a file (PDF Adobe, etc.) or displayed on the screen.

Click here to download a sample of process and assembly sheet documentation created by this software.

 

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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.   

 

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First Article Inspection

Generally First Article Inspection is done on the first PC Boards assembled. When the assembly inspection is satisfactory at that point the PC Board can be built reliably in quantity.

The Unisoft software allows you to BLINK all the components in each part number. The person doing the first article inspection would check that each of those components are correctly  installed.  If all where correct then they would click the DRAW button to color those components to indicate they are correct. A check mark is placed next to the part number indicating it has been completed. The inspector would continue this process for each part number until all part numbers are colored at which point that would indicate the PC Board was assembled correctly. At that point the PC Board can be built in quantity. 
 

 

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Quotation and cost estimation reports

Import your PC Board into the Unisoft software and 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. This is a great time saver for Contract and OEM manufacturer.
 

EXAMPLE;

Report type: Device/package type count with quotation and cost estimation generation.

PC Board: G23452 Rev X1
Date: 5-22-08
Estimated base build price total per board = $245.34


SMT 2 pins 0402 package type and smaller: .040 inch and smaller distance between pin 1 & 2.

    Top -           25 = total device count, 50 = total pin count
    Bottom -      10 = total device count, 20 = total pin count
    Part #'s -      6 = total part numbers
    Base price:  $53.50 = ( 0.10 * device count ) + ( 100/12 * part #'s )


SMT 2 pins Greater than 0402 package type: Greater than .040 inch distance between pin 1 & 2.

    Top -           112 = total device count, 224 = total pin count
    Bottom -       40 = total device count, 80 = total pin count
    Part #'s -      3 = total part numbers
    Base price:  $37.16 = ( 0.08 * device count ) + ( 100/12 * part #'s )


SMT 8 pins and greater and 30 mils or less pin spacing (fine pitch):

    Top -            8 = total device count, 480 = total pin count
    Bottom -       0 = total device count, 0 = total pin count
    BGA's -        2 included in above count.
    Part #'s -      4 = total part numbers
    Base price:  $34.85 = ( 0.12 * device count ) + ( 100/12 * part #'s ) + ( 0.14 * BGA )


SMT 8 pins and greater and Greater than 30 mils pin spacing:

    Top -         22 = total device count, 820 = total pin count
    Bottom -     0 = total device count, 0 = total pin count
    BGA's -      8 included in above count.
    Part #'s -    7 = total part numbers
    Base price: $61.49 = ( 0.10 * device count ) + ( 100/12 * part #'s ) + ( 0.12 * BGA )


Thru-hole 2 pins:

    Top -             36 = total device count, 72 = total pin count
    Bottom -         0 = total device count, 0 = total pin count
    Part #'s -        8 = total part numbers
    Base price:    $9.00 = ( 0.25 * device count ) + ( 0.00 * part #'s )

 

 

Free PC Board Viewer Software

The Unisoft software 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, 1st article inspection, general inspection, repair/rework, technician debug, for better communications, etc.   No need to purchase additional licenses.  The free VIEWER assists assembly personnel, technician troubleshooting, repair personnel, enhances communications internally and with customers and 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. 

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ProntoGERBER-CONNECTION FEATURES:
    - Import and display virtually any Gerber file.  
    - Import Bill of Material (BOM) information and associate with each component. BOM importing is programmable to accommodate multiple BOM styles formats.
    - Instantly search by components, pins, nets, netnames, part numbers. Find shorts between traces (highlight single or multiple traces).
    - Create your process documentation, assembly sheets, process aids (automatic assignment of unique colors and patterns to each part number on the assembly).   Assign separate colors to components for each assembly step, add text and graphic annotations.
    - Find and Blink all components of a particular part number.
    - Zoom, single/split screen, flip, rotate, change screen settings, change printer settings, change start up display settings.
    - Click on component to display name, pins, technology type, surface, part number and all BOM part description information.
    - Active schematic view that is hyper-linked to the assembly.
    - Measurement tool and set new 0,0 origins
    - Print or plot to any Windows compatible printer. Print the full assembly or a zoomed in segment or a schematic segment.
    - Display your process documentation, assembly sheets, process aids (view unique colors and patterns for each part number on the assembly). View the assigned separate colors to components for each assembly step. View added text and graphic annotations.
    - First Article Inspection - Blink components for each part number then inspect parts and check off as inspected until entire PC Board is inspected.
    - Display virtually any CAD, Gerber and BOM format.
    - Save and load single or multiple annotation overlays.
    - Import and View imported ATE test probe numbers. These test probe numbers appear at their exact x/y location and you can search by test probe numbers.
    - Add up to 4 User Text fields automatically to any component.
    - Change the component properties of any part number.
    - Any CAD file exported to a flat ASCII file. Contains each component, pin, via, net-number, x/y, surface, etc. (Useful for other systems - test, assembly equipment, etc.).
    - Renumber nets, kill nets and auto assign net numbers to "no connect" nets.
    - Split Alphanumeric pins on Import/Export, shorten long netnames on Import/Export.
    - Change and view individually colorize single or multiple components.
    - Control ProntoGERBER-CONNECTION remotely from your application or equipment via external API programming interface.
    - More

 

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Click here to play the SMART COLOR movie

HOW DO I USE ProntoGERBER CONNECTION?  The usual process for ProntoGERBER CONNECTION takes a few minutes and you may stop at any step depending upon your requirements. A typical process follows:

Step 1) Imported two layers of raw gerber files, usually Top Artwork & Top Silk Screen (2 minutes). Repeat for bottom if needed.             Results to this point: You can view, print or plot the display! You can also add assembly text notes and graphic notes.

Step 2) Quickly mark the components and optionally import a BOM (Bill of Materials).             Results to this point: The display is now active. Instantly find and colorize component bodies by part number, reference designator, etc. Easily create work and assembly instructions. Clicking on components give BOM description. Use on production floor for assembly, test, repair, etc. Send free viewer software to vendors for faster communications.

Step 3) Optional: Generated assembly machine output files for Mydata / Mycronic, QUAD, etc.         Results: Assembly machines are accurately setup in minutes and associated process sheet can be made on the same display.

 

 

It is better to use the CAD data vs. Gerber data, however there are situations where CAD data is unavailable and this is where ProntoGERBER CONNECTION can help. Raw Gerber data is devoid of most intelligent information used in manufacturing such as referenced designators, body center x/y, rotation and pin numbers. ProntoGERBER CONNECTION adds this information to the shapes on the display then easily create assembly and process instructions, assembly machine programs or export an intelligent ASCII files for use by other systems. Features of ProntoGERBER CONNECTION include D-code settings, make component, kill component, make via, unassigned pins, set pin 1, find similar shape, plus all the features of ProntoVIEW-MARKUP.

 

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-TUTORIAL MOVIE: If you have not already done so we suggest that you watch the tutorial movie which displays most features of the software and will save you time in your product evaluation. Click this link
Literature Request  to download the ProntoGERBER CONNECTION tutorial movie.

-SLIDE SHOW: To download more information on ProntoGERBER CONNECTION in Microsoft PowerPoint slide format click here >> ProntoGERBER CONNECTION .

 

For GERBER TRANSLATION services click here

- DEMONSTRATION:  Click here if you wish to schedule a private demonstration click here.

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