- 3D Export Catia/Solidworks
- Bare Board Analysis DFM
- Color Group
- Component Analysis DFM
- Component Connect
- Database Compare
- Component Editor
- Design Report
- DXF Export
- DXF Import
- GenCAD Import/Export
- Graphic Board Compare
- Hazard Analysis
- Net Length
- Net List
- Panel Builder
- PDF Sync
- Short Cut Top Bottom View
- Sketch Up Export
- Testpoint Report
- Tombstone DFM Analysis
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can test a full working trial version of PCB Investigator for 30 days!
Please download PCBI here!
Note: Each computer can only be registered once for the trial version.
PCB-Investigator can import ODB++, IPC-2581, GenCAD and Gerber274x data.
These data formats can be exported by all large layout systems like Mentor Boardstation, Mentor Expedition, Mentor Pads, Zuken CR5000, Visula and Altium.
With the API you have access to all important user interface controls (Buttons, Menus), to all loaded PCB data objects and to other design information. You can simply modify or add objects with your own .NET program. The interface is available with C#, VBNet or Managed C++.
We also offer the possibility to program new Plug-Ins according to your needs! Please contact us to get a quote!
Yes, just use 'Menu->Edit->Add text as surface'
Yes, there are two ways to calculate the area of objects. The first one sums up the area of all single objects, the second one sums up the area of the actually used copper area. So you get easily an assumption of copper balancing.
No, you can create the Catia file and refer it to the mechanic department.
Open the 'Component Manager' and use the viewing style 'Pick&Place'. Then export the list as CSV file. Or just click on File->Export->Pick&Place.
Open a PCB design and add further layers from a second ODB++ design or add
Gerber274x, Excellon or Sieb&Meyer files.
There is also a Plug-In available to compare complete designs automatically.
PCB-Investigator needs a Microsoft Windows operating system like Windows7, Windows Vista, Windows XP or Windows 2003, as well as the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, which can be downloaded here:
It's possible to change visibility from substeps in the menu left. Just use the Flatten Panel Button (Crtl + Q) to change it.