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Unisoft ProntoPLACE Software Overview Diagram

Pick and Place SMT/THD assembly equipment progamming

Savings / Benefits

5 minutes to program your assembly machine — contact us now & we will show you using your data or ours
Save time on NPI, faster time to market
Reduced SMT Machine Usage Time
Reduced SMT Programmer Time
First Article Inspection Time
Reduced employee stress


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 us …

Questions or Online Meeting Demonstrations

If you have a question use the email that follows or call us.

Online meetings are usually the fastest way to learn about the Unisoft software. We can go online virtually anytime and process one of your PC Board projects or use our data files to show you the software.

For questions or to start a meeting, email us (enable JavaScript for our email addressPCBpcbplace.htm) or call us (enable JavaScript for our phone number) . If we are available we can go online immediately or you can set up a time for an online meeting.

To start an online meeting the procedure is simple

  1. You call us (enable JavaScript for our phone number) to start the meeting.
  2. We normally use GoToMeeting for the online meeting. You'll click the "Join a Meeting" link there and enter the logon ID# we give you.

TRIAL SOFTWARE: Another quick way to learn about the software is to download the trial software.

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.

Help screen

PCB Gerber Viewer CAD Viewer software

In minutes, Unisoft ProntoPLACE software translates CAD or Gerber and Bill of Materials (BOM) files into real reference designators, X/Y body centers, Theta rotation, part numbers, etc. This data is then used by Process Engineers to program their SMT and Thru-hole Automatic Assembly Equipment. ProntoPLACE programs popular surface mount (SMT) placement, through-hole (THT) insertion and glue dispensing machines. Assembleon / Philips, Universal, Fuji, Mydata / Mycronic, Siemens, Sony, Panasonic, Assembleon / Philips, Juki, Contact Systems, Camelot, Quad, MultiTroniks, Europlacer, Amistar and many others assembly machines are supported.

ProntoPLACE 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.

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."

Willie Anderson
Manufacturing Engineering Manager
Keytech Electronics Systems

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VIDEO: Click the video above for product overview.


(Outputs to most popular Automatic Assembly Equipment.
Create process assembly aid documentation, fast First 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.)

Free PCB assembly / PCBA CAD Viewer &
Gerber Viewer Software

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  Any CAD/CAE to Any SMT & THT Machine

Need to program your assembly machine fast?

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 First 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 to 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 assembly / PCBA 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.

We offer purchase, subscription or rent to own options.

A large number of Unisoft customers are Electronic Manufacturing Service providers (EMS/CEM). 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!

You may already have software that you use to program your assembly equipment but you need a way to convert newer or non supported cad file formats to this software. Unisoft can import virtually any CAD format and export a standard file for import to your existing ATE Test software. Output formats include Fabmaster, ipcd356, ipc-2581, ipc2581, Mentor Graphics, PADS .ASC, etc. We can sell you this software for your use or can perform a translation service for you and return the correct files to you.

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Ladies pcb assembly documentation process sheet first First Article Inspection assembly aids

PCB board with photo overlay

PC board inspection quality control (QA)

PCB board with photo overlay

PCB assembly process documents

PC board assembly process documents

Input CAD or Gerber and BOM; get setup files and process/assembly sheets


Free PCB assembly / PCBA CAD Viewer &
Gerber Viewer Software

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The software download link and periodic updates will be sent to this address.
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gerber cad viewer software


In minutes, Unisoft ProntoPLACE software translates CAD or Gerber and Bill of Materials (BOM) files into real reference designators, X/Y body centers, Theta rotation, part numbers, etc. This data is then used by Process Engineers to program their SMT and Thru-hole Automatic Assembly Equipment.

ProntoPLACE programs popular surface mount (SMT) placement, through-hole (THT) insertion and glue dispensing machines. Assembleon / Philips, Universal, Fuji, Mydata / Mycronic, Siemens, Sony, Panasonic, Assembleon / Philips, Juki, Contact Systems (CS400, 3, C5 series, etc.), Camelot, Quad, MultiTroniks, Europlacer, Amistar and many other assembly machines are supported. ProntoPLACE 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.

ProntoPLACE is reasonably priced and available by purchase, rental or subscription. Learn more: call us (enable JavaScript for our phone number).


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PCB assembly instructions process documents

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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 First 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


PCB Gerber viewer CAD viewer software

PLEASE NOTE: All Unisoft Pronto software modules with a current license have the basic features of ProntoVIEW-MARKUP. Some of these features are:


Why Companies Choose Unisoft

Universal GSM HSP PUT RAD VCD, Fuji, Mydata / Mycronic, Siemens, Sony, Panasonic, Assembleon / Philips, Juki, Contact Systems (CS400, 3, C5 series, etc.), Camelot, Quad, Sanyo, Amistar, MultiTroniks, Europlacer, Royonics, Samsung, Yamaha, Autotronik, APS Gold Place, Manncorp, etc.

Universal GSM HSP PUT RAD VCD, Fuji, Mydata / Mycronic, Siemens, Sony, Panasonic, Assembleon / Philips, Juki, Contact Systems (CS400, 3, C5 series, etc.), Camelot, Quad, Sanyo, Amistar, MultiTroniks, Europlacer, Royonics, Samsung, Yamaha, Autotronik, APS Gold Place, Manncorp, etc.

Free software trial: Click here to download

Literature: Click here for more literature.


Quoting - PCB assembly Cost Estimate Report

Import your PC Board into the Unisoft manufacturing 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 PCB assembly Cost templates as 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.

pcb assembly cost quoting pricing software

assembly cost

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
________

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.

electronic part number lookup

Manufacturing-Part-Number-Lookup 2

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Manufacturing-Part-Number-Lookup data sheet


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
____
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
____

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.

pcb bom parts assembly cost quoting pricing software

bom bill of materials parts assembly cost quoting pricing pcb software


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

pcb technician troubleshoot debug schematic hyper linked to assembly search by components pins nets netnames part number find shorts between traces

technician troubleshoot find shorts between traces debug and repair PCB schematic hyper-linked to PCB assembly find pins nets netnames part number fast pc board inspection
Find shorts between traces, component information and many other useful features.


How Unisoft Can Help

Online Demo

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 us (enable JavaScript for our phone number) or email us ().

Handling Special Cases

Do you have special problems? For example: You do not have the native CAD files for your project. You only have the Gerber Files and a BOM (Bill Of Materials). You need to program your Automatic Assembly Equipment and you do not know where to turn.

Our software can do it for you! The software takes your Gerber files and BOM and creates the exact Reference Designators, X/Y, and Part Number data you need to program your project. Of course the software also imports virtually all standard native CAD file types too!

In-house Service Bureau

Instead of purchasing the Unisoft software possibly you would like Unisoft to do your project for you? We will process your job and return the required data files to you in as little as 24 hours. Find out more …


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Reference Customers

ProntoPLACE (FUJI, EUROPLACER, SAMSUNG, AOI, PROCESS SHEETS, First Article Inspection) — A FUJI, EUROPLACER, SAMSUNG and AOI Inspection Equipment reference customer for the Unisoft ProntoPLACE and ProntoGERBER-CONNECTION software you may contact is Tim Nopper of Delta Group Electronics in Florida. Tim has a Fuji CP3 Chipshooter, Europlacer E400, and Samsung CP45 assembly machines and uses the Unisoft ProntoPLACE software to program them. Tim also programs his AOI equipment with the Unisoft software. Tim creates documentation for setup and placement sequence routines with the ProntoPLACE software. Delta Group is a contract manufacturer so in many cases Tim's customers do not give him the standard full CAD files and therefore he has only the raw Gerber files to work with and he uses Unisoft ProntoGERBER-CONNECTION software to import the raw Gerbers and make real components to program all his Assembly and AOI machines.

Tim is a repeat customer and first purchased the Unisoft software at Relm Communication in Florida in 1991. He then worked for AmiStar the Assembly Equipment manufacturer for 5 years. After that Tim moved to Delta Group Electronics in 2003 and purchased the Unisoft ProntoPLACE software there.

CONTACT INFO: www.deltagroupinc.com — Call Unisoft for Tim's direct contact information.


ProntoPLACE (AMISTAR, ZEVATECH, ASSEMBLY SHEETS, First Article Inspection) — A reference customer for the ProntoPLACE software is Ed Dyche of DBM Technologies. Ed is the VP of Engineering and Technology at DBM. DBM (formally StratoTech Corporation) is an electronics contract manufacturing (EMS/CEM) company located in Colorado. Ed has Amistar and Zevatech assembly machines and uses the Unisoft ProntoPLACE software to program them, create process assembly sheets, do First Article Inspection, etc. DBM has been using the ProntoPLACE software since 2010.

Ed's comments:

"Thanks again for your support. As a low volume aerospace EMS provider DBM has found the Unisoft software invaluable in getting QUALITY documentation and placement data to the floor. What once took days or even weeks in now accomplished in a matter of hours with fewer mistakes. Another advantage is the ability to make changes virtually real-time for engineering and process improvements. Thanks again for your product and wonderful support."

Ed Dyche VP of Engineering and Technology

CONTACT INFO: www.dbmtek.com — Call Unisoft for Ed's direct contact information.


ProntoPLACE (Mydata / Mycronic, SAMSUNG, PROCESS SHEETS, First Article Inspection) — A Mydata / Mycronic and SAMSUNG reference customer for the Unisoft ProntoPLACE software you may contact is Randel Stewart, President of Circuit Design Specialties (CDS), Inc. in Texas. Randel has Mydata / Mycronic and Samsung assembly machines and uses the Unisoft ProntoPLACE software to program them, create process assembly sheets and do First Article Inspection. CDS has been using the ProntoPLACE software since September of 2005.

Randel's comments:

"I needed software to quickly program our Mydata / Mycronic and Samsung machines, create process documentation and do First 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."

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

CONTACT INFO: www.circuitdesign.com — Call Unisoft for Randel's direct contact information.


ProntoPLACE (Mydata / Mycronic, PROCESS SHEETS, First Article Inspection) — A Mydata / Mycronic reference customer for the Unisoft ProntoPLACE software you may contact is Wayne Sanita of VR Industries in Rhode Island. Wayne has 3 Mydata / Mycronic assembly machines and uses the Unisoft ProntoPLACE software to program them. Wayne also creates his process assembly sheets with the software. Wayne has been using the ProntoPLACE software since 1997.

Wayne's comments:

"We purchased Unisoft to decrease downtime. It is a very valuable tool for us. After you create the program in Unisoft, import the file into the Mydata / Mycronic, load the layout and manually find the reference points of the first board. All the XY's, angles and part numbers will be in there. It's user friendly software and will give you back a lot of production time lost to programming. The guys at Unisoft is very helpful and are quick to respond with support."

CONTACT INFO: www.vrindustries.com — Call Unisoft for Wayne's direct contact information.


ProntoPLACE, ProntoAOI (Assembleon/Philips Assembly Equipment, Mirtec AOI, ASSEMBLY SHEETS, First Article Inspection) — An Assembleon/Philips Assembly machine and Mirtec AOI reference customer for the Unisoft ProntoPLACE and ProntoAOI software you may contact is Patrick Roach the Manufacturing Engineer at Spinnaker Contract Manufacturing. Patrick's initial reason for purchasing the Unisoft software was for Programming his Mirtec AOI and for doing First Article Inspection and later to program his Assembleon/Philips Assembly machine and create assembly process sheets. Spinnaker Contract Manufacturing is a electronics contract manufacturer and has been a Unisoft customer since November of 2006.

CONTACT INFO: www.spinnakercontract.com — Call Unisoft for Patrick's direct contact information.


ProntoPLACE, ProntoAOI (Mirtec AOI, Mydata / Mycronic, MultiTroniks, Europlacer, Universal VCD, TDK RX-11, ASSEMBLY SHEETS, First Article Inspection) — A Mydata / Mycronic, Europlace, Universal VCD, TDK RX11 and Mirtec AOI reference customer for the Unisoft ProntoPLACE and ProntoAOI software you may contact is Steve Brown the President of WinTech Electronics. Steve does his assembly documents and First Article Inspection with the Unisoft software. He also programs his AOI and assembly machines with the software. Wintech is a small electronics contract manufacturer and has been a Unisoft customer since January of 2007.

CONTACT INFO: www.wintechelectronics.com — Call Unisoft for Steve's direct contact information.


ProntoPLACE (QUAD, SAMSUNG, ASSEMBLY SHEETS, First Article Inspection) — A QUAD and SAMSUNG reference customer for the Unisoft ProntoPLACE software you may contact is Erwin De Castro, President of Kinetix Manufacturing Services (KMS), Inc. in San Jose, CA. KMS is a small 6 person electronics contract manufacturing company. Erwin has Quad and Samsung assembly machines and uses the Unisoft ProntoPLACE software to program them, create process assembly sheets and do First Article Inspection. KMS has been using the Unisoft software since Sept of 2008.

Erwin's comments: "The software works so great. It helps a lot specially on the production area."

CONTACT INFO: www.kms-usa.com — Call Unisoft for Erwin's direct contact information.


ProntoPLACE (CONTACT SYSTEMS SERIES 3S & CS400, ASSEMBLY SHEETS, First Article Inspection) — A CONTACT SYSTEMS reference customer for the Unisoft ProntoPLACE software you may contact is Willie Anderson of KEY-TECH Scotland in Scotland UK. KEY-TECH Scotland is an electronics contract manufacturing company. Willie has 3 Contact Systems assembly machines Models 3S, 3AV and CS400E and uses the Unisoft ProntoPLACE software to program them. Inspection personnel, etc, throughout the plant use the free ProntoVIEW-MARKUP PCB assembly / PCBA viewer to do assembly, First Article Inspection, general inspection, debug, repair/rework, etc. KEY-TECH Scotland has been using the ProntoPLACE software since 2005.

CONTACT INFO: www.key-tech.co.uk — Call Unisoft for Willie's direct contact information.


ProntoPLACE (Mydata / Mycronic, PROCESS SHEETS, First Article Inspection) — A Mydata / Mycronic reference customer for ProntoPLACE software you may contact is Mike Charette of Bristol Babcock. Mike is the process manager at Bristol and has had the Unisoft software in place since 1995. Bristol is a UK based company with Mike's plant of about 500 people located in Connecticut.

Mike has several Mydata / Mycronic assembly machines which he programs with the ProntoPLACE software. Mike also creates documentation for setup and assembly sheets with the software. Also the free CAD Viewer & Gerber Viewer software is used extensively in over 50 stations throughout the plant as an assembly, debug, repair and rework aid.

CONTACT INFO: www.bristolbabcock.com — Call Unisoft for Mike's direct contact information.


ProntoPLACE (Mydata / Mycronic, PROCESS SHEETS, First Article Inspection) — A Mydata / Mycronic reference customer for the Unisoft ProntoPLACE software you may contact is Gary Lynch the Process Manager at BestProto, Inc. Gary's initial reason for purchasing the Unisoft software was for creating assembly documentation. About 6 months later BestProto purchased a Mydata / Mycronic assembly machine and Gary added the Unisoft ProntoPLACE module to program his Mydata / Mycronic. BestProto is a small contract manufacturer with approx. 50 employees and has been a Unisoft customer since June 2005.

Gary's comments:

"Once again, you're a life saver. I tried both files that were giving me problems, and they both work fine now. Not only is your product great, but your support has also been outstanding. I really appreciate it!"

More comments …

"The converted file works fine. Once again, you guys rock! Saved me from having to program this board manually — which I was NOT looking forward to.
Have a great weekend and thanks again."

"So far this is awesome. Thanks for the quick turnaround …. I'm already impressed. It would have taken me untold hours to get to the point where I had something usable using manual techniques …. We actually used the software 'live' (versus making hard-copy drawings) since the board had so many item numbers and it worked great. I would go so far as to say it would have been almost impossible without it."

CONTACT INFO: www.solder.net — Call Unisoft for Gary's direct contact information.


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. Ask for the ProntoPLACE tutorial movie on our Literature Request page.

Slide Show

To receive more information on ProntoPLACE in Microsoft PowerPoint slide format, ask for the ProntoPLACE slide show on our Literature Request page.


Sample Assembly Machine setup file created by Unisoft ProntoPLACE (all popular machine formats supported):

RefDes PartNumber Shape X Y Rotation Layer
U1 391818-06-6 SOIC14 0.150 0.150 90 TOP
U2 391818-06-6 SOIC14 -0.700 7.325 0 TOP
U3 391818-06-6 SOIC14 -0.200 7.325 0 TOP
U4 391829-03-3 SOIC20W 0.600 0.150 270 TOP


IC4      360-0834     90      1.575     1.475
R24     111-0122     270     2.750     3.200
R26     111-0103     270     2.250     3.200


B C:\ABC-FOR-MYDATA\SAMPLE.CAD
B Ref1 = XC152.1
B Ref2 = CR31.1
U 0.1
C1 0 0 65000 -24750
M1 6500 -20000 0 390579-03-3
M2U10
M1 3750 -10000 0 390607-01-0
M2U9
M1 9750 -8250 270 391770-01-2
M2R41
M1 21500 -2250 270 391770-02-0
M2R2
M1 12500 -21000 0 391777-06-8
M2C1


206"242432-03"
004+0000+0000+0000+0000
002+0000+0000+0000+0000
012+0004+0000+0000+0000
116+0000+0000+0000+0000
001+2800+1600+2800+1600
216"BIN 1"
010-0159+1432+0000-0160\R1 \
012+0004+0000+0000+0000
216"BIN 2"
010-0199+1432+0000-0160\R2 \
012+0004+0000+0000+0000
216"BIN 3"
000+0171+0261+0160+0000\R3 \
000+0411+0261+0160+0000\R7 \
000+0651+0261+0160+0000\R11 \
000+0890+0261+0160+0000\R5 \
 

0001> 1325 2315 00170 00000 0096 00000 00000 A O
0002> 3875 2225 00000 00000 0096 00000 00000 A C
0003> 4125 2875 00170 00000 0096 00000 00000 A C
0004> 4475 2650 00000 00000 0096 00000 00000 A C
0005> 3875 2925 00000 00000 0096 00000 00000 A C

<xml version="1.0">
<unisoft version="1.0" units="mils">
<board name="C:\PROGRAM FILES\UNISOFT\SAMPLE.CAD" width="6910" height="2575">
</board>
<layers>
<layer name="TOP" top="true" bottom="false" sequence="1"/>
<layer name="4" top="false" bottom="false" sequence="2"/>
<layer name="5" top="false" bottom="false" sequence="3"/>
<layer name="BOTTOM" top="false" bottom="true" sequence="4"/>
</layers>
<nets>
<net name="BUFCLK"/>
<net name="IOMCLK"/>
<net name="IDI-16"/>
</component>
<component name="R36" x="-3800" y="550" devicetype="SMD" partno="391729-02-0" layer="BOTTOM">
<outline>
<line x1="-3831" y1="651" x2="-3769" y2="651"/>
<line x1="-3769" y1="651" x2="-3769" y2="449"/>
<line x1="-3769" y1="449" x2="-3831" y2="449"/>
<line x1="-3831" y1="449" x2="-3831" y2="651"/>
</outline>
<pins>
<pin name="1" x="-2250" y="500" component="CR24" net="N_867" pin1="true"/>
<pin name="2" x="-1950" y="400" component="CR24" net="CGND"/>
<pin name="1" x="-1625" y="1425" component="CR13" net="N_829" pin1="true"/>
<pin name="2" x="-1325" y="1325" component="CR13" net="N_871"/>
<traces>
<trace x1="-4575" y1="2000" x2="-4600" y2="1975" net="-RDLTCH" layer="BOTTOM"/>
<trace x1="-4600" y1="1975" x2="-4600" y2="1950" net="-RDLTCH" layer="BOTTOM"/>
<trace x1="-5475" y1="1025" x2="-5475" y2="1100" net="-IOMRD" layer="BOTTOM"/>
<trace x1="-5725" y1="1575" x2="-5725" y2="1625" net="BUFCLK" layer="BOTTOM"/>

Unisoft ProntoPLACE software generates the necessary programs for automatic assembly machines in minutes. ProntoPLACE programs popular surface mount (SMT) placement, through-hole (THT) insertion and glue dispensing machines. Universal, Fuji, Mydata / Mycronic, Siemens, Panasonic, Assembleon / Philips, Juki, Contact Systems (CS400, 3, C5 series, etc.), Camelot, Quad assembly and others are supported. ProntoPLACE is a cost effective solution for making your job easier and saving your company money. Programs are generated offline using your Gerber or CAD and BOM data files thus conserving valuable machine time. Placement order and feeder assignments are optimized based on the exact machine type improving overall throughput. Predetermined feeder assignments can be imported, additional feeders are assigned automatically, then feeder setup generated. ProntoPLACE creates assembly documents, work instructions and process aids (Smart Color "see below" 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. Circuit Master ProntoPLACE receives its input by importing virtually any CAD and Bill Of Materials (BOM). Import files from Gerber, Mentor Graphics, PADS, Intergraph, OrCAD, Protel, Accel PCAD, Accel Tango, Allegro, Cadence, Cadnetixs, Cadstar, Computervision, Edif, Verybest, Visula, etc. ProntoVIEW-MARKUP also imports standards such as ipcd356, ipc-2581, ipc2581, GENCAD, Fabmaster, etc.


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.

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.

pcb First Article Inspection for pc board assemblies with component blink by part number for qc qa inspector


Quotation and Cost Estimation Reports

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. 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 CAD Viewer & Gerber Viewer Software

The Unisoft software outputs a single file that is compatible with the royalty free CAD Viewer & Gerber Viewer software. Customers are licensed to distribute the CAD Viewer & Gerber Viewer software and your single board file to your production floor, vendors, customers, etc. to aid assembly, First Article Inspection, general inspection, repair/rework, technician debug, for better communications, etc. No need to purchase additional licenses. The free CAD Viewer & Gerber Viewer assists assembly personnel, technician troubleshooting, repair personnel, enhances communications internally and with customers and outside vendors. Our customers typically put the CAD Viewer & Gerber 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.

CAD Viewer and Gerber Viewer software for PCB to aid assembly and hyperlink schematic First Article Inspection repair and technician debug and technician troubleshooting



Customer Comments

"Bristol Babcock has been serving the Oil, Natural Gas, Waste and Fresh water industries with process control instruments for over 100 years. Bristol installed two Mydata / Mycronic pick and place lines. Our goals were many; we needed a software package that would allow us to do all of our programming of production and prototype boards and process documentation off line quickly no matter how difficult the board. We wanted a software package that was easy to understand, yet was powerful enough to do what we needed. Most of all we wanted a supplier that was going to be there when we needed them. The Unisoft OneFACTORY software was the answer. Five years and hundreds of programs later the Unisoft OneFACTORY software is a proven product. On the average it takes twenty minutes or less to program (double sided SMT) our boards. Process documentation is also critical to us; Unisoft OneFACTORY software had all the answers. Just as Bristol has been committed to its customers; UniSOFT has been committed to us. What a partnership; what a software package."

Michael Charette
Surface Mount Process Engineer / Digital Products Supervisor
Bristol Babcock

"We have been using the UniSoft ProntoPLACE software to program our Mydata / Mycronic assembly equipment since 2000. We also use the ProntoVIEW-MARKUP software to create our process assembly aid documents. It is easier to use and costs less then the competitors. We are very happy with the software and service."

Wayne Sanita
Process Engineer
VR Industries




Smart Color™

One feature of ProntoPLACE is Smart Color™. 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. Ask for the SMART COLOR movie on our Literature Request page.

PCB assembly and process sheets also first piece inspection from Gerber or any CAD such as Allegro, Altium, Pads, Orcad, Mentor Graphics, Protel, Pcad, Tango, etc.


Assembly and Process Sheet Sample Below

Part numbers are automatically assigned to the assembly step you wish. The part numbers are then automatically uniquely colored. Each step can then be printed or displayed along with a matching colorized assembly drawing.

Assembly and process sheets for PCB also process steps first piece inspection from Gerber or any CAD such as IPCD356, Gencad, Fabmaster, Allegro, Altium, Pads, Orcad, Mentor Graphics, Protel, Pcad, Tango, etc.


Import and display virtually any PCB CAD or Gerber file instantly; search by components, pins, nets, netnames, part numbers; find shorts between traces; highlight single or multiple traces


Create PCB process documentation assembly sheets process aids with automatic assignment of unique colors and patterns to each part number on the assembly and assign separate colors to components for each assembly step; add text and graphic annotations



ProntoPLACE is compatible with the free Unisoft ProntoVIEW-MARKUP software. The free ProntoVIEW-MARKUP is used by electronic manufacturers and is designed for use across the entire production floor. ProntoVIEW-MARKUP can also be sent to your customers and vendors for better communications. For example ProntoVIEW-MARKUP can display process and assembly aid documents for assembly personnel or it can find shorts on the PC Boards between two traces to aid technicians in the troubleshooting department. ProntoVIEW-MARKUP will make everyday production tasks easier and save your company money. ProntoVIEW-MARKUP has over 100 features that aid the assembly department, First Article Inspection area, general inspection, test departments, repair & rework areas, PCB assembly / PCBA troubleshooting technicians, design group, etc. ProntoVIEW-MARKUP increases efficiency, communication and reduces errors.

Here is a list of a few of the display features of the free ProntoVIEW-MARKUP:

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Customer Comments

"Bristol Babcock has been serving the Oil, Natural Gas, Waste and Fresh water industries with process control instruments for over 100 years. Bristol installed two Mydata / Mycronic pick and place lines. Our goals were many; we needed a software package that would allow us to do all of our programming of production and prototype boards and process documentation off line quickly no matter how difficult the board. We wanted a software package that was easy to understand, yet was powerful enough to do what we needed. Most of all we wanted a supplier that was going to be there when we needed them. The Unisoft OneFACTORY software was the answer. Five years and hundreds of programs later the Unisoft OneFACTORY software is a proven product. On the average it takes twenty minutes or less to program (double sided SMT) our boards. Process documentation is also critical to us; Unisoft OneFACTORY software had all the answers. Just as Bristol has been committed to its customers; UniSOFT has been committed to us. What a partnership; what a software package."

Michael Charette
Surface Mount Process Engineer / Digital Products Supervisor
Bristol Babcock

Evaluation Comments

"We just completed a board build using the file you converted for me. We actually used the software "live" (versus making hard-copy drawings) since the board had so many item numbers and it worked great. I would go so far as to say it would have been almost impossible without it.

"So far this is awesome. Thanks for the quick turnaround …. I'm sure I'll spend the day going through the tutorial and instructions. But I'm already impressed. It would have taken me untold hours to get to the point where I had something usable using manual techniques. Using our "live" board makes a great demo!"

Gary Lynch
Best Electronics Inc.

"We are beginning to see the benefits of using the software and it has been a great aid to our inspection people."

Willie Anderson
Keytech Systems
Scotland

"We appreciate everything your company has done for us, you have definitely made us more competitive."

Jay Patel

"We have been using the UniSoft ProntoPLACE software to program our Mydata / Mycronic assembly equipment since 2000. We also use the ProntoVIEW-MARKUP software to create our process assembly aid documents. It is easier to use and costs less then the competitors. We are very happy with the software and service."

Wayne Sanita
Process Engineer
VR Industries

"After renting your software ProntoPLACE for 1 month, I find that it is very acceptable in performance …. We are therefore applying 100% of the first months rental credit towards purchase. We are in process to purchase the package and you will receive purchase order in next few days."

Y.S.K.
Jurong Hi Teh (Suzhou) Co. Ltd
China

"We are extremely happy with ProntoVIEW-MARKUP paperless process documentation and repair software. We have also purchased ProntoPLACE for our Universal assembly equipment."

A. Manual
Keithly Instruments

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Some of the machines supported: Amistar, Assembleon / Philips, Autotronik, Blakell, Blakell Europlacer, Blakell Robin, Contact Systems, CS400, CS400C, CS400D, CS400E, Dynapert, Europlacer, Europlacer Blakell, Fuji, Juki, Manncorp, Multitroniks, Mydata / Mycronic, Panasert, Panasonic, Assembleon / Philips, Quad, Royonics, Samsung, Sanyo, Siemens, Sony, Universal, Universal GSM, Universal HSP, Universal PUT, Universal RAD, Universal VCD, Yamaha, Zevatech, etc.


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