PCB designs which pass electrical verification within the PCB CAD system, may unknowingly contain critical manufacturing flaws. These flaws are discovered when the virtual design is being transformed into a physical PCB assembly. In many cases these flaws create costly delays in PCB manufacturing as manufacturers address the issues in pre-production.
While manufacturers are fully capable of addressing these critical issues, resolutions are rarely fed back into the source CAD data resulting in repeated DFM violations on later runs. In worse case scenarios, design intent may also be unknowingly sacrificed when a third party alters your designs.
There are an array of Design For Manufacturing (DFM) solutions to address these flaws but they are available only to companies with surplus budgets and dedicated staff. For the average Engineer, the only option is to hope for the best when releasing a PCB.
DFMStream is entirely focused on PCB design analysis. It is powerful, yet easy to use, comprehensive, yet affordable. DFMStream was designed for the user who understands the importance of analysis and wants to conduct it in a robust environment, with ease and sensibility. DFMStream supplies you with the best tools DownStream has to offer for fast, thorough DFM analysis. Plus, it can be deployed at any phase of the PCB design cycle.
DFMStream can be implemented for a fraction of the cost of annual software maintenance contract typically applied to more expensive DFM solutions. This enables engineering organizations to outfit entire design teams with DFMStream ultimately reducing engineering costs, staffing and bottlenecks when assimilating design data into manufacturing.