Plugins

PCB-Investigator Plug-Ins

Our Plug-In system makes it possible to supply customized solutions and guarantees an easy integration of the Plug-Ins in your working process.

Take a look at the predeveloped Plug-Ins we provide. They give immediate help for a lot of tasks around the PCB development to save time and increase quality.

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By using the new Design Rule Check (DRC) of PCB Investigator's Bare Board Analysis, you can easily ensure the manufacturability of your PCB design!

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With ODB++ all information of you PCB data is available and workable with PCB-Investigator.

Our Color Group Plug-in optimizes this benefit with the possibility to assign colors to component groups and thus renders visualization clearer.

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The main purpose of PCB Assembly Analysis is to ensure fast placement and good solder ability.

We created the advanced Component Analysis Plug-in to find all components causing soldering or placement issues.

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The main purpose of DRC Analysis is to ensure a problem free manufacture

The Component Connection Analysis Plug-in analyzes all pin connections for a selected component, including net names and net length for each pin.

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Component Report creates documentation drawings with an overview of all components. It creates a drawing with highlighted components to use in EMS assembly fabrication.

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Import components from CSV file:

You have a bill of material and some Gerber data? Use both with PCB-Investigator and import your components from CSV file to a new component layer to the Gerber stackup.

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Change tracking is an important element in the development process between Layout Designer and Developer and would be unnecessarily time-consuming without professional help.

That's why we created the Database Compare Plug-in to filter changes made by the other party.

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This on the CAD/CAM market so far unique Plug-In creates an overview of all important parameters of a printed circuit board.

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To allow cross program data transfer between the various development and production tools, DXF (Drawing Interchange Format) is an important help.

With the DXF Export Plug-in you can export DXF data from your PCB layout.

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To allow a cross program data transfer between the various development and production tools, DXF (Drawing Interchange Format) is an important help.

With the DXF Import Plug-in you can import DXF data to your PCB layout.

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Use this plug-in for a rough overview of the assembly or to make placement suggestions for your designer.

For that purpose you can edit properties of selected components and change their position on the board.

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A printed circuit board runs through many different steps from its development and design to its production.

With PCB-Investigator Embedded, you enable every involved person to work with PCB-Investigator without buying more licenses or running more time-consuming installations.

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Create reports with details of different analysis results and a design overview in MS Word.

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In combination with ODB++ and IPC 2581, GenCAD is one of the most important PCB data formats mainly used in the manufacturing area.

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This free plug-in creates a "dae" file in order to import PCB data to Google SketchUp.

All you need are ODB++ or IPC-2581 data of your design.

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Change tracking between Layout Designer and Developer is an important element in the development process and would be unnecessarily time-consuming without professional help.

That is why we created the Graphic Board Compare Plug-in to filter changes made by the other party graphically.

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The Hazard Analysis Plug-in provides a risk analysis to find possible shorts in seconds.

Use the results to predict faults and protect your design.

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This Plug-In creates very high resolution bitmap graphics of your PCB data to use them e.g. in your AOI machines as reference.

A variety of settings prior to the export guarantees an output according to your requirements.

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PCB-Investigator Import for IDF Format.

There are implementation for IDF 2.0 and 3.0

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In addition to ODB++ and GenCAD, IPC-2581 is an important PCB data format, mostly used in the development field.

The IPC-2581 Plug-in enables PCB-Investigator to easily import and export data from/to IPC-2581 format.

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Build groups to analys all nets in one operation.

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Our Net Length Plug-in calculates lengths of all nets of a printed circuit board and shows the results as a clearly arranged list.

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Create a complete net list of your design with the Net List Plug-in. Like this, you don't need the schematic to get a quick overview of the design.

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The Panel Builder Plug-in is the perfect tool to plan and create production panels.

Arrange PCBs on a larger production panel with a few simple steps. PCB-Investigator even enables the merging of different PCBs on one panel.

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Automate your tasks with the PCB-Investigator scripting tool.

Create own scripts to automate daily work with full functions of IAutomation Interface.
Many examples included on helping page inside of the tool.

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This plug-in synchronizes data from the circuit diagram, often saved as PDF, with the corresponding PCB data in your PCB-Investigator.

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PCB-Investigator Physics is the perfect tool to simulate the physical behaviour of your Printed Circuit Boards during development phase.

It enables you to find thermal hotspots, critical trace resistances and voltage drops that are too high, even before prototyping begins!

Save valuable time and prototype costs with PCBi-Physics!

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The Shortcut for Top/Bottom View Plug-in is a free plug-in, that makes your workflow more effective.

The two icons on the toolbar allow a one-click-switch from top to bottom view. As you can see in the setup screenshot, key shortcuts for a quick switch are available as well.

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Using testpoints is a useful way to make sure that electronic connections on the printed circuit board work. Optimize the analysis with our Testpoint Report Plug-in.

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The Tombstone Effect is one of the problems that can occur when soldering. Our Tombstone DFM Analysis Plug-in helps to avoid this issue by providing a detailed analysis of hazard areas.

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