esCAD Kaizen Master | PCB Mounting Assist Tool | Functions

Kaizen Master

Func-1) Create mount drawings

Analyze and calculate a registered data and assigned mounting category then create mount drawings (mount drawing and work drawing of post-mounting).

Create Mount Drawings

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Func-2) Search

Search component name, reference and mounting position on the board mutually.

Search

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Func-3) Set mounting category

Set the mounting category for each component name and reference with checkbox.

Set Mounting Category

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Func-4) Navi post-mount work

Display the list of mounting component in charge and its mounting position on worker's PC.

Navigating Post-Mount Work

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Function-1 Create mount drawing

Analyze and calculate a registered data and assigned mounting category then create mount drawings (mount drawing and work drawing of post-mounting).
The outline of the component is automatically drawn with the color set for each mount category in the drawing.
Silkscreen drawing or board picture can be applied to the background. (A board picture data should be created by scanning a real board with scanner machine.)

An example of work drawing for post-mounting (displaying seven kinds of components in one drawing with the background of board picture

Example of Post-Mount Work Drawings

An example of mount drawing (displaying all mount category with the background of silkscreen)

Example of Mount Drawings

An example of mount drawing (displaying specified mount category with the background of board picture)

Example of Mount Drawings


Function-2 Search

Search component name, reference and mounting position on the board mutually.

Search

An example of search (searching for the mounting position of each seven component by component name)

Example of Search


Function-3 Set mounting category

Set the mounting category for each component name and reference with checkbox.
The worker name or work procedure can be set for post-mounting component.
(Setting work can be done with confirming the mounting position or component's figure by searching function.)
If setting mount category at creating component list, the mount category can be set collectively at loading component list.


An example of setting each component name

Example of Setting Each Component Name


An example of setting each reference

Example of Setting Each Reference


An example of setting post-mounting work


Function-4 Navi post-mount work

Display the list of mounting component in charge and its mounting position on worker's PC.
The mounting position in the display is moved in turn according to the setting by worker's clicking on or hitting keyboard
The worker just does mounting work according to the indication of display, so that it can be removed to forget mounting or mistake the position.


An example of navigation display for post-mounting work

example of navigation display for post-mounting work
example of navigation display for post-mounting work


Other Function

Equipped with the function such as Editing Z-axis or Creating component list for each mounting category

  1. Mounter coordinate
  2. Component List of post-mounting
  3. Component List of non-mounting
  4. Component List of subcontract's mounting
  5. Component List of others

List of function and specification

1. Basic function

(Please refer to the manual regarding the function or specification which is not mentioned in the following.)

1 Search Search component name, reference or mounting position of component mutually.
2 Create mount drawing Create a drawing which displays component outline with the color specified for each mounting category. One mount drawing can display for one mounting category or several ones.
3 Create work drawing of post-mounting Create a drawing which displays component outline specified as post-mounting category.
Display component name, reference, entry comment and so on in the drawing.
4 Navigation of post-mounting work Display mounting position of the component (reference) in turn according to the advanced setting on PC.
Entry of check mark which indicates the completion of work for each component (each reference) is available.
5 Create necessary document, Edit Z-axis Create list of coordinate or component for mounter.
Edition of Z-axis is available.

2. Necessary data for loading

Kaizen Master needs the following data to analysis and process.

1 Component list A list which has the component name of each reference. (.xls or .csv format)
Setting mount category is also available.
2 Coordinate data A list which has the coordinate of mounting position, mounting angle and mounting side (face or back) of each reference. (.txt or .csv format)
3 Silkscreen data Gerber data of silkscreen.
4 Board picture Necessary for the background where board picture is displayed but not essential item. (.jpg, .bmp, etc. format)

3. Registration of necessary data

1 Wizard of data registration Data registration wizard by which component list and coordinate data of various format can easily be registered can be utilized to operate according to the indication on the display.
2 Standard format Registration of component list or coordinate data which has been edited as standard format of Kaizen Master is also available without the wizard.

4. Setting of mounting category

1 Setting with checkbox Set mounting category for each component name or reference with checkbox in the list of process edit which is create by loaded component list.
2 Setting from component list Create the list of process edit where the information of mounting category in the component list is reflected then set mounting category automatically. (Check mark is entered in the corresponding checkbox.)
3 Classify mount category Set to five mounting category in advance.
The strings which indicates mounting category can be assigned optionally.

5. Edition of post-mounting of components

1 Edition for post-mounting Edition of post-mounting is available for the component set as post-mounting.
Assign post-mounting components into one or several group by doing edition of post-mounting then it is available to create work drawing of post-mounting for each group. ("Group" means the name of worker in charge or process. The group name can be set optionally.)
2 Setting work procedure of post-mounting components Work procedure can be set regarding the component set as post-mounting category.
The work procedure is numbered each component of each category
The work procedure is reflected to the navigation of post-mounting work.

6. Board drawings

1 Display mount category Display a board drawing reflected setting of mount category in the area of basic board drawing display.
The board drawing is created by analyzing and processing the setting of component list, coordinate data, silkscreen data and mount category which have been registered.
2 View/Hide for each mount category Available to switch between view and hide of the display of component outline set by mount category for each mount category.
3 Setting polarity mark and No.1 pin mark Available to set polarity mark and No.1 pin mark to component with any size and position.
Polarity mark and No.1 pin mark are reflected and shown in the mount drawing or the drawing of post-mounting work.
4 Setting comment Set comment to the component.
The comment is reflected in the mount drawing or the drawing of post-mounting work.
5 Zoom in/out board drawing, Move the view position Available for the board drawing to be scaled up & down or moved for its view.
6 General drawing Available to display a general drawing that indicates which part of the board drawing is shown in the main display. (useful for the time of enlarged view.)

7. List of process edit

1 List of process edit The list of process edit is created based on a component list and is used for setting mounting category.
Also used for specifying component name or reference at searching.
2 Switch the display between each component name and each reference. Available to switch the display of mounting category between each component name and each reference in the list of process edit.
Different mounting category can be set to the multi-mounting component for each reference by setting mount category in the display of each reference.

8. Search

1 Search mounting position from the information of component name and reference. Search a mounting position of corresponding component by component name or reference name in the list of process edit.
Display the result of mounting position highlighted on the board picture.
In case of searching multiple mounting component by component name, all mounting position are highlighted at the same time.
2 Search component name and reference from the information of mounting position. Search a component name or reference name by the mounting position on the board drawing.
Click the component outline on the board drawing to specify the mounting position.
The result of searching is highlighted on the list of process edit.
3 Search component name and mounting position from the information of reference (text string). Component name in the list of process edit and mounting position on the board drawing are highlighted by entering reference in the reference search box.

9. Outline of component

1 Draw outline of component Display an outline of component by extracting from silkscreen data automatically. (It may not be displayed correctly in some silkscreen data which includes irregular component or unclosed outline component.)
2 Adjust outline of component manually Create and adjust a component's outline manually in case of incorrect extracted.
Available to adjust all the same component collectively.
Also available to register the result of manual adjustment to library bound with component name.
3 Adjust width or color Set and adjust width, color or painted-out of the line of component's outline.

10. Printout of mount drawing and board picture

1 Mount drawing Print out a mount drawing. Also available to export data as picture file.
2 Create work drawing of post-mounting Print out a work drawing of post-mounting. Also available to export data as picture file.

11. Other function and adjustment

1 Adjust position gap of board picture Adjust a size error of scanned board picture manually.
2 Adjust position gap of silkscreen Adjust a gap between the coordinate origin set to silkscreen and the one of component.