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FAB 3000 - Revision History

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FAB 3000 Version 7.4.25 Released

02 September, 2015

Gerber Import - Better handle files generated from Pulsonix 8.5 with sub-micron arcs.
Netlist Import - Fixed crash that occurred when importing a specific customer supplied IPC Netlist file.
Convert to Polygon has been improved.
About 5 other minor bug fixes.

FAB 3000 Version 7.4.24 Released

31 August, 2015

Layer Detection Table has been added to Setup menu. Used to automatically determine Gerber layer types by file name.
Copper Pour now has the ability to fill out the the PCB border.
Copper Pour now has the ability to fill multiple layers simultaneously.
Circle detection has been improved.
Drill file detection has been improved (used by AutoLoad and Open Folder).
Panelize Wizard is much faster when a large number of unique Jobs is required for merge onto a panel.
Gerber Import - Better import complex polygons.
About 5 other minor bug fixes.

FAB 3000 Version 7.4.22 Released

18 August, 2015

Ability to import Matrix with up to different 500 Jobs. Perfect for large groups and universities.
Panelize Wizard can more efficiently handle a large number of Jobs (up to 500)
Panelize Wizard doesn't need to Jobs be open.
Support for AutoCAD 2016 DWG/DXF files.
Import Matrix has the option to assign Insert Origin for Panel/StepRepeat (default is lower-left)
Build Components:  Automated angle detection of components has been improved.
Open Folder no longer crashes.
Close Workspace does not "freeze" after import matrix.
Layer Synchronization within the Matrix has been fixed.
About 15 other minor bug fixes.

FAB 3000 Version 7.4.20 Released

23 July, 2015

Automated Import for Altium generated files: Gerber, NC, IPC Netlist, and configuration files.
Netlist Extraction (faster handling of anti-pads and complex polygons on plane layers).
IPC Netlist Import has been improved.
IPC Netlist Comparison has been improved.
DXF Export has been improved.
GDSII Export has been improved.
Gerber Export of components has been improved.
Layer Type detection has been improved. FAB 3000 more easily detect Gerber layer types.
Correctly display drop-down control in some tables.
Automatic Circle Detection has been improved.
About 5 other minor bug fixes.

FAB 3000 Version 7.4.17 Released

30 June, 2015

Centroid Export can now include all BOM import information in separate columns (such as Manufacturer, Part Number, Distributor #, etc.)
Matrix Import has ADD Array to allow creation of objects during import.
Centroid Import has been improved.
BOM Import has been improved.
Microsoft Excel Import.
Convert Gerber Layer to Drill has been improved.
Output DFM Error(s) as Gerber Layer and Text file has been improved.
Matrix Import NCTOOLS Array has been improved.
About 3 other minor bug fixes.

FAB 3000 Version 7.4.16 Released

26 June, 2015

Print Dialog with extended options such as Tile Images, and more.
PDF Export Dialog with extended options such as Tile Images, and more.
Linux 64-bit Update.  FAB 3000 for Linux has been tested to be up to 4X faster.
Dialog OK and Cancel buttons are more easily visible.
Menu item for direct access to the LUA Help guide.
20 new LUA API's have been added.
GDSII Import option to Flatten all cell hierarchy.
DFM Checks have additional logic to limit any false positives.
More intuitive overwrite prompt.
Auto-Rout: PCB Border can automatically create new tool sizes.
Auto-Rout: PCB Cutout can automatically create new tool sizes
Film Wizard has additional options to Crop, Add Cutlines, and more.
Update of Used Layers in layer control has been improved.
Generate PDF PCB Report has been improved.
Properties Dialog now allows editing of Arcs.
Draw Panel box has been improved.
Gerber Export has been improved for latest Gerber standards.
During Gerber export corrected the extension file names.
Draw Film Box has been corrected.
About 15 other minor bug fixes.

FAB 3000 Version 7.4.8 Released

16 April, 2015

Export File/Folder has been improved.  Uses most recent folder selected for export.
Centroid Table now exports Footprint name (optional).
5 other minor fixes.

FAB 3000 Version 7.4.7 Released

05 April, 2015

AutoLoad Wizard - Now remembers last 15 imported folders - Save time when importing folders.
Fixed Import Files. Would always open in the default FAB 3000 home folder - now it remembers the previous folder selected.
Fixed Open Workspace. Would always open in the default FAB 3000 home folder - now it remembers the previous folder selected.

FAB 3000 Version 7.4.6 Released

24 March, 2015

Generate Border Profile - Automatically scan and detect a PCB border profile from Gerber files.
Redline Markup has been improved.
DXF/DWG Import - Better support for IDAutomation TrueType font used to generate QR Codes.
Highlight Net uses the correct color to display composite areas.
PCB Preview uses the correct color to display composite areas.
Export Folder (Default) - Lets you assign a constant default folder when exporting data.
FAB 3000 better remembers previous folder used, to save time when navigating though directories.
Added Scale Layer to menu in Layer Widget. Perfect to automatically scale drill or other files that were imported with incorrect scale.
Improved Hover highlighting over text objects.
Gerber Import - Now detects Silkscreen layer types during import from Mentor generated Gerbers.

FAB 3000 Version 7.4.5 Released

18 March, 2015

Panelization Drawing - Easily generate a detailed fabrication drawing for an entire panel.
Edit Job Inserts - Now optimized to edit arrayed pcbs within a panel.
Improved display resolution.  Smaller objects are now more visible.
Drag and Drop now available. Simply Drag and Drop any files or folder directly onto the FAB 3000 desktop icon -- and FAB 3000 will instantly load all data.
Import/export files and folders with UNICODE characters. Previous versions could not accept any files or folder with unicode characters.
NC Import - Improved support for loading nested Step and repeat codes.
SMT Stencil Scale Apertures - Custom apertures used to create custom stencil pads may now be scaled.
Gerber Import - Handle custom apertures with unlimited primitives. Previous versions would stall when loading custom aperture that had over 1000 primitives in the definitions.
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