Benefit as developer – both in HW and SW development – from PCB-Investigator’s various features ranging from basic functions to helpful analyses.

Concerning EMC and Hazard Analysis PCB-Investigator supports you with automated length and distance calculations and visualizes the results both as text and graphically. Like that, unnecessary disturbances in the end product can be avoided easily.

Change tracking, which is is especially helpful in your communication with designers, is integrated efficiently with both a net and a component based Compare Plug-In.

A detailed and accurate documentation of all relevant data - with our Design Report Plug-In - in combination with the Embedded Function avoids expensive misunderstandings.

In the assembly, a variety of possibilities for simplifying your workflow can be found in PCB-Investigator:

Prepare test adapter data for a Testpoint analysis or avoid any possibility of problems in fabrication with a Component and Tombstone Check. PCB-Investigator offers the matching solution for any requirement.

In the assembly SolidWorks is another important tool, that can be connected easily with PCBI via an export and import function: PCB-Investigator even replaces simulated components independently with real SolidWorks parts after exporting.

Pick&Place is a common procedure in assembly and is supported by PCB-Investigator as well, no matter whether it comes to Pick&Place data creation or data base generation.

PCB-Investigator can support or even take work sequences in PCB Fabrication as well.

As en excellent Viewing Tool it highlights important information for any upcoming task like showing hotspots in order to avoid errors and rejects. Another strength of PCB-Investigator is the DFM area: With a wide-ranging Bare Board Analysis (DRC) or by preparing PCB data as high resolution black-white graphics for the AOI, PCB-Investigator helps avoiding costly and time-consuming remanufactures in the first place.

Panel Building for prototype or serial production is another important step. PCB-Investigator can support you optimally with the Panel Builder Plug-In.

It´s time again!

The latest version V13.1 of our software PCB-Investigator is now available for you!

As usual, also this release offers you a variety of new features, upgrades and improvements. And since we have always been focussing on you as our customer, all innovations and modifications are driven by your individual wishes or requests.

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It´s time again!

The latest version V13 of our software PCB-Investigator is now available for you!

As usual, this year's release offers you a variety of new features, upgrades and improvements. And since we have always been focussing on you as our customer, all innovations and modifications are driven by your individual wishes or requests.

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For a battery-powered Motor, the DC battery current must be converted into alternating current (AC). The conversion takes place on a PCB with transistors, a control and monitoring processor (gate driver) and other sensor components. However, the power supply is not possible without losses, which heat up the assembly.

To simulate the temperature, PCB-Investigator Physics from EasyLogix is used.

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The latest version V13.1 of our software PCB-Investigator is now available for you!

Also this release offers you a large variety of new features, upgrades and improvements. And since we have always been focussing on you as our customer, all innovations and modifications are driven by your individual wishes or requests. For us, customer-oriented software development includes maintaining the easiest possible operability, so that you can easily incorporate all new features into your daily work as quickly as possible!

What you can expect from the V13.1:

  1. PCB-Investigator
    • Completely reworked „Measure“ dialog
      • Including „Dock to Point“
      • Including „Dock to Edge“
    • Bugfix in „Area Calculation“
    • Improvements at „Transform Dialog“
    • Improvements at „Package Editor“
    • Bugfix Dongle Recognition (x86)
    • Minor Bugfixes & Improvements

  2. Importer/Exporter
    • Cadance Allegro FABmaster Importer
      • New
    • CCZ Importer
      • Minor Bugfixes & Improvements
    • DPF Importer
      • Minor Bugfixes
    • DXF Importer / Exporter
      • Minor Bugfixes & Improvements
      • Dimensions are imported
    • Excellon2 Exporter
      • Minor Bugfixes & Improvements (e.g. Step&Repeat)
    • Fabmaster Importer
      • Minor Bugfixes
    • Gerber Importer
      • Minor Bugfixes („MI“ Command & Panel)
    • IPC356 Importer/Exporter
      • Arcs are exported
      • Profile is exported
      • Panels are exported
      • MidNetPoint information is set
    • QD Exporter
      • Minor Bugfixes & Improvements
    • Viscom Exporter (AOI, AXI, SPI)
      • vVision (V4) & SI data export

  3. Analysis
    • Bare Board Analysis (DRC):
      • Minor improvements and bug fixes
    • DFM Paste Check
      • Minor improvements and bug fixes

  4. Others
    • DFT Preparation:
      • New Elowerk Export
      • Minor improvements and bug fixes
    • Dimensioning
      • Create dimensions for current selection
    • Extended Design Report
      • Minor Bugfixes & Improvements
      • “Critical” markings for GraphicalBoardCompare
    • Panel Builder
      • Minor improvements and bug fixes
    • Stencil Generator
      • Minor improvements and bug fixes

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the latest release.

The latest version V13 of our software PCB-Investigator is now available for you!

Also this year's release offers you a large variety of new features, upgrades and improvements. And since we have always been focussing on you as our customer, all innovations and modifications are driven by your individual wishes or requests. For us, customer-oriented software development includes maintaining the easiest possible operability, so that you can easily incorporate all new features into your daily work as quickly as possible!

What you can expect from the V13:

  1. PCB-Investigator
    • New license handling
    • New SOD license Server
    • Minor improvements and bug fixes
    • MPN Package support (real component outlines can be overlayed)
    • API Extensions
    • Support for Polarity Markers
    • Improved “Bottom View”

  2. PCB-Investigator Physics
    • Copy/Paste in Chronology Timeline
    • Possibility to ignore certain Pins

  3. PCB-Investigator 365 Cloud
    • Minor improvements and bug fixes
    • New Functions:
      • Master Check-In
      • Un-Freeze
      • Copy Design
      • Delete Design
      • Paste Design Link
      • Notification Settings
    • Login via Microsoft Azure possible

  4. Importer/Exporter
    • CamCAD CCZ Importer
      • New
    • Fabmaster Importer
      • New
    • GDSII Importer
      • New
    • IPC 2581 Exporter
      • New
    • MPN Package Importer
      • New
      • Supports Mycronic libraries
      • Supports ASM Siplace OIB interface
    • CNC Exporter (Excellon, Sieb&Meyer)
      • Minor improvements and bug fixes
    • Component Attribute Importer
      • Variant handling
    • DPF Importer
      • Bug fixes
    • DXF Importer
      • Bug fixes
      • Dimensions support
    • EAGLE Importer
      • Bug fixes
      • Support for “polygonshapes”
    • GenCAD Importer/Exporter
      • Bug fixes
    • IDF Importer/Exporter
      • Minor improvements and bug fixes
    • IPC 2581 Importer
      • Minor improvements and bug fixes
      • MPN Packages Import
    • IPC356 Importer/Exporter
      • Completely reworked
      • Support for panels, adjacency records, outlines, tracks
    • ODB++ Importer/Exporter
      • Minor improvements and bug fixes
      • Improved netlist creation
      • Matrix drill start/end corrections
    • PDF Importer
      • Minor improvements and bug fixes
    • QD Exporter
      • Minor improvements and bug fixes
    • Step file Exporter
      • Minor improvements and bug fixes

  5. Analysis
    • Possibility to load/save the last analysis result and mark violations as ‘critical’ in…
      • AOI Analysis
      • Bare Board Analysis (DRC) (already existed before)
      • Component Analysis
      • DFM Analysis
      • Hazard Analysis
      • Tombstone Analysis
    • Bare Board Analysis (DRC):
      • Minor improvements and bug fixes
      • New check “Via in Pad”
      • New check “Distance to Bord Outline” for signal and silkscreen layers
      • New check “Max. Reference Distance” for silkscreen layers
      • New check “Via Stubs”
      • Improved Stub analysis
    • Component Analysis
      • Completely reworked “Component Distance Analysis”
        • Distance Outline 2 Outline
        • Distance Pad to Outline
        • Distance Pad to Pad
        • Distance Outline to Board Outline
      • New “Component Placement Analysis” to check if the MPN Package fits to the CAD Package
    • DFM Analysis
      • Improved “Selective Soldering” Analysis
      • Improved “Panelization” Analysis
        • New “Board to Board” check
        • New “Component to Board” check
        • New “Component to Component” check
      • New “Testpoint” Analysis
      • New “Solder Paste” Analysis
      • New “Trace under Component” Analysis
    • Dielectric Strength Analysis
      • New analysis for dielectric strength testing
    • Hazard Analysis
      • Bug fixes
    • Impedance Analysis
      • Bug fixes
    • Tombstone Analysis
      • Completely reworked UI

  6. Others
    • 3D View
      • Minor improvements and bug fixes
      • Step Download from EasyLogix Part Library (EPL)
    • Add Components
      • Minor improvements and bug fixes
    • BOM Expert
      • New Plugin to import Approved Vendor Lists (AVL)
      • Included Library Matcher to get all available component information
      • Support for EasyLogix Part Library (EPL)
      • Checks if MPN Package fits to the CAD Package
    • Database Compare
      • Minor improvements and bug fixes
    • DFT Preparation:
      • New Spea Export
      • New options „Not in BOM” and “Omit in Output” for components
      • Needle Size Optimizer
      • Netlink function
      • Many improvements and bug fixes
      • DFT Session Viewer in PCBI main window
    • Dimensioning
      • Minor improvements and bug fixes
      • Extended API
      • Text Rotation possible
    • Extended Design Report
      • Completely reworked
      • Can export last analysis result of all Analysis Plugins (optional: ‘only critical’)
    • Graphic Board Compare
      • Minor Bug fixes
      • Can be included in the Extended Design Report
    • Library Manager
      • Improved Part/Package/Symbol Library Manager
      • Supports local/XML/365 Cloud libraries
    • Marker List
      • New
      • Tool for defining/editing markers (fiducials, bad markers, tooling holes)
    • Panel Builder
      • Minor improvements and bug fixes
      • Bug fixes when using “Nesting”
    • Script Engine
      • Minor improvements and bug fixes
    • Stencil Generator
      • New
      • Automatic rule-based stencil generation

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the latest release.

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