Isolation milling

 

ISOCAM

The situation:

You designed a PCB with your CAD package and now want to make a prototype or a small series by etching or by isolation milling.

 

The questions:

  • How do you check and correct the drill-, rout- and plot-data, their dimension and layer registration?
     
  • Do you want to make your prototype by isolation milling?

 

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The answers:

  • IsoCAM reads your Gerber-, HP/GL, and drill files. It offers you editing facilities like shift, mirror, copy, paste, delete and more on single vectors, groups of elements or entire layers.
  • IsoCAM can convert data into all of the above mentioned formats. Windows Postscript output allows making film artworks.
  • IsoCAM comes with a worthy isolation milling converter with the feature of using two different tools in once and with the possibility of creating copper rubout areas.
  • The aperture table and the tool rack can be edited, saved and printed. A converter automatically reads the aperture information from most CAD packages.

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ISOCAM PRO

Another, even more sophisticated CAM package is available. This should be your favorite choice if you

  • need more than just an isolation milling engine or
  • want to make front panels or do cut-out routing of PCBs or
  • have to prepare board data for external customers or
  • need data uplink to PCB production houses or
  • have to prepare data for both cnc machines and photoplotter artwork at a time

Feature overview:
Isocam © and Isocam Pro © have lots of functions and features. In the table below you'll find the most important ones.

Isocam ©

Standard

Pro

Gerber input / output (standard/extended)

YES

YES

HPGL input / output

YES

YES

Excellon output for milling data

NO

YES

DXF input / output

NO

YES

Bitmap input

NO

YES

Drill input / output

YES

YES

G-code output

YES

YES

ARC optimize

NO

YES

Scaling

NO

YES

Scale / auto-rotate bitmap

NO

YES

Auto detect drill holes in bitmap

NO

YES

Save Job file

YES

YES

Create milling data

YES

YES

Create milling data using two tools

YES

YES

Create milling data for selected object

NO

YES

Undo/Redo

YES

YES

Max. number of layers

32

64

Units: Mils / mm / Inch / HPGL

YES

YES

Design rules checker

YES

YES

Show milling direction

NO

YES

Change milling direction

NO

YES

Change starting point of milling chain

NO

YES

Select whole milling chain

NO

YES

Create solder mask

NO

YES

Snap to nearest endpoint

YES

YES

Auto synchronize layers

YES

YES

Add fixing holes

YES

YES

Create rub outs

YES

YES

Create board cuts

YES

YES

Mirror-function

YES

YES

Powerfill zoom function

YES

YES

Add objects

YES

YES

Select complete net

NO

YES