Make Board Paneling GUI

  • Mirror: Create the duplicated original PCB data by mirroring.
    • X Mirror: Mirroring the board based on the X axis.
    • Y Mirror: Mirroring the board based on the Y axis.

      Figure 1.
  • Rotation: Create the duplicated original PCB data by rotation.
    • Rotation Angle: Enter the angle to be rotated. The rotate direction is counterclockwise.

      Figure 2.
  • Paneling Object Definition: Define the object to be duplicated.
    • Component: Include components placed in PCB data.
    • Except Component: Exclude duplicate components. Exclude components can be specified in the String Filter Set Up dialog.

      Figure 3.
    • Route: Include Route in PCB data.
    • Board Figure: Include Board Figure in PCB data.
    • Board Outline: Include Board Outline in PCB data.
    • Keep original board’s data: Keep the original board outline of PCB data without deletion when the Board Outline option is not selected.
  • Paneling Object Area: Specify the PCB data area to be duplicated.
    • Select Rect: Select the rectangular area as the duplicated area.
    • Select Area: Select a polygon area as the duplicated area.
  • Placement: Define where the duplicated objects are placed.
    • Move To: Define the X and Y coordinates where the duplicated PCB data is placed. The origin coordinate of the original PCB data is used as the reference point.

      Figure 4.
  • Object Select: Automatically calculate the movement coordinates by selecting the pad of the PCB data and the pad of the Bare Board Gerber (Metal Mask) data in an array.
    • Cad Object: Select the reference pad on the PCB design data.
    • Gerber Object: Select a pad object that matches the pad selected in CAD data.

    Figure 5.
  • Array: This function is used when the duplicated data is to arrange with the same distance and angle.
    • dX, dY: Set the X and Y axis spacing of the copied sub board.

      Figure 6.
    • Select Object: Automatically calculate dX and dY spacing by selecting two parts from PCB design data.
    • Number of Sub Board: Set the number of sub boards to be duplicated in horizontal and vertical directions.
  • Add Board: Add the board that is set in Mirror, Rotation, Paneling Object Definition, Paneling Object Area and Placement above to the table.
  • Edit: Edit the settings saved board in the table list. Select a board to edit from the list and modify the setting in Mirror, Rotation, Paneling Object Definition, Paneling Object Area and Placement.
  • Delete: Delete the selected board from the list.
  • Table
    • Mirror: Display the mirror status.
    • Rotation: Display the rotation angle.
    • Placement: Display the placed coordinates of the duplicated board.
    • After Complete Paneling, Remove Gerber Data: Delete the Gerber layer after completing the array paneling in the case of using Gerber data.
    • Apply: Apply to the PCB design data with the saved settings in the table.
    • Initialize: Initialize the settings.
  • Define Panel Outline: Create panel outline by designating an area of the bare board’s location.
    • Start Location: Specify the starting coordinates of Panel Outline.
    • End Location: Specify the ending coordinates of Panel Outline.

      Figure 7.
    • Line Width: Specify the width of Panel Outline.
    • Get Panel Outline from Gerber: Designate the line selected in Gerber data as the Panel Outline.

      Figure 8.