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 Cadstar, Eagle,GenCAD, Kicad, Orcad, 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.
Version 18.104.22.168d Beta Release
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 22.214.171.124c Beta Release
new Zevatech/Juki outputs 470, 560, HLC (P3B,PRO,G2H)
Added MPI (sb0), Added GCPlace
Version 126.96.36.199b 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
Setup 188.8.131.52.exe (Windows version only) Download
Setup 184.108.40.206c Beta.exe (Windows
version only) Download
Setup 220.127.116.11b Beta.exe (Windows version only) Download
Updated Documentation Beta (Word DOC) Download
Version 18.104.22.168 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