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With over 9500 seats worldwide, Frontline Genesis 2000® is the leading PCB pre-production CAM system, integrating design analysis with automatic data optimization to deliver precise PCB tooling data with unparalleled accuracy and speed.
Frontline Genesis 2000® provides optimized CAM via full pre-production automation for PCB fabricators. Extensive plug-in DFM programs cut cycle time and increase yields dramatically. A true CAD/EDA download, fully translated into ODB++ Design, complemented by seamless integration with all system modules and third-party programs, ensures timely and accurate processing of bare board data.
Frontline Genesis 2000® offers a field-proven, modular pre-production solution for automating the front end engineering process - from your customer's door to your production floor. Automated planning, job analysis, editing and workflow management enable you to maintain total control of your processes every step of the way.
Frontline Genesis 2000® allows you to combine planning, product engineering and tooling into a single process, and equally important, into a single database. Modular integration and a user-friendly environment translate into higher throughput and real cost-savings. A new DFM environment boasts a vast variety of powerful yet flexible DFM programs, field-proven to significantly increase manufacturing yields.
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The Auto Drill Manager automates numerous time-consuming operations, including manual graphic editing, mathematical calculations, and extensive post processing.
ADM directly cuts costs through enhanced drill path optimization and substantial quality improvements. ADM works with all major drill formats, including Excellon I & II, Sieb & Meyer 1000 & 3000, PDA, Posalux, Hitachi, and Trudrill
The Auto Rout Manager fully automates rout programming, eliminating post-processing and minimizing the user interaction and cycle times required to create production-ready rout outputs
Operators create specific machine-dependent NC files on the fly while outputting the NC data to the production floor. NC configuration files are created for each rout machine type available on the production floor
Microvia enabling technology includes over 80 analysis categories including aspect ratio, spacing between entry drill points of consecutive layers, annular rings at various points along the Microvia hole, and more. A unique analysis differentiates between PTH, NPTH, via, and microvia attributes on drill programs, signal layers, and solder masks.
High Density Interconnection tools deliver critical etch compensation functionality, automatic editing tools, and more, enhancing productivity and yield.
The Sub-Panel Optimizer is the only array optimizer capable of handling incoming array data and retaining array information while separating it from PCB data.Dramatically improves array design tooling speed and efficiency.
Automated tooling solution for bed of nails and moving probe testing shortens lead time for testing and delivers seamless data integrity with Genesis 2000® through ODB++. A wide selection of DFT tools increases board testability.
The Netlist Optimizer is a graphical package that identifies true end points (net ends) on nets and improves bare board electrical testing by reducing the number of points to be probed, while still providing a comprehensive test.
Adds tie bar lines from relevant nets to beyond the edge of the board to enable gold plating. Adds test point pads to these tie bar lines, providing access to the tie bars to run electrical tests on them, instead of testing the original gold plated pads.
The Panel Optimizer optimizes panel and material utilization for a range of PCB shapes, calculating layout options and analyzing the results.
The AOI interface supports direct reference to CAM data. Defining analysis parameters in CAM cuts machine time and guarantees accurate reference data. A variety of popular AOI machines are supported. See Supported interfaces:
Supported AOI interfaces
The Plotter Interface maximizes integration with and improved control of plotter machines through setting of production parameters on CAM. Plot stamp support enhances photo tool tracking. See supported interfaces:
Supported plotter interfaces
Ball Grid Array tools include Tie Bar Generation, Etch Compensation, Advanced Teardrop Creation, and Advanced Auto Pad substitution.
Significantly slash bus-editing time by applying changes to all traces in the bus in one go. Perform a range of bus editing operations including drawing a bus, moving triplets, connecting two busses, rounding corners, evenly spacing bus tracks, unifying the angles of all lines in a bus, and creating a bus to connect two connectors.
The Rout Dimensions Editor can draw complex rout patterns from customer prints including arcs, angles, and internal cutouts.
Recognizes all combinations of line drawn pads and automatically reconstructs them into proper pads. Data reduction and added intelligence help improve tooling quality and reduce costs.
Improve your data integrity with a new verification tool that allows you to graphically compare steps from same or different jobs. Run a batch graphic compare and view the differences on all layers in just seconds.
Compare netlists per layer or subassembly to quickly locate netlist problems on large nets.
Allows the user to create fill patterns with standard hatch and cross-hatch patterns without the need to first create special symbols for this purpose.
Convert feature to laser drill pattern
Certain CAD systems output surfaces as outlines that consist of lines and arcs, known as cutting data. The Cutting Data function converts sequences of lines and arcs into legal Genesis surfaces for regular board production.
Automatic pad substitution of drawn die bonds figure SMT pads in a fan construction.
Run Critical Via Checks to identify and create marks (on a separate mark layer) and critical vias. Critical vias are vias that, when missing, create an open in the electrical net.
Check that plating mask clearances do not exceed one board net on the related outer layers. View reports comparing spacing and annular ring measurements on the plating mask with outer layer copper measurements.
Create and output an optimized netlist for a defined subassembly, without changing the matrix and before the final assembly.
Assign different scaling to different step locations on the panel, when outputting layers to Orbotech plotters.
Supports economical and effective chemical processing. Improves the stability of thin inner cores to reduce copper-related waste treatment costs. Automatically balances outer layers to ensure uniform copper plating.
Performs global optimization in minutes, eliminating hours of tedious work and delivering enhanced results. Automatically fixes all violations.
Searches each layer for text and nomenclatures, automatically assigning a text attribute to these features. The features are then removed from analysis and automatic edits not applicable to text. Frees memory by preventing the re-evaluation of the same group of lines and saves time by reducing false calls.
Searches for and eliminates frequently hidden redundant features. Prevents generation of superfluous data to Photo Plotters and Electrical Test.
Based on user-defined rules, avoids slivers by intelligently clipping the silkscreen, resulting in a legible silkscreen. Minimum widths for text are maintained.
Dramatically cuts manual editing time by executing automated signal layer optimization in seconds.
Reduces data size and enables correct analysis by locating drawn lines within the design and replacing them with a single feature.
Copper extends the life cycle of drill bits by distinguishing between drills, on the basis of the number of layers where the drills touch copper. Works in conjunction with the Auto Drill Manager.
Eliminates neck down, caused by line to line and line to pad connections, by widening lines to achieve uniform line width.
Automatically adjusts solder paste layer to ensure correction location and proportions of solder paste stencil cutouts.
Reduces risk of shorts between ultra-fine lines within a running bus across inner/outer layers. Minimizes the run length of a multi-line channel by automatically enlarging its footprint width, using available space on the layer surface.
Non-Linear Scaling adjusts CAM output data by stretching manufacturing tools in a non-linear manner to compensate for material distortion through manufacturing, where simple idealized X-Y scaling is too limiting.
Allows copper to be added in pad corners, compensating for production-related etching deficiencies. Automatically performs etch compensation for BGA-boards and SMD pads. Maintains the design integrity of complex, high-density boards.
Helps avoid resist chips by searching the design for pinholes and automatically repairing them.
Prevents disconnections and shorts by optimizing power and ground layer clearances and annular rings, without impacting electrical connectivity or compromising manufacturing constraints.
Prevents impaired electrical connectivity resulting from drill breakouts towards an entering vector, by automatically thickening the vector's entrance location to the pad. Fillet shaped tear drops are available.
Removes non-functional pads to prevent redundant drilling, unnecessary amortization of machines, risk of shorts and more.
Designed to enlarge specific pads in nets with gold plated pads while preserving spacing specification. Introduces uneven etching for the nets that contain both gold-plated elements and copper elements.
Frontline Genesis 2000® creates a seamless pre-production environment for automating processes, from the customer’s door to the production floor.
Frontline Genesis 2000® combines planning, product engineering, and tooling into a single seat, supported by a unified ODB++ Design database. Add modular integration and an intuitive interface and you have unmatched bottom line results: higher throughput and measurable cost savings.
With the most extensive line-mode command access in the industry and embedded automation tools, you can automate planning, job analysis, editing, photo-tool creation, drill, rout, fixturing, AOI, electrical testing outputs, and workflow management.
The accuracy of ODB++ Design contour-based algorithms means high repeatability, improved quality, and complete tooling consistency.
Import CAD/EDA data via the ODB++ Design database. ODB++ Design contains a range of electrical, mechanical and graphic entities, and multiple attribute capabilities. ODB++ Design transfers information seamlessly, without sacrificing critical data.
Serving as a central repository for all Frontline Genesis 2000® information and activities, ODB++ Design is a channel for full interdepartmental integration and improved communications.
Use Frontline Genesis 2000®’s powerful Design for Manufacture (DFM) tools to automate and self-check processes, quickly and without errors.
In just a few hours, you can customize DFM programs for copper balancing, pinhole elimination, soldermask, silkscreen and signal layer optimization, legend detection, redundant vector removal, and line unification.
Stay on top of every detail and keep your entire team up-to-date with the Frontline Genesis 2000® Framework Module that delivers electronic WorkForms, WorkFlows, and Java-based CyberForms and CyberFlows. Cut paperwork while supporting communication between fabricator, customer, and board designer.