Micromat International

File Manipulation Software

MM-FILE Software to load drill files into drilling machines.
plot Software to translate drill file formats.

Micromat software only uses recycled bytes and is guaranteed CFC and BSE free


Micromat's MM-FILE software provides the link between printed circuit board CAD data and the Micromat PCB drilling system. MM-FILE runs on an industry standard personal computer and is therefore capable of reading CAD data on MS-DOS format floppy disks. This accounts for the majority of the presently available CAD PCB data.

MM-FILE will accept CAD drilling data in MICROMAT, ASCII and EIA formats and transfer it to Micromat drilling machines via an RS232 serial link or to any other system fitted with a serial connection.

MM-FILE software also allows Micromat format drilling and routing files to be transferred via the serial link to the PC for disk storage.

A paper tape reader punch may also be connected to the PC to allow the preparation of punched tapes for machines other than the Micromat, or to accept tapes from CAD systems which are unable to provide valid data on floppy disks.

MM-FILE is a stand-alone MS-DOS program which also runs in a full screen DOS window in Win3.x/95/98/ME
WinNT and Win2000 are not yet supported.

The User Manual and software can be downloaded from here.



MM-PLOT makes you more productive by giving you the ability to read all formats of CAD drill data automatically and by allowing you to graphically display and process them directly on screen over a representation of the bed of your drilling machine. MM-PLOT is easy-to-use, powerful software, developed by Micromat especially for the PCB manufacturer to allow you to drill holes more cost effectively. It’s simple command structure makes it a pleasure to use and the built in drill path optimiser really can reduce drilling time, in some instances by up to 50%.

CAD generated PCB drilling data can be read directly into MM-PLOT from MS-DOS disks. The input data can be in any of the normal industry standard formats, in EIA or ASCII code, in metric or imperial measure. The drill data will be shown on the computer screen as a pattern of dots, overlaid on a graphic representation of the table area of your drilling machine.

Drill patterns can be moved, rotated, flipped, step-and-repeated, scaled, expanded, sorted in tool number order, optimised, for shortest drill path, and saved back to disk for storage.

The drill file can be loaded into the drilling machine from the computer by using the RS232 serial link and Micromat’s MM-FILE data transfer software.

MM-PLOT has been developed primarily for use with Micromat drilling machines but it is also able to translate drill data for use with other makes of drilling machine and can produce Wessel, Excellon and Sieb and Meyer compatible files.

Most HPGL files can be converted to Micromat routing data through MM-PLOT although any data in the HPGL file which precedes the first "SP" command may have to manually removed before processing. MM-FILE can then transfer the data to the Micromat via a RS232 serial link.

The ability to directly read CAD data and to prepare that data for loading into the drilling machine can easily save many hours spent manually programming from film-work and can prevent the time consuming mistakes and positioning errors normally associated with manual programming.

MM-PLOT is a stand-alone MS-DOS program which also runs in a full screen DOS window in Win3.x/95/98/ME.
WinNT and Win2000 are not yet supported.
MM-PLOT is also supplied as an integral part of the Micromat PC based drilling and routing control system and as such does not require MM-FILE to transfer data.

The User Manual and trial software can be downloaded from here.