Optimize your design to manufacturability process with Siemens’ cloud solution – PCBflow

PCBflow streamlines the process of PCB design and manufacturing, enhancing efficiency and speed through the consolidation of all necessary resources on a unified and secure cloud platform.

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Optimize Your Designs for Manufacturing

Unlock top-tier Design for Manufacture (DFM) analysis with Valor NPI—no setup needed. Utilize DFM rules from your preferred supplier and effortlessly upload designs in various CAD formats like ODB++, IPC2581, Gerber274x, and more. With Assembly Included PCBflow, seamlessly integrate precise part geometry (supplied by VPL), and detect assembly issues early, allowing you to make timely adjustments to your board.

Online DFM Profile Builder

Effortlessly setup your fabrication DFM profile with our new online builder, accessible in the manufacturer tools section. The user-friendly interface guides you through custom value setup, enabling you to establish your initial fabrication DFM profile swiftly.

3D Viewer

Experience your designs in 3D! Effortlessly rotate, zoom, pan, measure, and visualize design details. Explore your designs with enhanced clarity and precision.

Price, Quote, and Order with Ease

Receive a rapid price estimate for your projects within seconds through the QuickPrice tool. Move seamlessly from the estimate to a comprehensive price quote and streamline the ordering process with the convenient link provided in the QuickPrice estimate.

Stackup Editor

Once your design is uploaded to PCBflow, it's seamlessly converted to ODB++ format and stored in your project. Unleash customization capabilities using the PCBflow Stackup Editor, allowing you to fine-tune layer types, copper weight/thickness, dielectric thickness, polarity, and drill span for optimal results.

DFM Checklist

Discover a searchable, all-encompassing catalog of Design for Manufacturing (DFM) checks within PCBflow. Covering material selection, design for assembly, testing, and tolerance analysis, our DFM checklist identifies potential issues and manufacturing limitations in your product design.

DFM Interactive Results Viewer

Experience intelligent, user-friendly DFM reports at an affordable cost, ensuring a seamless manufacturing process. Check your design early with PCBflow’s powerful, fast, and accessible DFM tool.

Key Features:

  • Real-time, comprehensive DFM reports based on actual manufacturing capabilities.
  • View results conveniently in our online board viewer or download as a PDF.
  • Concise reports include critical violation highlights, filtering options, summary tables, and actionable suggestions for mitigation.
  • Powered by ValorNPI, the industry’s leading DFM provider.
  • No installation or configuration required—simply upload and preview designs in various formats.
  • Assembly DFM integrates precise part geometry from Valor Parts Library, offering thorough placement and solderability analysis.

PCBflow Customers Can:

  • Securely upload PCB designs in various formats.
  • Utilize an intuitive DFM analysis workflow.
  • Choose preferred manufacturer DFM rules or expedite the process with Siemens default rule set.
  • Collaborate directly with manufacturers by securely sharing projects.

Optimize your design process with PCBflow—streamlining DFM for successful manufacturing outcomes.

Optimize BOM Sourcing and Pricing

Elevate your BOM sourcing strategy with PCBflow. Fueled by SupplyFrame, gain instant access to component sourcing data from 80+ vendors, encompassing pricing, availability, compliance, and lifecycle details. Identify and address sourcing risks in real-time, including long-lead products, obsolete or alternative components, and secondary vendors.

PCBflow’s BOM sourcing ensures access to the latest part availability information from preferred suppliers.

Key Features:

  • Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ) Check: Easily compare required quantities to MOQ.
  • Alternative Components: Receive suggestions for substitutes and their suppliers.
  • Obsolete Items Solution: Mitigate risks by finding alternative components in advance with just a click.
  • Effortlessly view and implement suggested component alternatives to optimize your sourcing decisions.

View your designs in 3D!

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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.

Compliance and Export Control

Siemens is committed to strict compliance with international data protection standards. Our Information Security Management System (ISMS) at SISW ensures the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information assets in SISW cloud environments. Explore our System Certificates page for additional information.

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    Can PCBflow provide component pricing or availability information?

    Yes. PCBflow includes FREE access to accurate, up-to-date part availability and pricing information from your preferred suppliers. We calculate the price of your BOM for you and even provide a handy calculation of spare parts that are left over if you order a larger-than-needed quantity to get a better price.

    How do I generate a DFM Profile on PCBflow according to our manufacturing capabilities?

    To create a DFM Profile, log in to PCBflow and go to the Manufacturer Tools area. Follow the instructions to download and install the Analysis Definition Manager app (Windows only). You will use the ADM app to define your custom DFM rules. In the app, you will find several examples of DFM profiles that you can use as a starting point. You can copy those profiles and edit them or create your own from scratch. Once you have finished defining your DFM profile, click the button to upload the profile to our secure server and make them available to other PCBflow users. We would be happy to help you set up your DFM profile – contact us at info@pcbflow.com
    Remember, there is no charge to create or maintain your DFM profiles in PCBflow.

    Can everyone see my DFM profile in PCBflow?

    You can make your DFM profile as public or as private as you choose and change the status at any time.
    There are three levels of DFM profile visibility: Public, Network, and Private
    Public – any PCBflow member will be able to use this profile to perform a DFM analysis.
    Network – access to the profile is limited to your PCBflow network connections only. Only users that are approved by you will be able to use this DFM profile.
    Private – access is limited to your company’s users only. PCBflow users from other companies will not be able to view this profile.

    Can someone else download my DFM profile?

    Your DFM profile can only be downloaded by users in your company who have been granted permission by your administrator.
    If you choose to allow it, other PCBflow users may use your DFM profile to perform analysis.

    Is my data secure on PCBflow?

    All data uploaded to PCBflow is compliant with Siemens highest security standards. We are ISO 27001 compliant and undergo regular independent audits to ensure that we remain vigilant to prevent data leaks for both data at rest and in transfer. Each request you make to PCBflow is protected by a unique access token that ensures you only perform authorized actions. If you have specific security-related questions or concerns, please reach out to us at info@pcbflow.com.