Welcome to PCB-Investigator

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.

Here is a overview over all import formats PCB-Investigator provide. There are also some information about format details which includes components and net information etc.

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How to get a quick overview about my panel and step repeats?

PCB-Investigator can give you a simple table with exact values of multy placement for steps or short overview with options like "draw substep info text" and show/hide substeps.

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When developing circuits with more than 30V, certain security parameters will need to be considered. For leakage current prevention the layout must meet minimum distance requirements as those defined in a series of standards such as DIN EN 60664 VDE 0110, IPC2 221A or UL60950-1. PCB-Investigator is able to offer an automated leakage current analysis to meet those requirements!

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The Profile often also known as Contour or Outline represents the outer edges of a printed circuit board as well as its inner recesses like drill holes. Among other things, it is prerequisite for indicating the shape of a PCB and thus being able to string several boards together on a panel. Moreover, PCB-Investigator uses it for a variety of calculations, tests, and features...

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