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Converting Package Info.


JAX

#19353

Converting Package Info. | 1 April, 2002

Alright Dave, I need your special search engine on this one. I am looking to see if there is any way to convert package dimension information ( length, width, lead count, etc..) into one of the following: 1.Gerber, 2.GENCAD, 3.IPC-D-356 I would like to transfer an already existing package database into CircuitCam an believe these are the only acceptable formats. If I am wrong please correct. Maybe the solution will be easy, even for me.

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#19358

Converting Package Info. | 1 April, 2002

What no flat, comma delimited ASCII, file? Er, maybe Excel?

What yer proposing sounds painful.

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JAX

#19370

Converting Package Info. | 2 April, 2002

That's what I was thinking when I started the project. Turns out for each part the rendering is an OLE object. Even if I was able to write a script to access the package editor inside CircuitCam I wouldn't be able to create new files. I assume this is because they can only be or are automatically generated when a part is digitized.( this would be where it gets the graphical rendering. ) Who knows?, The more I think about it, The less I know!

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#19492

Converting Package Info. | 12 April, 2002

Ive been using CC for a few years and dont know of an easy way.. However heres what I did to remedy package definition so that when I make a program I dont need to define all packages on the machine...

I exported all of our existing programs(text file of course) this gave me the Placement machines package definition and associated part number... created a parser to extract all of this info automatically.. next when you go to create a CC program it will assign bogus packages. Use your list to manually change each package... then use the "save Package to Library" command in Circuit Cam, sounds laborious however many Part #s use the same packages and once you it a few times you will find u only have to make corrections to a few packages with each new ASSY........ If you find a better way I would be interested.... gluck

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