February 2010 — GraphiCode, a global provider of cost-effective, superior software innovations for electronics manufacturing, today announces the release of version 10.1 of its full product suite – GC-PowerPlatform.
The addition of Browse Netlist allows users to easily see nets graphically travelling through a PCB. The function lists all nets within a job (the netlist either needs to be extracted from the gerber data by a GraphiCode product or imported via ODB++ or DPF data) and allows the highlighting of one or more nets in a user specified color. The user also has the option to display the remaining data on a layer in a background color to better trace the path of the net through a layer or layers.
ODB++ Netlist and Reference Netlist Loaded
Connectivity information is now imported from an ODB++ file if the information is present in the file. Both the net information associated with pads and traces is loaded but also the Reference Net information in the ODB++ file (usually generated from the CAD data) is imported and stored as a top and bottom reference net layers.
Improved Netlist Compare Results
By adapting many of the features of the Browse Netlist enhancement into the Netlist Compare results display, the interface for the user has been made dramatically clearer and easier to use.
New GC-Basic function
We have added a new GC-Basic function to allow the deletion of padlist and tracelist entities. This function provides a method of deleting information directly from the padlist or tracelist iwithin GC-Basic and rapidly improves execution times for certain scripts.
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.