Ucamco Unveils First Version of XNC CAD/CAM Exchange NC Format


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Ucamco has released version 2019.02.04 of XNC, an optimized CAD/CAM exchange NC format. It is a minimal subset of IPC-NC-349, capable of exchanging CAD/CAM drill information.

This format is complete, with no need for a sidecar file. There are no embellishments. Great care has been taken to make the specification compact and unequivocal. A number of CAD/CAM software vendors are already engaged in supporting the XNC format.

About Ucamco

Ucamco (formerly Barco ETS) is a market leader in PCB CAM software, photoplotting and direct imaging systems, with a global network of sales and support centers. Headquartered in Ghent, Belgium, Ucamco has over 25 years of ongoing experience in developing and supporting leading-edge photoplotters and front-end tooling solutions for the global PCB industry. Key to this success is the company's uncompromising pursuit of engineering excellence in all its products. Ucamco also owns the IP rights on the Gerber File Format through its acquisition of Gerber Systems Corp.

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