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What Is ConvertPLUS ARE?

ConvertPLUS ARE (Automated Reverse Engineering) is a full- featured, CAM software solution designed to complement ScanCAD’s family of scanner-based reverse engineering products.

 

This product takes the Gerber and ASCII component data from the scanning process and creates rich ODB++ and FATF outputs that include the component pin numbering and netlist information needed for CAD upload and schematic generation.

 

 

 

Feature Highlights

 

  • Accepts IPC-D 356 files, Centroid files (from ScanPLACE) and silkscreen layers to create Reverse engineering component information.
  • Outputs include: ODB++, FATF, ASCII, IPC-D 356 Netlist. Special macro specific to convert Gerber files to ScanCADready files for import.
  • HyperNETLIST Extraction can generate Netlist information for even the largest of designs in a matter of minutes.
  • Import Wizard that loads ALL industry formats (Gerber, Drill, Mill, HPGL, DXF, and more).
  • Intelligent Data Transfer with ODB++, ODB++ (X), and IPC- 2581.
  • Database Navigator provides quick and easy access to all necessary information without the need for menus or toolbars.

 

 

 

Features

IPC-2581 import/export

ODB++ import/export

Modification

Redline mark-up

Macro/scripting

Optimization

Quoting information

Design rule checking

Netlist Import, Export and Compare 

Assembly Reverse Engineering

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Assembly Reverse Engineering

 

  • Integrated Footprint Library: Control “master footprints, device creation and association and pin numbering
  • Parts: Identify, delete, query, BOM report
  • Fiducials: Identify and report
  • Analysis: Device spacing, centroid, comparison, BOM compare
  • BOM Import: Finalize reverse engineering with part numbers, device descriptions, values, and tolerance data
  • Export: FATF, ODB++, ASCII, IPC-D-356 Netlist

 

 

 

Analysis Features

 

  • Browse Errors Directly from Navigator
  • Graphical Find Duplicates
  • Graphical Layer Compare (Compare Any Two Layers Quickly and Accurately, Browse Differences Through the Navigator)
  • Design Information Queries (Quickly check Min. Air Gap, Min. Trace Width, Number of Conductive Layers, Number of Drill Hits, and More)
  • DRC w/AutoCorrect (Track-to Track, Track-to Pad, Pad-to- Pad, Min. Track, Min. Pad, Board Edge, and More)
  • Graphical Netlist Comparision (Shorts, Opens, No Copper for Net, No External Net for Copper. Errors are Highlighted Using Navigator)
  • Pin-Point Netlist Errors (Quickly Locates Short and Open Errors from Netlist Comparison Results and Highlights the Location)

 

 

 

Advanced Features

 

  • Database Navigator (Quick Access to Layers, Apertures, Netlists)
  • Layer Sets (Define Layer Sets for Blind & Buried Vias and MCM Stack-Up)
  • Interactive Data Grouping (Group Objects Together for Fast and Easy Editing)
  • HyperNETLIST Extraction (Supports SMT, Thru-Hole, Blind & Buried, and MCM)
  • Layer Scaling
  • Merge Multiple PCB Files)
  • Automatic Draw-to-Flash Conversion (Convert All Layers at Once, Use Mask Layer as Guide) (the “automatic” is only in a higher level product)
  • Polygon Over/Undersize

 

 

 

The following are trademarks of the indicated companies: Gerber, Ucamco N.V.; ScanCAD™, ConvertPLUS™ and ConvertPLUS ARE™ are trademarks of ScanCAD International, Inc. *All specifications and designs subject to change without notice.*

 

 

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