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WHat software do you guys use to convert files?

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sny

#57276

WHat software do you guys use to convert files? | 13 November, 2008

Right now, I am mostly getting .pho (gerber files) and .asc (pads) but i don't have anything to convert it to excel or text files so that Cad2cad can read it. I have camtastic! 2000, but i haven't figured out a way to convert it. I want to able to extract x y coordinates. I am using a Topaz-X and i would appreciate some feedback from you guys. thanks in advance

Steve

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#57278

WHat software do you guys use to convert files? | 13 November, 2008

While you're waiting for others to reply, search the fine SMTnet Archives to find similar threads, like: http://www.smtnet.com/forums/Index.cfm?CFApp=1&Message_ID=44488

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#57280

WHat software do you guys use to convert files? | 14 November, 2008

Depending on budget vPlan from Valor can do from basic Gerber Processing and extract pnp file to generating programs your Topaz-X.

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#57287

WHat software do you guys use to convert files? | 14 November, 2008

Have you figued out how to import the gerber data into Camtastic?

Once that is done click the tool menu at the top then the assembly utilities then create and group parts. This will allow you to select the pads for a given package and name it then the software will seack for pad sets that match (a limitation is it only looks for the same rotation). Do all of the pads.

Then click on tool menu at the top then the assembly utitlities then assign reference designators. Do all of the components.

Then on the left side go to main menu and click on the Assembly parts table. At the bottom click on the export button.

This is not perfect but since you already own it you can use it and get a feel for some of the short comings of this type of software then look for a better option.

Good luck, Jerry

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#57288

WHat software do you guys use to convert files? | 14 November, 2008

You can use UniSoft ( http://www.unisoft-cim.com ) to solve your problem. They advertise here on SMTnet and are a 22-year-old software company. Their combination ProntoPLACE ( http://www.unisoft-cim.com/pcbplace.htm ) and ProntoGERBER-CONNECTION ( http://www.unisoft-cim.com/gerber_connection.htm ) software modules should do the trick for you. The software will translate any CAD or your raw Gerber files and BOM and create your assembly machine program files fast. The software also does first article inspection and creates process sheets, etc. There is also a free viewer that your whole production floor, your customers and vendors can use. They have the best prices in the industry and they have a rent to own plan too. You can call or email me for more information.

rich larue 203-913-0782 rlarue@unisoft-cim.com

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sny

#57290

WHat software do you guys use to convert files? | 14 November, 2008

I tried using camtastic! but i don't see a "tool menu" or "assembly utilities" in any of the menus at the top. I did a search on the help and it doesn't guide me to how to access this function.

If you can help me it would be much appreicated.

thanks steven

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sny

#57291

WHat software do you guys use to convert files? | 14 November, 2008

So i can download a trial version from the unisoft website?

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