|Import DPF and Fire 9000|
|Import NC Info|
|GraphiCode GWK / CWK / XWK|
|Merge Multiple Jobs|
|Import DXF or DWG|
GC-PowerPlace provides customer driven enhancements and new features to streamline the process of Gerber data translation. GC-PowerPlace is the focal point of assembly programming, accepting data from virtually any source and producing programs and files for most PCB manufacturing applications.
Virtually all of the top contract manufacturers in the United States use GraphiCode products, but you do not have to be a large company to realize the value of GC-PowerPlace. Smaller facilities find the reliability of GC-PowerPlace well suited to their ever-changing data preparation needs.
GC-PowerPlace can enhance your CIM system capabilities by providing Gerber input and data manipulation. GC-PowerPlace can be used to prepare data in the formats of popular CIM systems, such as C-LINK, UniCam, CircuitCam, Genrad (Mitron), and FABmaster.
The in-circuit test option is a valuable software tool for printed circuit board assembly. Test engineers receive enhanced data preparation capabilities that affect profitability. Using Gerber data, a readily available data source, the in-circuit test option offers flexibility in ICT programming. There are many financial benefits of having the in-circuit test option including; speeding up a board’s time to market, decreasing production time, and realizing a return on investment within 3 months.
If you have production lines with different machines, you can produce programs for all of them from the same set of data. GC-PowerPlace stores data in a "neutral" database, from which programs can be produced for all popular pick-and-place machines and other manufacturing equipment. You can also use it to create programs for X-ray inspection equipment and dispensing equipment. Your sales department can even use it for preparing quotes.
While Gerber data is usually more accurate, it's faster to program from CAD XY centroid data. GC-PowerPlace gives you the best of both worlds by enabling you to verify CAD XY data without having a board in hand. GC-PowerPlace imports data from CAD text files (in ASCII format), including reference designators, X and Y locations, part numbers, package styles, rotations, feeder numbers, and board-side information. You can graphically compare this information with corresponding Gerber data and spot any discrepancies.