Find a PCB component in seconds



DXF Overlay allows you to find a PCB component in seconds. Instead of spending time trying to locate it manually, let the app do it.


Increase efficiency with search bar

Use the search bar to find a specific component. If there's more than one search result, use a foot pedal to navigate between them without taking your hands off the PCB. 

The app is especially useful at rework stations as PCB components continue to get smaller and smaller. 



Have instructions right at hand 

DXF file can contain more than just your PCB. Why not add a layer with instructions for your microscope operators?
If a batch of PCBs needs to be reworked in the same way, the operator will have the instructions for how to rework the PCB right at hand. No need for additional material at the work station.
The instruction layer can be shown/hidden in the DXF overlay app as you like.



What is a DXF?

DXF is an abbreviation of Drawing eXchange Format and is a file extension for a graphic image format. This format is typically used with AutoCAD (Computer Aided Design) software.

How to create a DXF file 

For best user experience with the DXF Overlay app, we recommend exporting DXF files directly from CAD data when possible. It is also recommended to only export the template you want to use as an overlay and to exclude drawing headers, production specifications, etc from the export. It is not recommended to export DXF files from Gerber/CAM data as these are likely to be all vector based. This will increase the import and rendering time and prevent the app from performing a text search. In order for the DXF Overlay to follow the magnification levels of the microscope, the DXF file has to be in scale 1:1. 



How does it work?

Watch the video below to see how TAGARNO DXF Overlay app works.





  1. Import DXF files to the microscope from USB or Internal storage
  2. Search for components with the search bar feature
  3. Enhance contrast between live image and DXF with overlay contrast feature
  4. Set individually layer visibility and color



  1. Standalone microscope - No computer needed
    The application is installed directly on the microscope with no need for an external computer connected to the visual inspection microscope. All you need is a mouse, a control box and a monitor connected directly to your microscope and you are good to go!

  2. User friendly interface 
    Benefit from an easy to use and intuitive menu

  3. Document your work
    Save your file in different formats, with out without graphics, on a USB or even directly on your computer via LAN. Sharing images and documentation materials with colleagues and supply chain partners have never been easier

  4. Quarterly updates
    Benefit from quarterly updates that gives you access to the newest features and ensures that your microscope it always up to date. It is also easy to purchase new applications that can help your inspection processes without having to change your microscope



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