A complete overview of all UcamX features can be found here:
UcamX Features & Benefits (available soon)
YELO Copper Adjuster
YELO is short for 'Yield Enhancing Layout Optimizer'. This feature automatically adjusts PCB layout and improves manufacturability. YELO:
Significantly improves board layouts within minutes
Cuts back your CAM cycle time by up to 30%
Achieves superior production yields
Delivers more reliable PCBs
Slashes production cost on every batch
YELO Copper Adjuster fixes annular rings as well as copper-to-copper and copper-to-drill/rout clearances fully automatically. It can bring copper widths in plane areas up to the desired specification, or simply removes them when the netlist allows it.
AI techniques find clever layout optimizations within the constraints of the design in a fraction of the time a human would need.
Copper Adjuster’s outstanding optimizations stem from a vast library of automatic layout edits, each of which can be allowed or disallowed individually to suit your customer’s expectations.
Remove non-functional pads on inner layers
Move traces, even and split them when necessary
Expand via and component pads
Fix rings for plated slots
Expand/Shrink via holes
Move via pad stacks
Shave regions and pads
Shave Complex Pads
Widen/eliminate copper widths
YELO Legend Adjuster
Legend ink on copper pads results in unreliable boards, clipping results in unreadable texts, PCB height differences cause
ink bleeding, etc. To counter these issues, we have developed YELO Legend Adjuster, as a part of the 'Yield Enhancing Layout Optimizer' package.
YELO Legend Adjuster features automatic text/non-text identification, comprehensive text placement checks and dedicated, easy-to-use tools to adjust the size and the position of texts, hassle-free.
YELO Legend Adjuster features:
Split view for text and non-text elements
Select/Deselect by using left/right mouse button
Backup layer provided when data is changed
Pre-defined parameter sets
Dedicated, easy-to-use tools for making text adjustments:
Real-time verification during manual text modification
Distance limitation for fast and easy text repositioning
Text scaling with automatic line width adjustment
Guided word area view
Automatic text identification
Silk DRC to locate clearance issues to drill, mask or copper
Move texts to better suiting positions
Resize entire component frames
Clipping objects still violating the specified values
YELO Legend Adjuster benefits:
Fully automatic text and frame modifications
Improving readability of legends to meet customer requirements
Slash setup-time using parameter sets
Comfortable and easy-to-use GUI
Time saving tools for text modifications
YELO Mask Adjuster
Yield Enhancing Layout Optimizer Mask Adjuster is used to:
Avert mask printed on solder pads
Prevent solder starvation
Avoid shorts to foreign copper
Alleviate the solder mask process
Reduce manual interventions for assembly procedure
You can now watch the recorded Ucamco Webinars about YELO and other interesting topics here.
Tombstone and Solder Escape Prevention
Prevent Tombstone Effects by automatically equalizing copper areas.
Significant reduction of solder escape into holes and on traces.
Secure Etch Compensation with Horns
SEC, short for Secure Etch Compensation, is a yield-improving compensation tool with unique functionality to ensure minimum clearances.
An etchant affects the copper image in very complicated ways. The shape of copper features subtly influences the etching. Secure Etch Compensation applies different compensation factors to different copper shapes.
Different spreads on different feature types
Different clearances between different feature pairs
Full spread where possible and local correction to maintain clearance
Store and retrieve Parameter Sets for fast and easy handling
Original data is saved as backup and for on-screen reference
SEC is suitable for all PCB types
Watch the video for Secure Etch Compensation below.
Etchant rounds the corners of all copper objects. This is fatal for very small SMD pads. SEC now adds Horns to protect critical SMD corners, with the right shape to protect them in your process.
Local shaving to guarantee clearance
Easy-to-use interface and simple setup
Huge time-saver vs. manually modifying layers
Another video about SEC, this time including Horns, from our Ucamco Webinars series is available here.
Pass end-customer inspection procedure with dedicated copper spread values for SMDs and pads
Meet the exact width requirements for special tracks like impedance or coils
Simplify etching by trimming copper regions to make space for compensating nearby tracks and pads
Simple to exclude texts, logos or impedance traces from compensation
Slash setup-time using parameter sets based on e.g. copper thickness or customer specifications
Perfect retracting of modifications made by SEC saving them within the job data; easily return to the original data
Higher yield due to special treatment of critical objects
Fabricate denser geometries
Improving your etching results, saving money while increasing quality
Parallel Processing, 64 bit
Parallel Processing and its highly efficient algorithms split up CPU-intensive CAM tasks (large data sets) between various CPUs of a multicore workstation and compares the smaller tiles on different logical processors. Parallel Processing delivers unsurpassed functionality, speed and capabilities at the CAM engineer's fingertips, enabling tasks to be completed in a fraction of the time needed by other CAM systems. The more CPUs on the workstation, the faster the software.
The 64 bit core engine addresses more computer memory and allows high layer count jobs or massive data volumes to process without a hitch.
Intelligent PCB panelization for Rigid, Flex and HDI PCBs in UcamX.
Visual HyperScript (VHS) is a scripting environment for UcamX. It is designed to help Ucam users to automate all kinds of operator actions. The user can record simple repetitive tasks or he can build complete applications with Launch Pads and interactive Dialogs. Scripting is fun and can be done by people with any skill level.
The HyperScript API Reference Guide can be found in the UcamX Help Menu.
Professional Java programmers tool for advanced scripting of UcamX functionality.