July, 2015 — GraphiCode, a global provider of cost-effective, superior software innovations for electronics manufacturing, today announces the release of version 15.3 of its full product suite – GC-PowerPlatform.
Adaptive Etch Compensation
A new function has been added to add etching to signal layers in a more intelligent manner. The Adaptive Etch Compensation function adds etch compensation proportionally to traces based on the spacing to the next adjacent trace. As can be seen in the image below, the etch has been added disproportionally to the trace in order to retain required spacing while maximizing trace swelling for manufacture.
The function provides the ability to add the compensation traces to a new layer in order to provide easy modification of the results and also only works on selected data, allowing selective etching of some traces and not others.
The Identify Copper function has been overhauled to provide a more robust algorithm for identifying and highlighting areas of copper pour and planes within a layer.
This function creates a step and repeat pattern with a graduating step distance based on an initial step distance plus an incrementing distance. An example of the resulting graduating pattern is shown below.
Aspect and Area Ratio report templates
A new folder is now created during installation called ‘Reports’ which contains default report templates. These template files can be modified to change the reports generated for Aspect and Area ratio.
Round Corners on additional functions
Rounding corners for modified apertures has been added to Roundie Pads and also to Pad Split.
GraphiCode is a global provider of software innovations for electronics manufacturing. Our products and services facilitate the fabrication, test, inspection and assembly of Printed Circuit Boards. We supply specific programming solutions to equipment manufacturers. We also provide value added services through an international distributor network. GraphiCode’s commitment to providing exceptional support and services ensures successful integration of our products into the manufacturing process.
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