DFM Center is a proven PCB manufacturing design and verification and CAM system which enables board producers to handle the increasing complexity and diversity of today’s PCBs, while ensuring high final product quality, reduced costs, shorter time-to-market, and environmental sustainability of their manufacturing processes. Through close interaction with PCB design suites, DFM Center meets the challenges of all board production processes.
The advanced functionality and performance of DFM Center means that it can address any board fabrication requirement, including flexible, rigid and package board production. It provides effective functionality for CAD data import, acceptance checking, data cleanup, panelization and documentation. DFM Center also supports various manufacturing data designs, provides CAM data output and includes both full CAD and CAM editing functions.
DFM Center enables direct data transfer from design to manufacturing, facilitating manufacturing design based on CAD attributes. This improves the efficiency of manufacturability analysis, particularly when accepting PCB design or manufacturing data from overseas, which would otherwise require many hours for data cleanup.
Script-Based Manufacturing Data Processing
DFM Center makes available the only viable approach for accepting CAM data in Gerber formats, by providing specialized check functionality combined with automatic netlist import and data conversion capabilities.
Flexible PCB Manufacturing
DFM Center for the first time introduces functionality for all flex board back-end processing, in addition to rigid and package board manufacturing processes. It automatically generates data for punching, blanking, or stiffener tacking.
Powerful functions allow efficient design of manufacturing panels. Manufacturing rules are dynamically checked, including carrier rail clearances, child-to-panel clearances and child-to-child clearances. Single, multiple or mixed PCBs may be mounted in the same panel and boards can be flipped to accommodate copper consistency across the panel.
Manufacturing Rules Checking
DFM Center provides manufacturability checking in parallel to the manufacturing design process, coming with a design rule manager and a large set of proven design rules for either rigid board or flexible board checking. The check results are listed in a spread-sheet-like GUI, which allows you to select each warning/error, and automatically zoom into that location in the layout. Subtle modifications in design or manufacturing data can be detected quickly and smoothly.