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Philips Topaz/Emerald offline programming help

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#79617

PhillipsTopaz/Emerald VIOS offline programming - help | 13 January, 2018

Hi smtnet forum. I've made this thread, cause I'm struggling with programming old Topaz and Emerald machines.

So, I'm here to ask you, do you have any idea how to write VIOS program offline for Phllips SMT machines using computer only? At this moment, what i'm actually doing is I'm standing behind the machine and I'm typing literally EVERYTHING manually. Including adding part numbers of the components, XY coordinates, signatures ect. It really drives me mad, cause whole process is very tireing and it's easy to do a mistake. Untill now, we had only board which were not very complicated with only 40 - 70 components, but now I got to implement project with two layers and roughly 700 components (sic!) It's can't be done manully this time or I would spend month programming this... The files we use at my company is gerber. I'd like to convert it into VIOS file or anything that can be recognized by Topaz/Emerald. It's even possible? I was searching this site for whole day, and I didn't find much unfortunately, only some outdated informations. Any help will be much appriciated.

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#79618

PhillipsTopaz/Emerald VIOS offline programming - help | 15 January, 2018

Hi

You cannot find any offline programing software on your local market?

Here in China,the yamaha yv machine is equivelent to topaz machine,and there are many offline software like YGOS,P-TOOL,COORD10,YVOS2,just for the machines,and they can be bougt from their creators,so you can ask local service company to see if they know them or have them,

James

http://www.smt-precise.com.cn

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#79619

PhillipsTopaz/Emerald VIOS offline programming - help | 15 January, 2018

PI,

My program PCBSynergy will program VIOS from a CSV file.

http://members.iinet.net.au/~sarason/

You can generate the CSV using Visualplace from your gerber file.

https://www.compuphase.com/visualplace/visualplace_en.htm

sarason

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#79664

PhillipsTopaz/Emerald VIOS offline programming - help | 28 January, 2018

Hi,

We have a solutions that is exactly for you: QPlace - basic solution for machine programming including XY reading and validation (with reports), BOM reading and validation (with reports), comparing and merging BOM/XY information (with validation and reports), comparing with component library on your machine (with reports), graphic interface to fix files, generating output for SMT machine, and more. QPlan - advanced solution for machine programming including QPlace functionality and SMT simulator that is fixing XY, Angles and reports a possible problems on SMT production. QPlace UPD - work with ECN/ECO changes and different options on same PCB based on existed SMT program.

Also, you can find those tools information and more solutions on our website: http://www.proventustech.com

Best Regards, Alexei

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