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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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PCB-Investigator supports the export of your layout data in multiple 3D formats, like the STEP format.

Convert your data from 2D to 3D and bridge the world of electronics and mechanics. An effective flow of information between the various involved departments and cross-team working open up unforeseen opportunities.

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When developing circuits with high frequency bus systems like DDR4, it is very important to ensure the signal integrity by controlling the impedance of paired bus tracks.

PCB-Investigator offers a simple possibility to calculate the capacity between those bus tracks and your ground signal.

Ensure the functional safety of your PCB design by using PCB-Investigator's Capacity Calculator for your layout review!

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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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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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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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In addition to other PCB data formats like ODB++, GenCad, IPC2581, DXF, DPF, ... PCB-Investigator is also able to directly import your EAGLE layout without having to use any ULP program or workaround.

Just use drag&drop, it’s as simple as that!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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