In the summary you will see an estimated price for the assembly service based on your input.
Click ‘Add to basket”. This will open a popup window, here you are able to continue and ‘Add to basket’ or ‘Launch assembly inquiry’ if you have any questions or are unsure how to continue.
Next you have the option to upload your BOM and CPL data, we need this to calculate the actual online price offer, by clicking on continue your job is now added to your online basket.
It is also possible to add BOM and CPL information later from ‘BOM & CPL analysis’ link in your shopping basket. It is important to check that the option ‘Include Assembly’ is selected in the PCB Configurator (within of PCB Visualizer) before you upload your BOM and CPL data.
Your job is now in your basket and the processing starts with your PCB data first.
After the processing is finished, select Shopping basket and then the PCB Visualizer in the same row as the Basket number of your job. Once open you are able to view your PCB and all its details using the PCB Visualizer. Here you are also able to modify the non-Gerber parameters such as Soldermask colour etc… You are also able to make small corrections to the data if necessary.
…… Remember to save your changes……
After you have saved your work to the basket you can open PCBA Visualizer, it is possible to do directly from within PCB Visualizer. However, when many changes are made to the PCB parameters/data we recommend to open the PCBA visualizer from the Shopping basket after the save is complete.
Opening up PCBA Visualizer for the first time will give the message that no BOM has been loaded.
Whilst the BOM list data attached to the Basket number it has not yet been loaded into the PCBA Visualizer. By loading we mean instructing the PCBA Visualizer about the form of the BOM list data and the content.
After instructing the form we now define the content of the columns.
The BOM editor will now process and analyse the data and present the result. This means that the BOM editor will look for the components in the eC-verified data base and show the result found.
Any components not found can be manually add or omitted from the list by defining them as ‘not placed’ for example. This explained in detail in the movies at the beginning of the page.
We now have to do the same procedure for the CPL data or Component Placement List, this defines were which component should to be placed on the board.
Define the type of file.
The scope of the data.
The content of the columns.
On completion your components will be shown on the PCB in the position defined in CPL. You are now able inspect and correct features such as the footprint, the coordinates, the rotation and the position of pin one etc.
All of the above is explained in our two videos which can be found on the top of this page.