PCBSynergy is an Offline
Programming Tool for various Surface Mount Machines and a Bill of
It works with the Altium/Protel family of CAD formats, as well as Cadstar, Eagle,GenCAD, Kicad, Orcad, PADS and Excel PCBCSV files which are
exported from other PCB CAD programs.
It generates files for over 80 different SMT machines from 11 manufacturers.
Unlike competing software products it takes about 5 minutes or less to generate a new file for a first time SMT machine user.
Being currently free it is a good choice to practice on a newly acquired older machine.
Its interface is designed a little differently to a standard Windows Application.
With the File convertor/generator paradigm in mind, the initial Screen you see is the file input and output locations.
You initially set these up and then move to the second screen, which sets the Options you may wish to select.
Next you hit the Process button which is on both the Files and Options screens for convenience.
This will then generate all the output files. You may then want to add costings to the Output files.
You then go to the Library screen to do this by importing costs in an Excel CSV file.
Other dialogs exist for generating Board Offsets (The Origin Calculator). This application was
designed for the small electronics establishment that may have only one standalone SMT machine.
It aims to make the organization of ordering and purchasing components, and setting up an SMT machine less painful.
Since it uses CSV files for its cost setup, it is not a replacement for a full blown MRP (Material Resource Planning)
Database or a multi-machine SMT line file generator.
Opening an Eagle XML file. This screen has had the MRU file dropdownList added.
Opening a new
Kicad_pcb file with PCBSynergy, The new Kicad Icon has been added to
Version 18.104.22.168d Beta Release
new PCB CSV reading. This will read just about any exported CSV (that
is comma, tab,space
separated PCB file generated by just about any PCB program.) If not a little judicious editing of column labels should make it work!
Version 22.214.171.124c Beta Release
new Zevatech/Juki outputs 470, 560, HLC (P3B,PRO,G2H)
Added MPI (sb0), Added GCPlace
Version 126.96.36.199b Beta Release
Added feeder swapping. minor fix in Mydata TP Sys 2.7
Added more Juki 2000 and 700 series and Yamaha YP/YG machines, more Panasonic machines.
Updated Options tab, User interface cleansing, more work on feeder swapping(bug fix in Beta).
Added Checkbox for value and footprint in feeder output. Review of all existing output formats.
Fixed Altium Designer multiple schematic reading
Revised PCB Viewer
This is a jpeg of the revised PCB Viewer with a complex double layer Altium file (IMX6REX )
This is a JPEG of a part of
the VNA at Github/loxodes
New Fixed Feeders Tab Added
This is the new Fixed Feeders Option for installing existing fixed feeders into the current feeder list and then into the output files.
Setup 188.8.131.52.exe (Windows
version only) Download
Setup 184.108.40.206.exe (Windows version only) Download
Documentation (Word DOC) Download
Documentation Version 7(Word DOC) Download
Example file (Protel PCB) Download
Changelog (Txt) Download