Macaos Gallery PreCAM

Macaos Gallery PreCAM is the ideal Pre-CAM solution for PCB manufacturers, resellers and traders. It adds a powerful price calculation and quotation generation functionality to Macaos Gallery, allowing you to respond to RFQs (Reqests for Quotation) within just a couple of minutes.

Macaos Gallery PreCAM adds the following tools and modules to Macaos Gallery Basic version:

  • Quotations
    The quotation module in Macaos Gallery PreCAM allows you to instantly calculate prices for any quantity and lead time. You can generate a quotation for your customer and mail it to them in a matter of seconds.
  • Quotation archive
    Each quotation you generate is archived. The archive helps with sales followup.
  • Price editor
    Use the price editor module to specify your pricing parameters. You may define different price lists to meet different needs. Nearly 200 different pricing parameters are supported.

Macaos Gallery PreCAM includes the following Macaos Gallery 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. Numerous relevant characteristics are automatically calculated, and you can easily inspect and measure for minimum feature sizes. Choose from a number of pre-defined stackups, or define a custom buildup and generate a high quality technical drawing.
  • 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.
  • Technical Documentation
    Generate technical drawings in PDF format.

Macaos Gallery PreCAM+EMS also includes the following Macaos Gallery tools and modules:

  • Assembly Data Manager
    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
    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
    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
    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.


Order a 30-day demo for free.

€5000 per year

Includes one named user on one computer. Contact Macaos Support if a named user needs access from more than one computer.

€800 per year for each additional named user at the same site.

Macaos Gallery PreCAM+EMS: The additional price for access to the EMS modules (Assembly Data Manager, Pallet Designer, Depanel Fixture, Test fixture) is €1500 per year for the first user and €200 per year for each additional user.

Users who manufacture, sell, trade, or broker bare (unpopulated) printed circuit boards must license Macaos Gallery PreCAM. Macaos Gallery (Basic  or EMS version) 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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