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FAB 3000 Version 8.3.0 Released

27 April, 2021

 New Feature

 Improved Feature

 Fixed Feature

MATRIX Files have been embedded into the editor. Easily automate tasks and create powerful scripts for importing, panelization, DFM Checks, and more.
Attribute have been expanded allowing for Selection, Group Editing, Search, and highlighting. 
Unlimited UNDO/REDO.
Extract and Generate Pad Stacks.
ODB++ Import.  Pin Names. Ignore zero length lines.
ODB++ Export.  Exported Netlist has been improved for compatible with all industry PCB testing software.
Component Package Editor has been improved.  
Netlist viewing can toggle between single and multiple select.
Component viewing can toggle between single and multiple select.
Gerber Import has been improved.
GDS-II Export has been improved.

25 GUI Improvements have been made.

15 other minor bugs/fixes have been resolved.

 

UP NEXT:  Full support for the latest IPC-2581 revision, continued GUI improvements, Improved STEP Export for 3D simulators, and more.

FAB 3000 Version 8.2.8 Released

09 March, 2021

 New Feature

 Improved Feature

 Fixed Feature

Fabrication Report now includes total count of Net End Points.  Which calculated the number of net ends in order to better determine the cost of a test jig.
Import Matrix blobs from CloudDFM.com  Great to test and preview results directly on your desktop before using CloudDFM.com.  Located at menu: File | Import | Compressed File... 
ODB++ Export. The exported netlist is now compatible with all industry PCB testing software.
Default Units has been improved. https://support.numericalinnovations.com/support/discussions/topics/14000014793

Measure Object to Object was fixed.

10 other minor bugs/fixes have been resolved.

 

FAB 3000 Version 8.2.4 Released

14 February, 2021

 New Feature

 Improved Feature

 Fixed Feature

DFM Check:  Reduced False Positives for Drill-Pad Annular Ring.
DFM Check:  Removed Performance bottle-neck.
3 other minor bugs/fixes have been resolved.

 

FAB 3000 Version 8.2.3 Released

04 February, 2021

 New Feature

 Improved Feature

 Fixed Feature

DFM Check: Find Missing Copper Pads. Searches for copper pads missing on either Top or Bottom layers.
DFM Check: Minimum Clearance between SMT Stencil Pads.
DFM Check: Minimum Clearance between SMT Stencil Pad and border.
Import Matrix has new features added (see Matrix file definition for more details). https://www.numericalinnovations.com/pages/fab-3000-matrix-file-description

Command-Line features (to automate FAB 3000) have been improved, 

https://www.numericalinnovations.com/pages/fab-3000-command-line-description

DXF Export better supports newer AutoCAD versions.
DFM Check:  Reduced False Positives for overlapping/duplicate geometries.
All PDF Reports: Long text descriptions better fit now using word wrap.
10other minor bugs/fixes have been resolved.

 

FAB 3000 Version 8.2.0 (64-bit) Released

25 November, 2020

 New Feature

 Improved Feature

 Fixed Feature

First 64-bit version of FAB 3000 released with improved performance and ability to process larger files.
3D Engine has been completely redone for optimized 3D STEP/STL Conversions.
BOM File Comparison.  Find and highlight any differences between CAM Files (Gerber, ODB+, IPC2581) and BOM/Centroid files.
Generate a specific defined DFM Check PDF Report, https://support.numericalinnovations.com/discussions/topics/14000017225
ODB++ Import and Export have been improved.
BOM Import has been improved, plus added templates for Altium and Eagle BOM files.
FAB 3000 Matrix file capabilities have been drastically improved. The matrix file allows you to automate just about any Gerber/CAM related task including: DFM Checks, Panelization, Editing, Exporting, and much more. https://www.numericalinnovations.com/pages/fab-3000-matrix-file-description
DFM Check. Find Missing mask clearances has been improved.
DFM Check.  Minimum Annular Ring for Drill-SMT Stencil Pad has been improved.
DFM Assembly Check. Find Invalid Component Reference Designators has been improved.
DFM Assembly Check. BOM comparison has been improved.
Object Selection has been fixed.
PDF Report - Text not fitting in the proper area has been fixed.
Aperture Rules dialog crash has been fixed.
22 other minor bugs/fixes have been resolved.

FAB 3000 Version 8.1.40 Released

23 July, 2020

 New Feature

 Improved Feature

 Fixed Feature

DFM Check. Minimum Annular Ring: Drill to SMT Pads.
DFM Check. Annular Ring Checks have reduced false positives when multiple flashed pads overlap.
DFM Check.  Minimum Clearance: Solder Mask to Copper has reduced false positives.
DFM Check. Detect Acid Traps has reduced false positives.
8 other minor bugs/fixes have been resolved.

 COMING NEXT MONTH is FAB 3000 Version 8.2 (64-bit) with new 3D Engine, optimized 3D STEP conversions, improved performance, and so much more!

FAB 3000 Version 8.1.37 Released

13 July, 2020

 New Feature

 Improved Feature

 Fixed Feature

Stack up Layers control. Hover box quickly shows all attributes of each stackup layer.
Stack up Layers control. Dropdown can be used to display affected layers in the stackup per the Drill file.
Stack up Layers control. Display Total thickness of the entire stackup.  Automatically adjusts when changes are made to the stackup.
DFM Check. Minimum Clearance: Solder Mask to Copper.
Stack up Layers control.  Easier to sort layers used in the stackup.  Drag up/down.
8 other minor bugs/fixes have been resolved.

 

FAB 3000 Version 8.1.35 Released

23 June, 2020

 New Feature

 Improved Feature

 Fixed Feature

Stack up Layers control. Build and save stack ups for reuse.
Auto-Fit Panel.  Automatically adjusts panel size based on inserted jobs.
Panel Wizard. You can now define separate X and Y spacing when running Panel Wizard.
ODB++ Import. Improved performance when importing large ODB++ files.
Layers Table.  Can now generate reports in any units (mm, mils, microns, inch) -- previously only Inch was permitted.
PCB Fabrication Report.  Right Click over any layer in the Design Navigator and select "Properties...".  Edit attributes and more.
Calculate Panel Efficiency. 
Compare Jobs has been improved with reduced false positives.
5 other minor bugs/fixes have been resolved.

 

FAB 3000 Version 8.1.30 Released

31 May, 2020

 New Feature

 Improved Feature

 Fixed Feature

Gerber Export. "Optimize/Fix Polygons" ensures high resolution gerber files are free of any (self-intersections, bow-ties, etc.).
ODB++ Export.  An option to assign overall board thickness attribute is now available.
ODB++ Export. Output Text now has an option to retain Dynamic Text.
DFM Check. "Minimum Clearance: SMT Stencil (Pad to Pad)" has been added. Let us know if you any additional DFM Checks.
Centroid Export.  Now has the option to Mirror output either Vertically or Horizontally.
Layer Properties.  Right Click over any layer in the Design Navigator and select "Properties...".  Edit attributes and more.
Layer Table. Assign layer thickness.
Compare Layers has been improved with reduced false positives.
Compare Jobs has been improved with reduced false positives.
Components Table.  Modified components maintain attributes.  
12 other minor bugs/fixes have been resolved.

 

FAB 3000 Version 8.1.23 Released

14 April, 2020

Export Gerber using EasyGerb format. Added an option to output Gerbers exactly as if they were generated from EasyGerb.
Open Workspace will automatically repair damaged or corrupted workspace files (*.wrk).
Import and Export latest Microsoft Excel Files (*.xlsx and*.xls).
BOM Export can now export as Microsoft Excel (previously only CSV).
Typing commands manually inside the command now functions properly.
Export 3D STEP will only add Dielectric layers when missing.
Open and Save DWG/DWG Import configuration file has been fixed.
Custom Aperture Editor - prevent any crash while saving an edited custom aperture.
5 other minor bugs/fixes have been resolved.

 

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