What's new in Macaos Gallery

Macaos Gallery 2.4

Panel module improvements

Panel scripts

Panel script manager

The panel script feature has been expanded to support fixed size frames, as well as scripts which only add frame objects to an existing panel. If desired, board rotation in a best fit script may be disabled.

It is now also possible to add text or a bar code to a panel script. You may specify any text, or right-click on the text field to insert the product number, name, article number, description or date of panelization.

Board as couponAdd board as a test coupon

Any (small) board may be added to the panel frame as a coupon. (When selecting a board, a warning is shown if the board appears to be too large for the frame.) For each layer in the panel, data from the board is copied to the desired location in the frame.

Other tweaks

A notch may be added to the panel frame by placing a tooling hole or slot at the edge of the frame.

Diamond and octagon have been added to the available shapes for fiducial marks.

When placing an impedance coupon, if the frame width is too small for the coupon you may choose to automatically enlarge the width of one or more frame sides to accommodate the coupon width.


Import module improvements

When importing an archive which contains both Gerber/Drill and ODB++ data, the user may choose which dataset to import. (The other dataset will be ignored.)

Layers have been added for Beveled edgeCoating top and Coating bottom

It is now possible to mark drill tools as countersink. This is done in the same manner as for marking drill tools with via protection or as press-fit holes.


Assembly Data Manager improvements

Note: The ADM is only available in Macaos Gallery EMS version.

We have made numerous tweaks to streamline ADM usability. Our goal is to make the process of verifying PnP and BOM data as quick and painless as possible. Here's a list of the tweaks:

ADM module

  • New shortcut keys: Ctrl+Z=zoom to component; Ctrl+E=enter edit mode; Ctrl+S=save and exit edit mode
  • Ctrl+Click on component in viewer (to see component properties) works when in Move mode (but not other graphic modes)
  • BOM Placement list sorted in same order as component tree
  • Added Viewer button beside BOM list buttons in toolbar

Add component/Add fiducial

  • When adding a component, you may copy properties from the component selected in the component tree
  • Warn if specified designator is a duplicate and show alternatives
  • After adding a component or fiducial, the module remains in add component or add fiducial mode
  • Does not reload view if focused component's layer is already visible

Component treeComponent tree

  • Filter list by designator
  • "All approved" icons at parent level(s)
  • Value or OrigDescr is shown in the tooltip of Component level items
  • Hide approved components
  • Buttons to expand or collapse all levels of tree
  • Added MechanicalFuse, and Crystal component styles
  • Set Equivalent or Better for selected components
  • Set or remove Include in PnP Output for selected components
  • Set zoom size for double-click on component

Component editor

  • Check box for Allow Equivalent or Better

Import BOM

  • Add column to source grid
  • Edit text in selected cells (both grids)
  • Edit text in all cells of selected column (both grids)
  • Specify default mounting style when no column mapped for mounting style

Other improvements

A major change in this release is under the hood. We have increased the resolution of our internal database from 100 nm to 1 nm. Among other things, this will greatly reduce round-off errors in determining the center of arc objects.

Viewer: When measuring, the angle from start to end point is also displayed.