Unicam

New Product Introduction (NPI) Software for Electronics Manufacturing

UniCam FX is the most commonly used NPI software tool for design and optimization of PCB assembly processes. UniCam FX covers the entire NPI process, from computer-aided design (CAD) and bill of materials (BOM) import through recipe generation, and supports single-platform and mixed-vendor lines. This proven solution helps continuously improve your NPI process and maximize the uptime and throughput of your lines.

UniCam FX provides machine recipe generation and setup optimization, document creation, and paperless delivery to the shop floor. It allows you to manage existing products and introduce new products to your manufacturing shop floor faster and more efficiently. UniCam FX’s workflow-driven processes move data quickly from design to the shop floor with easy-to-use, standardized tools that reduce production errors and improve productivity.


Key Capabilities and Benefits

Import Native CAD and BOM Data

  • The greatest range of CAD input formats supported in the industry today (over 65 formats)
  • Fast CAD/BOM recovery for accurate PCB visualization, including part shapes, pads, drills, fiducials and net traces
  • Flexible, easy-to-use BOM and centroid importers
  • Available Gerber reverse engineering software

Analyze Designs and Initiate Changes Quickly

  • Compare job revision and BOM revisions to quickly identify changes that affect manufacturing
  • Analyze your SMT lines and setups to determine the best fit for a job
  • Review opportunity count reports for quality analysis and planning


Assembly Machine Programming and Optimization

  • Standard outputs for a wide range of assembly machine models including surface-mount technology (SMT), through-hole technology (THT), automated optical inspection (AOI), X-ray, glue, dispense, screen printers and more
  • New outputs available upon request
  • Achieve optimized and balanced SMT line setups
  • Generate machine programs for any mixed line
  • Reduce feeder changeover and machine downtime with common multi-job feeder setups
  • Reduce manufacturing errors with a centralized part library
  • Perform simulation runs of multi-job assignments
  • Determine the optimal work order sequence

Documentation and Distribution

  • Quickly create documentation for standard processes
  • Automatically generate full sets of documentation, including hand insert instructions, with user-defined templates
  • Support first article inspection processes
  • “Go green” using paperless view station technology