December, 2018 — GraphiCode, a global provider of cost-effective, superior software innovations for electronics manufacturing, today announces the release of version 18.3 of its full product suite – GC-PowerPlatform.
Smoother Text Apertures
The descriptions of many Text Fonts included in the software contained Bezier curves which are not allowed within the Gerber specification and therefore would cause problems on output if retained. Text characters were therefore vectorized in order to be compatible with other features. This vectorization was at a fairly low resolution and the resulting text characters did not appear smooth at high zoom levels. The vectorization process has been improved to allow smoother vectorization of Bezier (and non-Bezier curves) and the resulting Text characters are much smoother at high resolutions.
Flex PCB Panelize
A new function has been added to better step and repeat odd-shaped PCBs. The function allows a nested pair of boards to be created that optimizes material usage based on the PCB outline and then can step and repeat that pair across a panel. The function also allows for additional single boards to be added to the panel if it is possible to further improve material usage. There is also the ability to pass the complex step and repeat image generated back to the GWK so that the panel can easily be generated using the Apply Panelize Layers function.
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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