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Process Preparation for PCB Assembly and Test

The Siemens Opcenter Process Preparation is a complete engineering solution for DFx, process development and test engineering for PCB assembly operations. It improves the efficiency and quality of PCB assembly with tools such as optimized front-end DFA/DFT analysis, BOM validation, quote preparation, stencil design, programming for SMT, test and inspection equipment. programming.

With a single central database of engineering data based on import of ODB++, native CAD, and BOM files with fully configurable manufacturing process definitions, Process Preparation ensures automated, error-free set-ups and outputs for PCB assembly, test and inspection, right first time, in half the normal time.

Streamline engineering tasks with production-optimized data

Data Preparation
Data Preparation

Data Preparation function supports a wide set of CAD and CAM data formats to create PCA data. Featuring: Complex BOM file support, a central master vendor part library (VPL), test, and inspection processes, common product data model and a highly streamlined, repeatable work flow.

DFA / DFT Analysis
DFA / DFT Analysis

DFA & DFT Analysis consist of a group of manufacturing and testing focused checks to ensure 'first time right' assembly and testing of  single PCBs and PCB panels.

SMT Multi -Vendor Programming & Part Data Management
SMT Multi -Vendor Programming
& Part Data Management

SMT programming allows central programming for all supported machine models, including: part data models, Virtual Sticky Tape, offline process simulation, auto-generation option and a multi-vendor line.

Documentation For Manual Assembly, Test & Inspection
Documentation For Manual Assembly, Test & Inspection

Documentation function creates clear work instructions for assembly processes. It eliminates production process errors by synchronising each SMT, THT and hand-assembly process to its corresponding work instruction, and automatically updates. Documents can be output as read-only PDF sets, or as an interactive document viewed on screen. 

Stencil Design
Stencil Design

Stencil Design function optimises stencil design, reduces errors and shortens the review cycle between the manufacturer and the stencil supplier.

It uses the same common datasets as other Process Preparation functions; ensuring a streamlined, error-free workflow. In addition to creating the paste stencil, it will also save the design to ODB++ or RS-274X Gerber files.

Inspection Programming
Inspection Programming

Using the Inspection Programming function machine-specific automated optical inspection (AOI) and automated optical x-ray inspection (AXI) output files on supported platforms can be created centrally.

It optimises the product data model during the DFx analysis, to support test and inspection programming.

BOM Connector 
BOM Connector 

BOM Connector is the most complete BOM tool on the market for electronic manufacturing, greatly easing the tasks of loading, preparing, scrubbing, formatting, checking and comparing of BOM data 

BOM Connector helps you create more accurate quotes much quicker and provides a powerful database “backend” to track and reuse your work for future projects. 

Test Programming
Test Programming

Using the Test Programming function machine-specific ICT and FPT output files for supported platforms  can be created.

The optional fixture reuse feature performs automated analysis of fixture files on new revisions of a PCB, determining which test probes can be altered.

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