Compare CAM Features



FAB 3000


User Friendly & Intuitive Gerber Viewing environment.
Open and View Workspace files (*.wrk)
Save Workspace files (*.wrk)
Print to Printer
Print to PDF
Generate Realistic Photo Preview
Gerber, NC Drill, Rout, HPGL, ODB++, Netlist (IPC-D-356 / IPC-D-356A)
Import CAD and CAM aperture lists
ODB++ Components
DXF / DWG Advanced Options (Join, De-Embed,Assign Fonts, Merge, and more).
Part Centroid File
BOM File
Image (Bitmap, Tiff, PNG, Jpeg)
Matrix File
Postscript / PDF
High Resolution Bitmap (from 10MB to 2GB)
Footprint Library
3D STEP (AP 214, AP 203 & more)
Solid Works (SLDPRT)
Gerber (RS-274D, RS-274X, Fire9000)
NC Drill
NC Rout/Mill
GDS II (Calma Stream)
High Resolution Bitmap (output up to 2GB)
X/Y Part Centroid File (used for various pick & place machines)
BOM File
Footprint Library
3D STEP (AP 214, AP 203 & more)
Design Rule Check (DFM / DRC)
Minimum Check: Pad Size, Trace Width, SMT Pad Width, Annular Ring,.
Minimum Clearance: Copper to Board Edge, Outer Layers, Inner Layers, Track-Track, Track-Pad, Pad-Pad, Drill-Copper.
Drill Check: Minimum Size, Double Hits, Pads without drills, Plated Drill without Pads, Touching Drill Hits. Minimum Clearance: Plated drill to copper, Unplated Drill to copper, Drill hole spacing.
Silkscreen Check: Silkscreen over Mask
Mask Check: Find Undersize and Missing Mask Clearances.
Plane Check: Minimum Annular ring, Minimum Clearance, Minimum Width
Advanced Signal Checks: Same Net Clearance, Hole Registration, Find Redundant Pads, Find Unconnected Lines, Features Connection, Verify Text features, Find Acid Traps, Find Nonfunctional Pads, Find Net Discrepancy, Find Antennas, Copper Sliver Check.
Advanced Drill Checks: Find Drill-Plane Shorts

Advanced Silkscreen Checks: Find Silkscreen over Copper Text, Silkscreen clearance to board edge. Minimum Clearance: Sikscreen-Copper, Silkscreen-Drill, Silkscreen-Rout, Silkscreen Line-Line, Silkscreen Line-Pad, Silkscreen Pad-Pad.

Advanced Mask Checks: Find Mask Slivers, Find Solder Bridges, Detect Partial Clearances. Minimum Clearance: Mask-Rout, Draw-Draw, Draw-Pad, Pad-Pad.
Advanced Plane Checks: Minimum Thermal Airgap, Minimum Thermal Spoke Width, Minimum Plane-Rout Clearance, Find Starved Thermals, Find Power-Ground Shorts, Find Negative Plane Thermal Conflicts, Find Drill-Plane Registration Issues.
Assembly/Part Check: Minimum Clearance between Components, Minimum Component Height, Find Overlapping Components, Find Invalid Ref Des, Find Invalid Component Rotation, Detect Footprint Pad Registration.
Browse and pinpoint each DFM/DRC violations.
Generate DFM Report (as PDF, CSV, Text, and Microsoft Excel).
Manage Multiple DFM Checks simultaneously.
Edit (Move, Copy, Rotate, Delete, Flip, Scale, Explode, Array, Stretch, Split, Attributes, Vertex, Trim, Boolean, and more).
Edit Layers (Alignment, Merge, Delete, Add, and more).
Add (Flash, Trace, Polygon, Wide Path, Rectangle, Arc, Circle, Text)
Add (Multi-Line Text, Drill Hits & Rout Paths)
Add (Dimensions)
Composite Layer Editing (Build, Flatten, & Separate)
Convert Draw to Flash (Interactive)
Convert Selected Objects to Custom Aperture
Convert Selected Objects to New Job
Edit/Modify existing Custom Apertures
Film Wizard (Optimize & combines layers for film output)
DeEmbed (Detect Islands & Holes)
Boolean Operations (OR, AND, XOR, Subtract)
Edit In Place (Individually edit Inserts in place)
Find Components
Convert Draw to Flash (Selective & Automatic)
Fabrication Tools
Copper Area Calculation
Silkscreen Optimizer
Copper Pour
Etch Compensation
Pin Hole Elimination
Remove Pads (Isolated/Stacked)
Redundant Line Removal
Teardrop Creation
Grow / Shrink (Enlarge or Reduce Objects)
Remove Covered Data
Generate Paste Layer
Create Drill Layer (PTH)
Convert Gerber Layer to Drill
Netlist Extraction (handles Blind/Buried Vias & Split Planes)
Netlist Report (as PDF, CSV, Text, and Microsoft Excel).
Query Nets
Measure Net to Net
View External Nets
Apply External Nets Names
Netlist Comparison
Edit Nets
Netlist Table
Find Net Shorts
Advanced SMT Stencil Tools
Homebase Pad Conversion
C-Pad Conversion
Split Pads
Scale Pads
Pad Pitch Adjustment
Heel and Toe Edits
Add Epoxy Bars
Bow tie Pads
NC Editor
Full-Featured NC Drill & Rout Editor
Add Drill: Hole, Slot (G85), Circle (G84), Text Horizontal (M97), Text Vertical (M97).
Add Rout: Path, Slot, Circle Clockwise (G32), Circle Counter-Clockwise (G33).
Add Rout Tab
Change Rout Path Direction
Convert NC Layer to Gerber
Convert Gerber to NC Layer
Add Components
Insert Components
Footprint Detection Wizard
Silkscreen Detection Wizard
Assembly Analysis
Centroid Table Modification
BOM Table Modification
Generate and export Part Centroid File
Generate and export BOM (Bill of Materials) File
Footprint Browser (View & Organize all footprints)
Physical Comparison between Layers
Graphical Comparison between Layers
Layer Scale X/Y (Scale layers using separate X and Y values)
Physical Comparison between Jobs
Graphical Comparison between Jobs
Polygon Conversion (Convert overlapping objects to a single polygon)
Join Wizard (Close & fill open boundaries)
LUA Custom Applications
Create, Load, and Run Lua Scripts & Binary Applications
Debug Apps
Built-In App Editor (Edit & run while inside FAB 3000)
Buy, Sell, and Write Custom Lua Apps for FAB 3000
Create Physical 3D Layer Stackup with Z-Base and Thickness.
Flatten 3D Solids to 2D Geometries (polygons & flashes)
Generate 3D representations of Components with Heights (allow Mechanical CAD to verify PCB with board & component heights).
Remove Vias from Metal Areas.
Create separate 3D assemblies for Drill and Dielectrics.