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Gemline PPS help PLEASE

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Gemline PPS help PLEASE | 29 June, 2008

I'm new at this and any help will be appreciated. I received cad data from a customer and need to get it loaded into a Topaz system. The data is for a single board but the production board is panelized and has edge rails. This means that the actual origin of the board is different than what the off-line software thinks it should be. I tried making changes at the machine, but all that did was throw everything way off center.

Can anyone help me figure out how to get this board programmed correctly?

Thanks in advance for any answers.

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Gemline PPS help PLEASE | 30 June, 2008


There are many ways of doing this but I usually transpose the coordinates to the lower right hand corner of the sub-panel that is situated at the lower right hand corner, because the reference point of the machine is the right hand side locate pin. This is easily achieved in Excel for instance. After transposing the coordinates then in Block Repeat Info simply enter the coordinates of each sub-panel in relation to the first sub-panel and that should do the trick. Good luck.

rgds AR

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