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Online DFM Tool

Instantly check your design to qualify it for assembly and manufacturing. Accelerate the design to-manufacturing handoff process. PCBflow 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.


Design for Assembly

PCBflow is agnostic to design format. DFM analysis can be run in PCBflow on designs from most common CAD tools and coordinates of the results can easily be copied and pasted back into your preferred CAD tool to make any corrections needed.

Design for assembly (DFA) for manufacturer-specific BOM validation and identification of component placement and manufacturing violations.

Users who lack access to ODB++ or IPC2581 can now easily upload their designs in Gerber 274x format.

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.

Smart, Self-explanatory & Interactive

Fast and easy – fabrication DFM analysis in two simple steps.

Smart, self-explanatory and interactive – DFM report includes critical violations, filtering, statistics, summary tables and error grouping.

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.

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.

BOM Sourcing & Quick Pricing

PCBflow instantly shows updated cost and availability information for the components in a Bill of Materials (BOM), using the BOM Pricing and Sourcing tool.

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.

Network & Get to Market Faster

PCBflow is the beginning of a broad collaborative platform that aims to connect the electronic manufacturing ecosystem, simplify collaboration and streamline the design-to-manufacturing process.

Designers and manufacturers can connect to share and collaborate on the platform, and instantly deliver designs to production.

Fast, Easy and Secure

As a cloud-based tool, PCBflow requires no installation or configuration. Designers can simply upload Design files into the secure cloud environment and select one or more manufacturers to apply process capabilities to the 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.

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Mauro Sandri, CEO and Sales & Marketing Director

PCBflow is a software which releases a bottleneck in the production flow, it decreases the repeated interaction between the designer and the producer and ensures that the design is actually manufacturable.

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.