DFM Now! – Revolutionizes DFM Checks for PCB Designers
While most PCB Layout tools are very good at performing DRC (Design rules check), they rarely capture many common Design For Manufacturing problems that are hidden in the physical artwork (i.e. Gerber, drill files). It’s the artwork which is ultimately used to manufacture your boards and any hidden problems in your artwork WILL AFFECT the manufacturability and yield of your boards. This is why using a Gerber Viewer has been so popular for the past 15 years. But, unless you have eyes like a hawk, simply looking at Gerber files (containing hundreds of signals & thru holes) inside a Gerber Viewer without DFM capabilities is just an invitation for mistakes.
Update – Version 6.4.0