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PDI PC Board Prototyping Kit
PDI PC Board Prototyping Kit
 



Retail Price: $595.00


Availability: Usually Ships in 24 to 48 Hours
Product Code: PDI-PCB-CAM

Description
 
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PC Board CAM
PC Board CAM software allows you to turn your MDX machine into a PC Board manufacturing solution. Using your PC Board designs from other PC Board Design packages you can import your manufacturing file into PC Board CAM and quickly and easily create the information the Roland MDX machines need to make your PC Boards.

If you also need a design software we recommend our complete PC Board Design and Make Solution.

Receive this software free
with purchase of Roland MDX-540SA, MDX-540S, MDX-540A, MDX-540, MDX-50, MDX-40A
Contact sales@pdi3d.com to learn how.

How It Works

PC Board CAM writes instructions for the Roland milling machine to create the PC board design. It works very easily and follows your design you created in your PC Board Design software. The MDX creates a circuit by engraving around each circuit path with a fine point tool onto conventional copper clad PCB board. This process is called isolation engraving. While not electronically necessary, it is also possible to remove the unused copper to provide an excellent "prototype" of a conventional printed circuit board. If suitable tools are available for the machine, the software will also allow the holes to be drilled and the circuit board profile to be milled out. It is possible to take a fully finished board from the machine, engraved, drilled and ready to solder.

Included Items
PC Board CAM Software (Download)
PC Board Supplies Document (PDF email)-
Where to buy board, tools, and drills direct.

Kit Contents
PC Board CAM Software USB Thumb Drive or CDROM
Engraving Tool .25mm tip (used for isolation milling)
Drill 10 Pcs from .3mm to 1.2mm
2 Pieces Copper Clad Starter PC Board
1 Adhesive Hold Down System

Shipping
A download link and license file will be sent to the email address on file in 24-48 hours. The software will work without the license file, but will be limited to how many lines can be milled. All save functionality works so you can prepare files until the license code is received. The kit will ship 24-48 hours after the order has been received.

This product can be downloaded immediately after it is purchased.
Request immediate download email sales@pdi3d.com

System Requirements
The software will run on any Windows system using Windows 95. 98, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8. Although the software can run on a computer with minimum resources for any of the operating systems, large drawings may benefit from a more powerful machine to improve speed.

Machine Compatibility
Use with the Roland MDX-540SA, MDX-540S, MDX-540A, MDX-540, MDX-50, MDX-40A, MDX-40, SRM-20, MDX-20, MDX-15

Software Compatibility
Gerber Scientific Instruments Flasher (*.GRR, *.GBR)
Ares Gerber File (*.TOP, *.BOT)
Eagle Gerber File (*.CMP, *.SOL)
Orcad Gerber File(*.TOP, *.BOT)
Osmond Gerber File (*.GRR, *.GBR)
Pads Gerber File (*.PHO, *.ART)
PCB-Wizard Gerber File (*.GB0, *.GB1)
Protoel Gerber File (*.GTL, *.GBL)
Win Typon-5 File (*.WT5)

Training
The PC Board CAM Software comes with limited training materials. It is very easy to use and we recommend that if you will take an hour after you receive the product to click through all the buttons you will quickly learn what each is used for. If you need additional training you can schedule and purchase an online training session with us. We are sorry but we can not offer free training on the software.

Step by Step Process
1. Import your file from your PC Board design software
2. Set your machine x,y origin reference
3. Calculate the contours (one button) to isolate your circuits
4. Save your cutting file
5. Send the cutting file to your machine