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Generating p-n-p file from gerbers only

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#58588

Generating p-n-p file from gerbers only | 14 April, 2009

I have the raw gerber files used to manufacture a bare pcb. I do not have the pick-n-place file giving the locations of the surface mount parts on the pcb. Does anyone know of a software program that can take the gerber files and generate a pick-n-place file from them? (This is a fairly large board that I do not want to program manually.) Thanks!

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#58594

Generating p-n-p file from gerbers only | 14 April, 2009

GC PrevuePlus from Graphicode might be worth looking at, Unisoft is another.

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#58599

Generating p-n-p file from gerbers only | 15 April, 2009

1 Centroids from the Gerber data * Graphicode GC-Place graphicode.com * Downstream Technologies CAM350 downstreamtech.com * Gerbcam Tecnomatix-Unicam unicam.com * Circuit Cam aiscorp.com * GerbTool GerbTool.com * Send it to smtservice@comcast They do it for about $25 per program. [Programmer SMTnet] * GCPowerPlace by Graphicode. It's easy to use and does a great job at centroid extraction. [RLM SMTnet]

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#58611

Generating p-n-p file from gerbers only | 16 April, 2009

davef

The email you listed, smtervice@comcast.net does not work. smtservice@comcast does not work either. Do you have another (correct) email for them? Are they still in business?

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#58613

Generating p-n-p file from gerbers only | 16 April, 2009

[Programmer SMTnet] and [RLM SMTnet] posted the associated item on SMTnet

So, to find better contact information for "smtservices@comcast.net" * Find a thread on SMTnet that "Programmer" posted * Email "Programmer"

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