Stencil Generation

Stencil Preperation helps to create stencil with openings for each paste depot.


Advanced Stencil Preparation

Increase in Efficiency and Productivity


  • PCB-Investigator automates data preparation while allowing the flexibility customers needs. ​Takin care of all different types of stencils and components.
  • Standard Stencil design / Step-Stencil Technologies.
  • Train your CAD System for best results​
  • Use knowledge getting from components​ Adding the experience from internal production​. Set up a looped process to learn with each product
Area Editor   ​ Stencil Generator   ​Stencil Analysis
Switch from predefined to rule bases creation. This makes automation independent more reliable. Bring the production technology into the foreground.

Stencil Generator

Main setup for paste pad creation


The Stencil Generator uses all zones defined by the Stencil Area Editor. If there are no zones the outline will be used as main zone.​ Use default rules for your company.​ Setting a package group, enables the Wizard to set the rules regarding it. SOICs, Chips, BGAs and any definition needed. ​The Wizard is delivered we predefined settings. To adjust all data preparation to your product you can setup own data preparation Scripts to adjust to your equipment.


Set Package Group is only necessary if your data don’t contain a proper information.​ Customers with EPL (“Easylogix Part Library”) can resolve trusted data from EPL. ​ The Wizard also process layouts with multiple mask layers in the stack-up.​ Set “Keepouts for Chips” is only available if you have MPN packaged defined. It will handle the usable area for you.​ You also can set plugged drills as free usable area.


Check stencil by using current rules

Create stencil pin by any drawing​

Rule preview

Set extra rules for components in defines zones​


Integrated measure system in preview

Undersize original pads

Create donut pads​

Create house pads

Handle pad creation by package group​


Array Pads​

Array Pads fixed count

Use pin intersecting with solder mask​

Change Symbol​

Inserts symbols from job or from library

Inverted house pad​

Add own rules to your stencil automation​


Send the stencil data in your preferred format to your supplier
Result of the rule-base stencil wizard
Before and after
Stencil pad details

Stencil Area Editor

Edit base settings for each area



1.Context Menu

You have several options available to modify your file, including changing the thickness,
side, or description, as well as setting a color for the zone. Additionally, you can export
the file as a list or HTML and such much more opti
2.Set Area around Selection with cutouts
This function allows you to define a stencil area by selecting a group of objects and creating a cutout area around them. The cutout area can be used to create stencil pads for solder paste application.


Add zones by predefined drawings


Edit the Shape



3. Add a new zone by drawing a rectangle

Note: For high quality, it is recommended not to cut pin pads. You can combine areas​ e.g. from different parts to get ideal areas.



Zone function


4. Add new zone with cutting out a previous tone by drawing a rectangle
This means creating a new zone by drawing a rectangle on the PCB design and cutting out a portion of a previous tone that intersects with the new recatangle.


combine 5. Combine different zones to one zone

Manage zone settings




-->Zone settings can be saved in ODB attributes, exported as xml and imported from xml.


If you are done generating, you should do the stencil analysis. Click Here!