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Release Date: October 2010

GraphiCode Announces the release of version 10.4

GraphiCode, a global provider of cost-effective, superior software innovations for electronics manufacturing, today announces the release of version 10.4 of its full product suite – GC-PowerPlatform.

New Features

Stackup Module
A new module has been added to GC-PowerStation and GC-PrevuePlus allowing the creation of build information alongside the layer information of the GWK file. The module allows the build of the board to be designed directly from the Gerber data with thickness calculations utilizing the actual copper image for more accurate thickness predictions. Each user has access to a materials database that is unique to them and can contain as many or as few materials as required.
The complete set of stackup information is then stored within the GraphiCode GWK format and can be shared with other stakeholders to provide a cost effective tool for collaboration and communication.

Overhauled CAD XY Import
The Load CAD-XY function has received a total overhaul with a re-design from the ground up. The function now has auto-field recognition and the ability to modify the Component Placement file without exiting the function.

The function is also significantly more flexible than the existing function; handling sections within the file that do not contain valid data, adding or deleting dummy fields, and not being restricted by file size.

Microcraft .emm files with Step and Repeat.
Customers can visit www.graphicode.com to read the full release notes and download the latest version. GC-PowerPlatform encompasses all of GraphiCode’s well-known products. GC-Prevue, GC-PrevuePlus, GC-CAM Edit, GC-PowerStation and GC-PowerPlace all benefit from the numerous enhancements and bug fixes.