VisualCAM Stencils supports many industry standard file types including Gerber, IPC-2581, ODB++, GenCAD,GerbTool, Barco DPF, Pads ASCII, CAM350, HPGL and DXF. Drag and Drop most files right onto the VisualCAM Stencils application for ease of loading your files.
Identifying Footprints is quick and easy. Once identified the footprint is added to the Footprint Library so that you never have to identify the same footprint again. Quickly build up footprint libraries that you use on all your jobs. Maintain a master library and/or save libraries by customer, it’s your choice. VisualCAM Stencils allows you to load in multiple libraries with conflict resolution to prevent duplication. Secure your libraries using Password Protection to protect your Footprint Library and Shape Libraries from being changed inadvertently.
Use the Silkscreen option during Identification to automatically identify the direction for two pin parts. Some designs have areas where the two pin part orientation is ambiguous. Using the silkscreen helps ensure that your parts are identified correctly.
Complete control of your paste shapes using the Paste Shape Library. Define a shape using one of the standard shapes available. Set size by Area Percentage, Amount or Percent, Increase/Decrease Height/Width, Inset/Protrusion Length, Inset Width, Corner Radius, Reverse Direction, Justify the Replacement Shape to Inner/Outer Edges with Off set, Add Window Pane with control of Gap Size, Count Horizontal or Vertical, Gap Angle and add DiagonalGaps. Load & Save Shape Sets to use on multiple jobs.
Built in Paste Shapes
When working with large libraries it is a must to be able to quickly find parts within the Library Editor and be able to view them the way you want. Included are many sorting features to aid in this process. Sort by Footprint, Device, Date, Newest, Oldest, Name, Show unused, List by Device or Footprint, List Footprints without Shapes assigned. Remove unused Footprints from the Library, Add Device and Delete Footprints.
Quickly generate your Paste Layer once you have parts identified. Choose what Shape Set to use, choose Top, Bottom or both to run at the same time. Optionally add unmodified shapes on the paste layer for Footprints without shapes assigned.Optionally choose to update existing paste layer. This option keeps all currentpaste shapes on the paste layer and only updates the footprints where paste datadoes not exist on the paste layer. You can choose whether or not you want to workfrom a Reference Layer.
Automation is the ultimate goal in almost any environment. VisualCAM Stencils comes complete with a full Macro Developer for quick and easy scripting. VisualCAM Stencils offers traditional macro records and playbacks plus full drag-and-drop features that allows anyone to produce high quality macros with ease. The Macro Developer even comes complete with a built-in debugger.
Macros included with VisualCAM Stencil to aid in processing of your stencil design
Quickly undersize and/or add Round Corners of all pads by layer makes editing simple jobs a snap.
Sometimes it just doesn’t make sense to create a Footprint for certain data. With Quick Convert you can Quickly modify a shape by Area Percentage, Amount or Absolute. Add Corner Radius, Window Pane. Select Destination Layer for the modified data and choose whether to delete orignial or keep data. Custom Apertures can also be easily modified with Quick Convert.
VisualCAM Stencils Analysis includes Layer Compare, Design Compare, Find Duplicates, Copper Area, Find Non-part Pads, Find Stacked Pads and Pad to Pad Spacing.
Use the Interactive Reports to help complete your design with full control and knowledge of your process. With the Library or Paste Layer Report you can now interactively set the shapes and easily see which parts do not have shapes assigned. On the fly Pitch Rule Testing with color coded pass or fail per your Pitch Rules. For documentation print directly from the Layer Report or Library Report and select which information to print out.
First you will want to maintain your VisualCAM Stencils Database for future reference by saving your .vcam file. Then export to one of the many industry standard formats including: Gerber, IPC-2581, ODB++, GenCAD, BarcoDPF, DXF, HPGL, PostScript and Bitmap.
VisualCAM Stencils comes with an unlimited number of free database viewers. Your customers can now view your design just as you have the database setup. Easily communicate back and forth with users or customers by using the Redline mark-up feature and Email Send feature within VisualCAM Stencils. Get approvals on your stencil design fast and accurate, no more miss-communication. Database viewer users can mark-up and send back comments and/or approvals.
Creating Solder Paste Stencils has never been easier or faster...