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Online DFM for Printed Circuit Boards

Get instant, actionable feedback about PCB manufacturability before handoff. Accelerate time-to-market for your prototypes and NPIs.

No IT investment, Nothing to download or install.

Design for Manufacture

Access world-class DFM analysis, powered by Valor NPI, no setup required. Use DFM rules created by your preferred supplier, and easily upload your designs in ODB++, IPC2581, Gerber274x and many other common CAD formats. Assembly Included PCBflow merges accurate part geometry to your design (provided by VPL), and tests for assembly problems so you can adjust your board before its too late.

PCBflow is a broad collaborative platform

Designed to accelerate, simplify and improve the handoff process from design to production. Designers and manufacturers can connect to share and collaborate on the platform, and instantly deliver designs to production.

Quick Pricing

Designers can now immediately get an accurate price estimate for the manufacturing and assembly of any design, simply by requesting a QuickPrice from within PCBflow, powered by Boardera.

Strict Security Standards

Secure, cloud-based, collaborative environment with no IT investment. Siemens takes information security seriously for the management of cloud environments and product offerings. ISO Certified

Smart, self-explanatory and interactive

DFM report includes critical violation highlights, statistics and much more. Powered by Siemens, Valor, an industry standard for DFM analysis.

Get-to-market faster

Save time and costs in the design-to manufacturing handoff process by addressing manufacturability challenges during the design phase.

Create mature designs earlier

As a cloud-based tool, PCBflow requires no installation or configuration. Designers can simply upload ODB++Design files into the secure cloud environment and select one or more manufacturers to apply process capabilities to the DFM analysis. PCBflow even supports flex and rigid-flex DFM analysis. PCBflow provides an interactive online viewer that enables drill-down and investigation of design faults, secure in-app sharing and collaboration, and a downloadable PDF report.

PCBflow guides designers through the manufacturability design errors, including manufacturing risk analysis. DFA analysis enables BOM validation based on manufacturer part numbers using the Valor Part Library database, and exposes component placement problems and potential assembly issues. In addition, PCBflow allows designers to review and track updates in the context of design violations, minimizing back-and-forth with manufacturing partners and making it simple to validate and optimize designs.

Users can see, pan, zoom and navigate through all board layers, seeing all details, including component geometry. They can easily fully investigate the DFM analysis with an interactive result viewer that automatically zooms to the location of the result being investigated. Designers can easily and securely upload ODB++, IPC2581 and Gerber 274x designs to PCBflow and run comprehensive DFM analysis instantly, online, at any time.

A new vision for electronics manufacturing

PCBflow accelerates the design-to-manufacturing handoff by providing a secure environment in which PCB design teams and manufacturers can connect to share and collaborate, and instantly deliver designs to production. It enables designers to rapidly perform a wide range of DFM analyses specific to the process capabilities of a selected manufacturing facility.

PCBflow is an online tool and collaboration space, connecting designers directly with manufacturers. It enables a DFM analysis using the current constraints for a specific manufacturer during the early stages of the design process, reducing design iterations, costs and time-to-market.

PCBflow enables a two-way workflow, left and right, between designers and manufacturers.

PCBflow reimagines the electronics design-to-production process. PCBflow lets you optimize your designs for manufacturing at any time, from any location and with no IT investment.
The beginning of a broad collaborative platform that aims to connect the electronic manufacturing ecosystem, simplify collaboration and streamline the design-to-manufacturing process.

Compliance and Export Control

At Siemens, we believe it is our responsibility to be in full compliance with the best practices of the leading international data protection organizations. We have processes and controls in place to meet several security certificates and compliances. The Information Security Management System (ISMS) at SISW applies to the preservation of the confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA) of SISW information assets that enable the management of SISW cloud environments and product offerings.

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Here's what our clients say about us.

Roberto Campri, Elco, Corporate Asia Manager

Digitization has led to a different way of thinking.  You can do things in new, previously unimaginable ways. Elco has used PCBflow to help various customers streamline their design process and plans to continue using PCBflow with customers in the future.

Mauro Sandri, CEO, Elco

DFM software tools are generally expensive. Using PCBflow is a game changer in the DFM field, as it is affordable enough to allow companies of all sizes to adopt DFM best practices.

Pavel Yankovich, Sintecs

PCBflow directly connects PCB designers with manufacturers and assemblers. Checking for compliance with the technological requirements of the definite manufacturer or assembler allows for preventing the occurrence of potential problems before placing an order and adjusting the project. A simple and intuitive interface with an utterly easy workflow helps to start using PCBflow with no time losses.

Peter Fruehauf, Project Manager, Siemens CT

Especially designers in small and medium businesses should run a DFM analysis as well, because otherwise they would make PCB designs, which are actually not manufacturable.

Tamir Hazan, Owner, Speed – Board Electronics Ltd.

For PCB designers, project sharing is very important. Designers and manufacturers should be able to work with OES. PCBflow allows that.

Evgeny Makhline, Nistec CTO

With PCBflow, manufacturers can prevent losses related to false production, reduce repairs by 80% and free up to ~600 engineering and quality hours per year – hours that can be invested in innovation and improvement

Martin Franke, Business Development Electronics, Siemens CT

A manual check always includes the risk of overlooking things. But, using this tool, you have an automatic iteration between the PCB fabricator on one hand and the designer on the other hand. The report hepls us to improve the process in two ways: first of all, time, but also quality.

ELCO Case Study

Elco is a multinational producer of PCBs, serving various customers in the aerospace, automotive, defense, industrial, medical, telecommunication and transportation industries. Elco uses PCBflow to address design challenges.

“Our customers can use PCBflow to quickly check the manufacturability of their designs based on the capabilities profile submitted by the manufacturer,” says Campri.

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