PhCNC LS is a software specifically designed for
PCB (Printed Circuit Board) prototyping. It generates an output G code, which allows the creation of prototypes, on practically any 3-axis CNC machine. It can save significant amount of money/time for anyone who already has a CNC system on hand that is accurate enough for the job. Due to the very specific requirements for Z axis performance (High RPM and very precise tool penetration) your CNC system may not give you the results that you can achieve using our prototyping machines. Please make all tests offered before you purchase this product.
PhCNC LS is a light version of our PhCNC software (offered with the machines from the series Accurate 3xx/5xx/4xx/6xx). The software generates a output G-code program for insulation, copper rubout, drilling, cutting and stencil manufacturing (top and / or bottom layer).
PhCNC LS
does not include CNC controller, but only a hardware simulator of CNC machine (PhCNC360LS USB dongle):
                          

• Enhanced version of PhCNC LS (PhCNC LS Pro) - Price: Ask for quote

List of available operations for PhCNC LS Pro:
File import Gerber RS-274X files; Excellon Drill and Definition files; AutoCAD DXF 2D files; CAM350 files
PhCNC project files Load / save / import PhCNC project files (PHJ) in case of repeated projects machining
Object manipulations Copy/ Delete/ Select/ Deselect/ Move/ Rotate/ Group/ Ungroup of objects and groups
Undo / Redo Undo and redo for all object operations
Insulation Insulation traces with up to 8 insulation tools
Rubout Assign rubout regions. Rubout with up to 16 tools (8 rubout tools + 8 insulation tools)
Remove spikes (IPD) Remove residual copper that remains as spikes (Insulation Problem Detector)
DRV & FI Automatic detection of design rules violation (DRV) & forced insulation (FI) option for the problematic areas
Breakout tabs Insertion of small interruptions of the cutout contour that allow the ready board to remain firmly attached to the main work piece
Vector text Allows insertion of simple vector text into the design or as a separate project
Holes and pads insertion Insertion of holes and pads
Panelization PCB panelization
Gerber Export Export gerber & drill files
Print Print gerber files
Contour selection Select inner / outer tool diameter compensation for all cutting operations
Visualization modes Various modes of visualization of the project layers
"Machining window" For machining of a pre-selected area of the project or processing of oversized projects along X axis
"Peck" mode "Peck" mode solution for all high aspect ratio machining
Tools selection Selection of tools for insullation, rubout, drill, cutout and stencil
G code output • Generation of G program for Insulation (top and bottom layer).
• Generation of G program for Rubout (top and bottom layer).
• Generation of G program for Drill (top or bottom layer).
• Generation of G program for Cutout (top or bottom layer).
• Generation of G program for Stencil (top and/or bottom layer).

Important:
In order to use G code on your CNC machine you must have a compatible driver software. It is recommended, before you purchase our software to do the following:
• Install
PhCNC Demo, in order to review and test your projects (Gerber RS274-X & Excellon files)
• Execute the testing G code (G test), generated by PhCNC LS on your CNC machine

PhCNC LS has two modes of operation, namely, the CAM and CNC modes. At start up, PhCNC LS enters the CAM mode, where you can open your files and edit the final layout of your prototype. Here, you can also specify the tools, which will be used when the prototype PCB is being produced by your CNC machine.
In the CNC Mode, the user can execute (optional) the programs that have been generated by PhCNC LS to simulate the control of your CNC machine.

  CAM mode CNC mode
 

The CNC mode of PhCNC LS is a hardware simulator of CNC machine with parameters, set-up by the user (working sizes, tool paths, design, …). For more information, please read the manual of PhCNC (2.26 G-Code Export / PhCNC LS).

Minimum system requirements for PhCNC LS Pro (32-bit):
• OS: Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 (x86/32-bit) or XP/Vista/7/8.8.1/10 (x64/64-bit)
• CPU: 1GHz
• RAM: 1GB
• Video: 1024x768
• 1 USB port

 

Minimum system requirements for PhCNC64 LS Pro (64-bit):
• OS: Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10 (x64/64-bit) *
• CPU: 2GHz
• RAM: 4GB
• Video: 1024x768
• 1 USB port
* Windows XP 64-bit is not supported!


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