Release of PCB-Investigator V13

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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