PCBSynergy

An Altium/Protel/CSV to SMT Machine and BOM Program.

PCBSynergy is a file generator for various Surface Mount Machines and a Bill of Materials(BOM) generator.
It works with the Altium/Protel family of CAD formats, as well as Eagle, Kicad, PADS and Excel PCBCSV files which are
exported from other PCB CAD programs.
It generates files for over 60 different SMT machines from 11 manufacturers.
Unlike competing products it takes about 5 minutes or less to generate a new file for a first time SMT machine user.
Being currently free it is a good choice to practice on a newly acquired older machine.

Its interface is designed a little differently to a standard Windows Application.
With the File generator paradigm in mind, the initial Screen you see is the file input and output locations.
You initially set these up and then move to the second screen, which sets the Options you may wish to select.
Next you hit the Process button which is on both the first and second screens for convenience.
This will then generate all the output files. You may then want to add costings to the output files.
You then go to the fifth screen to do this by importing costs in an Excel CSV file.
Other dialogs exist for generating Board Offsets (The Origin Calculator). This application was
designed for the small electronics establishment that may have only one standalone SMT machine.
It aims to make the organization of ordering and purchasing components, and setting up an SMT machine less painful.
Since it uses CSV files for its cost setup, it is not a replacement for a full blown MRP (Material Resource Planning)
Database or a multi-machine SMT line file generator.

PCBSynergy files


Could someone send me some Quad example files, both outputs and inputs.

It would be great to add support for this machine!

Version 1.0.0.15 Release Added Manufacturer icons and CAD icons (Just Cosmetics). Few minor Bug Fixes

Version 1.0.0.10d Beta Release Added new PCB CSV reading. This will read just about any exported CSV (that is comma, tab,space
separated PCB file generated by just about any PCB program.) If not a little judicious editing of column labels should make it work!

Version 1.0.0.10c Beta Release Added new Zevatech/Juki outputs 470, 560, HLC (P3B,PRO,G2H)
Added MPI (sb0), Added GCPlace

Version 1.0.0.9b Beta Release  Added feeder swapping.  minor fix in Mydata TP Sys 2.7
Added more Juki 2000 and 700 series and Yamaha YP/YG machines, more Panasonic machines.
Updated Options tab, User interface cleansing, more work on feeder swapping(bug fix in Beta).
Added Checkbox for value and footprint in feeder output. Review of all existing output formats.
Fixed Altium Designer multiple schematic reading

The new Options Tab

screen_options

Setup 1.0.0.15.exe (Windows version only) Download 

Setup 1.0.0.10c Beta.exe (Windows version only) Download 
Setup 1.0.0.9b Beta.exe (Windows version only) Download
Updated Documentation Beta (Word DOC)  Download

Version 1.0.0.8 out now with new file formats from Zevatech, Juki, Mirae, Siemens and more!!
Documentation Now in Word DOC (its smaller).

Setup.exe (Windows version only) Download
Documentation (Word DOC)  Download
Example file (Protel PCB) Download
Changelog (Txt) Download


Links to Web pages you may find helpful getting your SMT machine working   Links
The formats that this program currently supports  Supported Formats
A Freqently Asked Questions file (Txt) FAQ's   New PCB CSV questions added
If you have a problem with any of the formats, for the machines in the program or wish to add a machine to the list and
have some example formats, or even old manuals in PDF, please feel free to contact me!
Or have an observation on the program or a change you would like to suggest . I will Listen!
I want this to be the premier small SMT program on the web and only your help will get it there!

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