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Overview
The Auto Matrix Array layout answers, which array matrix will produce the most parts per panel. Is it 2 x 2, 2 x 3, 1 x 4, etc.?
This is accomplished by specifying the minimum and maximum number of parts on the array. KwickFit will evaluate all array matrix options within the range of parts specified and present the array that produces the highest part per panel yield. For example, if you set the quantity of parts on the array to a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6, KwickFit will evaluate layouts for 1x4, 4x1, 2x2, 1x5, 5x1, 1x6, 6x1, 2x3 and 3x2 arrays, provided the matrix fits within the array size constraints.
Part Size
The part on the array. The array size will be calculated based on the array parameters.
Part Space on Array
The spacing between the parts on the array.
Part Quantity on the Array
Specify the range of part quantity on the array by entering the minimum and maximum number of parts. For example, if a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 are specified, KwickFit will calculate layouts for 4, 5 and 6 up arrays.
If you want a specific number of parts on the array and you want to know which matrix will yield the best panelization, enter the same number in both the minimum and maximum parts. For example, to determine which 8 up array matrix produces the highest part per panel yield, enter 8 in both the minimum and maximum fields. KwickFit will calculate layouts for 1 x 8, 8 x 1, 2 x 4 and 4 x 2 arrays, provided the matrix fits within the array size constraints.
Array Size Constraints
The array size constraints filter out impractical array sizes by ensuing only array sizes that fall within the limits specified by the minimum and maximum array size will be considered. Set the minimum array dimension to 0 if a minimum array dimension is not required. To allow any size array, set the maximum array size to a value greater than the largest panel size.
Array Borders
The Array Borders are the distance from the edge of the part on the array to the edge of the array. Dimensions can be set for each edge of the array independently.
The values should include the space required for the rout path (if applicable) around the part. For example, if an .062 rout path is required around the part and a .5 rail is also required, the border should be set to .562.
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