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Doug

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SMT/TH machine programming | 1 September, 1999

Does anyone know of a site on the Web where machine programmers can discuss issues related to their job?

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JAX

#9847

Re: SMT/TH machine programming | 1 September, 1999

| Does anyone know of a site on the Web where machine programmers can discuss issues related to their job? | Doug, There is plenty of programmers on this site to deal with problems. If you have a question, Go ahead and post it. By using this site you can pick up a little extra knowledge while your questions are being answered.

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Re: SMT/TH machine programming | 2 September, 1999

| | Does anyone know of a site on the Web where machine programmers can discuss issues related to their job? | | | Doug, | There is plenty of programmers on this site to deal with problems. If you have a question, Go ahead and post it. By using this site you can pick up a little extra knowledge while your questions are being answered. | I agree, this forum sounds like a good place for programmers too. So let me throw in the following topic, which is for the FUJI users community. What if you are in the following situation: --> You use MCS computers to transmit programs/data to machines --> MCSs are getting old, so you would like to use F4G or FujiCam just because you could use a standard 486/Pentium --> But you still like your current programming SW (obviously not MCS/F4G/FujiCam) --> Your SW is only able to generate files in MCS format, not for F4G/FujiCam What would you do? Is there some SW out there that lets you easily convert files? So you could throw your MCSs away and only need to buy the "transmission engine" part of F4G/FujiCam.

Any input?

SB

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Brian

#9849

Re: SMT/TH machine programming | 2 September, 1999

| | | Does anyone know of a site on the Web where machine programmers can discuss issues related to their job? | | | | | Doug, | | There is plenty of programmers on this site to deal with problems. If you have a question, Go ahead and post it. By using this site you can pick up a little extra knowledge while your questions are being answered. | | | I agree, this forum sounds like a good place for programmers too. | So let me throw in the following topic, which is for the FUJI users community. | What if you are in the following situation: | --> You use MCS computers to transmit programs/data to machines | --> MCSs are getting old, so you would like to use F4G or FujiCam just because you could use a standard 486/Pentium | --> But you still like your current programming SW (obviously not MCS/F4G/FujiCam) | --> Your SW is only able to generate files in MCS format, not for F4G/FujiCam | What would you do? | Is there some SW out there that lets you easily convert files? So you could throw your MCSs away and only need to buy the "transmission engine" part of F4G/FujiCam. | | Any input? | | SB | I would plan on upgrading your programming software. The MCS is no longer supported by Fuji, and the new software will have more capabilities for you to use. I would suggest you evaluate Cimbridge (GENRAD), Fujicam/Unicam, Fabmaster, and CircuitCam. They not only have the programming tools (which inlude automatic optimization, heterogeneous line mixes, etc), but have documentation tools to help generate manufacturing instructions at the same time. All of these tools support the GEMCAM format, as well as having multiple CAD translators, allolwing you to use CAD data to do your work.

Brian

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JAX

#9850

Re: SMT/TH machine programming | 3 September, 1999

| | | | Does anyone know of a site on the Web where machine programmers can discuss issues related to their job? | | | | | | | Doug, | | | There is plenty of programmers on this site to deal with problems. If you have a question, Go ahead and post it. By using this site you can pick up a little extra knowledge while your questions are being answered. | | | | | I agree, this forum sounds like a good place for programmers too. | | So let me throw in the following topic, which is for the FUJI users community. | | What if you are in the following situation: | | --> You use MCS computers to transmit programs/data to machines | | --> MCSs are getting old, so you would like to use F4G or FujiCam just because you could use a standard 486/Pentium | | --> But you still like your current programming SW (obviously not MCS/F4G/FujiCam) | | --> Your SW is only able to generate files in MCS format, not for F4G/FujiCam | | What would you do? | | Is there some SW out there that lets you easily convert files? So you could throw your MCSs away and only need to buy the "transmission engine" part of F4G/FujiCam. | | | | Any input? | | | | SB | | | I would plan on upgrading your programming software. The MCS is no longer supported by Fuji, and the new software will have more capabilities for you to use. I would suggest you evaluate Cimbridge (GENRAD), Fujicam/Unicam, Fabmaster, and CircuitCam. They not only have the programming tools (which inlude automatic optimization, heterogeneous line mixes, etc), but have documentation tools to help generate manufacturing instructions at the same time. All of these tools support the GEMCAM format, as well as having multiple CAD translators, allolwing you to use CAD data to do your work. | | Brian | Steffano, Brians right, you need to upgrade. What software you pick should reflect what machines you use. If all you use is Fuji and you don't plan on changing Fujicam or F4G might be a good route to take. If you have Multiple machine types using even more software variations I would look close at Fabmaster. Either way the Company you decide on will most likely be able to show you how to convert your existing programs with the smallest amount of pain.

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