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What Is ConvertPLUS?

It is a full-featured, CAM software solution, capable of handling the toughest job. Includes a seamless interface to ScanCAD inspection products.


Eliminate those costly revision iterations, improve time-to-market, and increase overall design quality before data has even left the design stage.




Feature Highlights


  • Special macro specific to convert Gerber files to ScanCAD-ready files for import. 
  • HyperNETLIST Extraction can generate netlist information for even the largest of designs in a matter of minutes. 
  • Import Wizard that loads ALL industry formats (Gerber, Drill, Mill, HPGL, DXF, and more...). 
  • Intelligent Data Transfer with ODB++, ODB++ (X), and IPC-2581 included in select bundles. 
  • Database Navigator provides quick and easy access to all necessary information without the need for menus or toolbars.




Basic Features

  • Single file, 32-Bit “Intelligent” Database Structure High Speed Graphics
    999 Layers, 
    9999 Apertures
    Integrated Printing
    Polygon Support (Intelligent Raster Fill, POEX/POIN, G36/G37)
    Compositing (Pos & Neg Merging, Paint & Scratch)
    Import Wizard (Detects Gerber, Drill, Mill, HPGL, DXF, and Other Formats. Converts Aperture Tables and Reads Automatically)


  • Automatic Aperture and NC Tool List Converter (Rules Based)
  • Gerber 274D and 274X Import & Export
  • MDA AutoPlot Import (Fire9XXX, Cymbolic Sciences)
  • Barco DPF Import
  • NC Data Import (Support for Excellon, Sieb & Meyer)
  • DXF Import & Export
  • HPGL, HPGL/2 Import & Export
  • ODB++ Import and Export (Support for Valor and Frontline) Solutions)



  • OffSpring Import and Export (Support for IPC-2581)
  • PostScript Export
  • Bitmap Out (Windows BMP, B&W, Color, up to 1000dpi)
  • IPC-D-350 Export
  • Editing Capabilities (Move, Copy, Delete, Rotate, Mirror,etc,.)
  • Adding Capabilities (Flash, Line, Arc, Circle, Rectangle, Polygon, Text, and More)
  • IPC-D-356 & 356A Netlist Import and Export



Analysis Features


  • Browse Errors Directly from Navigator (Quickly Step Through Violations, Repair, and Check-off) 
  • Copper Area Calculation (Fast and Accurate) 
  • Graphical Find Duplicates (Quickly Locate and Remove Duplicate Data Objects, such as Flashes, Draws, and More) 
  • Graphical Layer Compare (Compare Any Two Layers Quickly and Accurately; Browse Differences Through the Navigator)






Macro Scripting Features


  • Powerful Macro Developer (Drag-and-Drop Capabilities and More)
  • Load, Run, and Record (Support for Start-Up, Shut-Down, and On-Load Macros)
  • Support for “Nested” Macros (Embed Macros within Macros) Integrated Debugger (Watch Points, Stops, Step-Thru, etc.)




Advanced Features

  • Database Navigator (Quick Access to Layers, Apertures, Netlists)
  • Custom Aperture Editor (Build Special Pads, Logos, etc,.)
  • Object Level Polarity (Work with Pos & Neg Data on the Fly, Eliminate the Need for Composites)
  • Layer Sets (Define Layer Sets for Blind & Buried Vias and MCM Stack-Up)
  • Interactive Data Grouping (Group Objects Together for Fast and Easy Editing)


  • HyperNETLIST Extraction (Supports SMT, Thru-Hole, Blind & Buried, and MCM)
  • Interactive Draw-to-Flash Conversion
  • Draw-to-Custom Conversion (Convert Drawn Graphics into a Custom Aperture)
  • Raster-to-Vector Conversion (Convert Raster Fill Polygons to Vector Fill for Older Plotters)
  • Silkscreen Clipping (Clips Silkscreen Away From Pads)


  • Composite-to-Layer (Flattens Composite to a Single Positive Layer)
  • Pad Removal (Isolated or Redundant)
  • Tear-Dropping (True-Shape and Snoman)
  • Layer Spread (Tile All Layers to Single Sheet of Film)
  • Layer Scaling
  • Merge Multiple PCB Files
  • Automatic Draw-to-Flash Conversion (Convert All Layers at Once, Use Mask Layer as Guide, and More)



The following are trademarks of the indicated companies: Gerber, Ucamco N.V.;  ScanCAD™ and ConvertPLUS™ are trademarks of ScanCAD International, Inc. *All specifications and designs subject to change without notice.*