OrCAD DFM Checker is here!

OrCAD DFM Checker is here!

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OrCAD DFM Checker provides comprehensive, easy to use PCB manufacturing analysis technology that identifies specific design issues that may have an adverse effect on PCB fabrication. Designs that pass standard design rule verification may unknowingly contain critical issues that could result in low manufacturing or assembly yields, or costly scrap. DFM Checker enables you to correct potential manufacturing issues before the design is sent to the fabricator to avoid time-to-market delays.


OrCAD DFM Checker identifies manufacturing issues often discovered by manufacturers prior to production that can result in costly time-to-market delays as designs need to be updated and reprocessed to address the issues. While manufacturers are fully capable of addressing minor issues, their resolutions are rarely fed back into the source CAD data, resulting in the same set of iterations of modifications on future design revisions. In worst-case scenarios, critical design intent may unknowingly be compromised when the manufacturer alters the source design files prior to fabrication.


OrCAD DFM Checker is tightly integrated with OrCAD PCB Editor, allowing designers to walk through errors. Selecting errors within OrCAD DFM Checker and zooming into the error location within OrCAD PCB Editor expedites the process of finding and correcting errors in the source PCB design.



  • Comprehensive DFM analysis helps identify design issues with the potential to result in low manufacturing/ assembly yields or costly scrap
  • Checks are organized into layer types and sub-categories to simplify the selection of analysis to be performed
  • Checking routines can be created and stored for re-use on other designs, saving duplication effort 
  • Addressing DFF/DFM issues helps reduce the amount of modification a fabricator makes to your design