validate layout prior fabrication


DfMExpress is a fully integrated DfM software enabling designers and electronic manufacturers to validate layout designs, prior to fabrication.

DfM analysis tool

DfMExpress allows the configuration of Design Rules Checks (DRC)Design-for-Manufacturability (DfM), and Design-for-Assembly (DfA) analysis profiles by simply dragging & dropping pre-defined rules, setting filters and thresholds.

Users can lean on  pre-configured industry checks such as IPC standards, and adapt thresholds to local manufacturer constraints.

Additionally, a low-code interface simplifies the programming of thousands of checks, to automate the verification of design guidelines.

Validate layout prior fabrication

DfM analysis eliminates the need for multiple board re-spins, due to manufacturing requirements that were not taken into account in the design process. It automates the design guideline verification to produce boards that follow a set of best practices.

V. Leboeuf

Dassault Aviation

DfMExpress has become an important tool for our DfM engineering efforts. Its software programmability, user-friendly interface, and comprehensive analysis reports have improved our verification process, making it more efficient, accurate, and aligned with our design guidelines.

They trust us to deliver the best value for their software investment

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  • CAD importers
  • Embedded layout viewer
  • Mechanical DfT analysis
  • DRC, DfM and DfA analysis
  • Pre-configured rules
  • Library of industry checks
  • Programmable rules using low-code interface
  • Configurable reporting


Tailor-made solution

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Fully integrated DfM software

The visual graphical interface makes it easy to configure and program rules and reports on analysis results.

  • Import layout data such as ODB++, IPC-2581, GENCAD, FATF, or direct from native CAD layout data
  • Use pre-configured DfM checks such as IPC standards and adapt thresholds to local manufacturer constraints
  • Create custom rules using low-code interface to automate the verification of your design guidelines
  • Navigate through the cockpit visualization environment, to review, sort, classify and comment on any violations
  • Use standard templates to generate Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF reports
  • Customize the report structure with Report Designer, to fit with corporate requirements

Board visualization

DfMExpress is powered by QuadView visualization

  • Create layout views from standard formats such as ODB++, IPC-2581, FATF, GenCAD, or direct from native CAD layout data
  • Convert 2D layout view to 3D view and navigate through the board
  • Cross-probe between layouts and reports

Cockpit visualization environment

The cockpit provides a graphical environment to visualize the analysis results. It offers full interactivity with the layout view. Navigating through the cockpit, users can review, sort, classify and comment on any violations.

  • Utilize advanced filtering options to display errors effectively
  • Cross-probe between cockpit and layout view
  • Use standard templates to generate Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF reports

Advanced reporting

DfMExpress analysis data can be exported in a variety of formats such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Adobe PDF.

The report structure is defined by a template, which could be easily edited with the free Standalone Report Designer, to fit with your corporate requirements.

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Why ASTER Technologies ?

We offer comprehensive software tools to simulate a PCBA and the manufacturing/test machines in a digital environment. Digital twin technology allows our customers to ensure PCBA fabrication and improve test coverage, to limit the risk of undetected defects, thereby reducing field failures and costly recalls.