Panel setup will allow you to create and re-use templates that will automatically place panel fiducials, tooling holes, text labels, coupons, and more. All settings can be saved to a Panel Setup file (*.pan) that may be shared with other colleagues.
Note: FAB 3000 panel templates sizes are "adjustable". So in many cases you only need to create a few templates and they will be automatically resized to fit the array of PCB's contained within the panel.
To access the Panel Setup dialog, go to menu: File / New / Panel...
Note: If the current FAB 3000 page displayed is a Panel, you may access Panel Setup directly from the menu: Tools / Panel setup...
Panel Name: Name of the panel to create. FAB 3000 will create a default name, and you may change.
Units: Units to use for the entire Panel.
Configuration: Name of the current FAB 3000 Panel setup file (*.pan). You may use the drop-down to choose any of the available FAB 3000 Panel Setup files available on your computer.
Note: FAB 3000 saves all Panel Setup files (*.pan) in its folder <fab3000_home_folder>/panel/
New: Create a new name for the Panel Setup file.
Open: Open an existing FAB 3000 Panel setup file (*.pan).
Save: Save all Panel Setup settings to a FAB 3000 Panel setup file (*.pan) to your local system.
Save As: Save the FAB 3000 Panel setup file (*.pan) as a different name to your local system.
Panel Width (X), Height (Y) :
Assign the width and height for the Panel.
Note: FAB 3000 panel templates are "adjustable in size". So in many cases you only need to create a few large templates and they will be automatically shrunk down to fit the array size of PCB's contained within the panel.
Margin (Left, Right, Top, Bottom):
Available spacing remaining around the perimeter of the panel - which is typically used to place Rails, Fiducials, Tooling holes, Text labels, etc.
Press to display specific help for the active Panel Setup feature.
Clear all Panel setup settings.
Only clear the currently displayed table settings - it does not clear the entire Panel Setup settings.
Click below for links to the available Panel Setup sections: