The 9.3 release is primarily made up of bug fixes and minor enhancements. A significant amount of engineering effort was directed towards finishing StackupBuilder, a new product GraphiCode will be introducing in early Q3.
Viewing Stackup Information in GC-Prevue.
GraphiCode announces the release of StackupBuilder, a new product that allows modeling of PCB builds in a graphic environment. This provides valuable information about the physical build of the board allowing for reduced material costs. StackupBuilder uses the same data structure as all current GraphiCode products allowing compatibility between products.
StackupBuilder is a combination of client-based application with a web service providing additional crucial material information via a user controlled database and license security. This allows StackupBuilder to run without a security dongle.
When a stackup has been created within StackupBuilder it can be saved in the GWK and GraphiCode has allowed GC-Prevue to be able to view this stackup information along with the Gerber information in order to allow collaboration between designer and manufacturer.
Visit www.stackupbuilder.com for more details.
Support for ODB++ v7
Graphicode has added support for the v7 release of ODB++ files including support for metric values within the file and support for the updated description of rotated apertures.
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.
The GC-PowerPlatform suite of products runs on the industry standard Windows platform, essentially eliminating the need to run expensive workstations. Flexible input and powerful outputs combined with enhanced CAM functionality result in higher throughput and lower costs. The Annual Support Plan (not necessary for GC-Prevue) continues to provide exceptional value for money with support provided on an as needed basis and four scheduled updates per year.