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Circuit cam and mydata

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#84695

Circuit cam and mydata | 24 March, 2020

I am having trouble programming circuitcam for mydata (my9) pnp machine. My question is, when i digitalize the gerber file what should i take care to get required output for my9?

In my9 i cant see exact positions of all the components. I have assigned all the fiducials, packages, BOM properly but I dont know where I am doing wrong.

Can someone please help me to figure out this error in ciruitcam!!

I am comfortable doing videocal or screenshare if someone willing to do so.

Email:kghadiya@aaloktronix.com

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#84698

Circuit cam and mydata | 25 March, 2020

What about designators? Using gerbers to program a pnp machine was always a last resort to be done only after much complaining and begging for proper CAD data. Back in the day I used UniCAM to program a mydata. After getting it figured out it was easy if I had proper CAD data. IIRC the only thing that hung me up at first was component classes.

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#84699

Circuit cam and mydata | 25 March, 2020

> What about designators? Using gerbers to program
> a pnp machine was always a last resort to be done
> only after much complaining and begging for
> proper CAD data. Back in the day I used UniCAM to
> program a mydata. After getting it figured out it
> was easy if I had proper CAD data. IIRC the only
> thing that hung me up at first was component
> classes.

Ain't that the truth, I've had several pieces come my way recently where the XY data was not available.

There are several other options out there than can generate that data from Gerber (and from that point any machine SHOULD have decent import facilities)

Free: GerberGrab - seriously clunky but it does work, seems to be abandoned, if they were nice they'd release the source code.

Paid:

Graphicode - Seems to make a simple task ridiculously hard (at least to learn it)

Fab3000 - My Favorite, it has some minor rough edges but otherwise you can learn the task in hand in a short Youtube video

Unisoft - Quite heavily promoted/advertised in/on this forum (he'll be lurking in here somewhere). Also does the whole your data in to machine format out thing. On the occasions I have tried the demo I have found it quite fond of crashing and very reminiscent of 1995.

The risk with all these tools and manual teaching is you or the software will match the legend/assembly layer text with the wrong set of pads because it is often far from obvious. You'll also need to check orientations on everything polarised with some extra paranoia. There really is no replacement for getting the XY Data.

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#84700

Circuit cam and mydata | 26 March, 2020

As everyone else said, if you don't have CAD, it's a pain to digitize the gerbers. So much so that we only did it once when I went to CircuitCam training.

After you digitize the gerbers, you have to merge the BOM with it. And you have to tell it package size (based on your package names in your library on the machine).

Honestly, in operation, if I didn't have CAD, I'd program it by hand on the machine. Unless you have an enormously populated board, you probably could have had that done by the time you digitized all the data, worked on assigning the p/n's and packages, transferred it to the machine, swore because it didn't work, posted the question on this forum, and received these answers. MyData makes on machine programming pretty easy, overall. No one's preferred method, as it takes you machine off-line, but, certainly effective.

Cheers, ..rob

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#84702

Circuit cam and mydata | 27 March, 2020

Unisoft has been import gerber only for years to setup assembly, aoi machines, etc.

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#84707

Circuit cam and mydata | 30 March, 2020

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#84715

Circuit cam and mydata | yesterday at 03:12 AM

Try PCBSynergy

http://members.iinet.net.au/~sarason/ If you really need to work from gerber files and not CAD data, use Visualplace

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

sarason

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#84727

Circuit cam and mydata | today at 12:16 PM

We use CircuitCam extensively, but not for MYDATA. What exactly is the issue you are seeing? Do you have the MYDATA Export module from Aegis?

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#84730

Unisoft - www.unisoft-cim.com | today at 01:22 PM

Unisoft for over 30 years imports gerber and BOM and programs Mydata, etc. quickly. https://www.unisoft-cim.com/gerber_connection.php

Also import virtually all CAD and XY Rotation formats .

Plus 100's of other features.

Rich Larue

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