Macaos Gallery

Macaos Gallery is a stand-alone system for working with printed circuit boards in real world applications and simplifying your electronics production process. Whether you are part of a large organization or just a service provider in the supply chain, Macaos Gallery will help you get the
job done.

Macaos Gallery is not a design tool for PCBs. There are many good tools available for designing a single PCB. However, most such tools stop there. You get an excellent PCB design converted to an output format (such as Gerber and drill files) which may then be sent to a fabricator.

However, a single bare printed circuit board is not a finished product. Modern electronics manufacturing makes use of automated assembly lines for component placement, soldering, depanelization, test and more. The various modules in Macaos Gallery allow you to rapidly generate the data and tooling necessary for these assembly steps.

Macaos Gallery includes the following tools and modules:

  • Product Browser
    Your products (MIF files) are listed by filename. The graphic viewer allows you to view, inspect and measure any detail in the product. The browser also shows key product specifications.
  • Import
    Import a PCB product from Gerber/Drill or ODB++ data (and Pick&Place data if available). Select or define stackup, specify mask colors and other parameters, and then save the product as a MIF file.
  • Panel
    Step up a PCB board to an array (panel) suitable for assembly in a matter of seconds. Place break-off tabs automatically, or exactly as you wish. Add fiducial marks, tooling holes, bad marks, copper fill, bar codes, text, and test coupons to the panel frame.
  • Solder Paste Stencil
    Create a solder paste stencil product, from an existing PCB product or a gerber file. Choose a stencil frame or upload your own. Specify adjustments to pad openings, split or modify the shape of openings, define stepped (thinner) regions, add text and more. 
  • Assembly Mask
    Add assembly mask data (such as peel-off, glue or solder paste) to an existing PCB or panel without needing to go back to the original CAD Layout system.
  • Assembly Data Manager (EMS version only)
    Manage Pick and Place (PnP) and Bill of Materials (BOM) data for a PCB. Visually inspect and modify component placement, rotation, part numbers and more. Search for parts and suppliers  and quickly estimate the cost of all components, through an integrated interface to the Octopart database.
  • Pallet creation (EMS version only)
    Design a wave solder pallet or selective wave solder pallet. You only need to define pallet dimensions and parameters and place board fasteners. For a selective wave solder pallet simply draw the solder openings and component pockets. The rest is calculated automatically.
  • Depanelization (EMS version only)
    Generate a milling file (in G-code) for removing break-off tabs from a panel. Design a fixture to hold all boards in place during tab removal.
  • Test fixture (EMS version only)
    Design a "Bed of Nails" test fixture for a PCB. Click on holes or pads to place guide pins or test pins. Test jigs and test pins for a complete in-circuit test setup are available for purchase from the Test accessories folder.
  • Technical Documentation
    Generate technical drawings in PDF format.

We are constantly working to improve and expand Macaos Gallery. Soldering pallet designer, transport pallet designer, laser engraving of serial numbers, and output to solder paste printers are among the features we have under development. Your input to our development process is welcome. You can contact us at


Order a 30-day demo for free.

Basic Version

€250 for a single user on a single computer. Includes one year of software maintenance. Click here to purchase.

€100 for an additional year of software maintenance. Click here to purchase.

EMS Version

€3000 for a single user on a single computer. Includes one year of software maintenance. Click here to purchase.

€1500 for an additional year of software maintenance. Click here to purchase.

You must contact Macaos Support if you need to move your license to a new computer.

Users who manufacture, sell, trade, or broker bare (unpopulated) printed circuit boards must license Macaos Gallery PreCAM. Macaos Gallery Basic or Macaos Gallery EMS will not be licensed to such users. This limitation also applies to CAM/Engineering service providers (such as Pre-CAM or Quotation services) for such users.

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