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obtain XY data from solder pad gerber drawing????

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#64113

obtain XY data from solder pad gerber drawing???? | 7 April, 2011

Im trying to get the XY data to program the SMT machines. since i dont have the file, im trying to convert it from the gerber drawing. the closest one to represent the component placement is the solder pad. ive tried using linkcad to convert it to XY coordinates, that worked but it gave me coordinates of every corner of the solder pad, so if the component has 2 solder pads then ill be getting 8 readings. is there any way to get this solved other than manually measuring the part's location?

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#64119

obtain XY data from solder pad gerber drawing???? | 7 April, 2011

You're in the wrong file. You're looking at solder pad data. You need to look at centroid data.

Look here: http://i.screamingcircuits.com/docs/understanding-the-centroid-file-r2-2.pdf

We have no relationship, nor receive benefit from the company referenced above.   Good luck

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#64127

obtain XY data from solder pad gerber drawing???? | 8 April, 2011

Hello,

We offer a product called - PROCAM for this very application. PROCAM uses Gerber (274X) as input and extracts the centroid data for each component automatically. It exports the centroid to standard excel format (including board outline, circuit repeat, fiducial centroid and shape, component ref. des., X, Y, R, Part No. and Package). The user can match the CAD with BOM to get the part nos. and package information.

PROCAM can also export the data to standard GenCAD format as well as VIOS (for Yamaha or Philips GEM machines) and I-Pulse machine format.

Please write to me at vinit.verma@prosemtechnology.com so that I can send you more information offline.

Regards Vinit

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#64133

obtain XY data from solder pad gerber drawing???? | 8 April, 2011

Problem is I dont have the centroid file. I only have the gerber file...

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#64134

obtain XY data from solder pad gerber drawing???? | 8 April, 2011

ASk your bare board manufacture for the centriod data. They can do it quickly and most will do it for free. At least we do for our customers.

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#64140

obtain XY data from solder pad gerber drawing???? | 11 April, 2011

PROCAM is intended to extract Centroid from the raw Gerber only. You just need to have 2 layers (paste or mask layer - to identify pads, and silk layer - for reference designators).

Centroid is the output of PROCAM.

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