PCB Outline and Bridge Recognition

The Base Line section contains the following options:
  • Select Gerber Layer: Select a Gerber Layer to select outline and bridge object of panel board. The selected Gerber layer displays on the screen.

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  • Select Top Component: Select the CAD data layer that corresponds to the top surface during the screen print process. The components placed on the bottom surface are engraved in the base line area to avoid interference with the Block JIG. Therefore, if the top side is selected, the component area placed on the bottom is referred to when creating the base line, and vice versa.

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  • Recognize Bridge: When the unit PCB outline and the panel PCB outline are parallel, a pair line at the right angle is regarded as a bridge region. The bridge area should be recognized to distinguish the unit PCB outline from the panel PCB outline.

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  • Select Bridge: When the bridge is not recognized automatically when you click Recognize Bridge, the bridge can be manually set by selecting two lines.
  • Recognize Board Outline: This menu distinguishes and recognizes each closed outline considering the connection status of the outline. The closed outlines display in different colors when you click Recognize Board Outline.

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  • Select Board Outline: Board outline is created based on the unit PCB outline when creating the base line. Select the outlines corresponding to the unit PCB among the outlines separated by clicking Recognize Board Outline.

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  • Generate Base Line: When you click Generate Base Line, the base line is generated with purple.

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  • Generate Supporter: When you click Generate Supporter, the support is generated in the area where the components are not placed inside the base line.

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  • Add Area: Click Add Area to add the base line area, and then click Done.

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  • Delete Area: If you want to delete the base line area, click Delete Area to select the area, and then click Done.

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  • Straighten Line: To convert the created base line into a straight line, click Straighten Line, click two points to be straightened, and then click Done.

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  • Apply Min Radius: Rounded corners are processed by reflecting the minimum radius value on the edited base line through the Add Area, Delete Area, and Straighten Line functions.

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