PCB Visualizer update 06/02/2013

PCB Visualizer recent updates

  • Introduced the “incomplete” status. – More status flags introduced to give a more detailed ” first impression” of the analysis result
  • Better documented messages when a jobs fails to load
  • In PCB Checker , issues can now be selected by dragging the target over the issue to select.
  • Solved buildup problem for boards with a thickness lower than 1 mm.

PCB Visualizer update 12/12/2012

Corrections and enhancements made in PCB Visualizer -PCB Checker

  • PCB Visualizer can now  make distinction between stackup not found and stackup uncertain.
  • If import failed, calculated drill values are not reported anymore ( because the measurements are not reliable).
  • PCB Visualizer now reports when no drill layers are found for PCBs with more than 1 copper layer.
  • New measurement and report : measured drill hole density

Elektor news – Check your pcb design before ordering

Elektor announces the PCB Visualizer service for their Elektor/CircuitCellar PCB Service.

According to Elektor : “No other company provides you the same service for a lower price, so why not make the Elektor CircuitCellar PCB Service your standard PCB Service?”

Read the article here

PCB Visualizer update 27/11/2012

PCB Visualizer – PCB Checker  update and extended functionality

  • Do not add the internally generated ImageOutline layer to the layer list. Correct the number of imported layers.

  • Do not split the drill layers in plated and unplated versions in the layer list.

  • Corrected broken help link

  • Added support for different units (mm and mil)

  • Correct translation of table headers

  • Added update link to old Eagle format import remark

  • The Visualizer tree now by default opens all items that need to be checked.

  • Improved the reporting to avoid inconsistencies due to rounding

  • Removed SMD pitch

  • Better handling of single layer jobs

  • Introduced tab pages for the different functional modules

For more information about this extended functionality, see the Eurocircuits blog : “PCB Visualizer – PCB Checker update 27-11-2012

PCB Visualizer update 14/11/2012

PCB Visualizer update and extended functionality in PCB Checker

  • Improved import remarks in case of Eagle v6 files to avoid false errors about the buildup.

  • Added Minimum hole to hole distance check

  • Added Overlapping drill check

  • Added Embedded drill check

  • Added support for German language

  • Corrected display of annular ring issues that were displayed with incorrect tool diameters.

PCB Checker release 24/10/2012

A new module for PCB Visualizer: PCB Checker

A free online data verification service. PCB Checker shows any design rule issue detected on your layout. The issues are shown on the board layout.

More info about PCB Checker 

See also on the Eurocircuits blog : PCB Visualizer very much appreciated – but you want more

PCB Visualizer update 18/09/2012

PCB Visualizer Update – extended functionality

  • Allow the display of multiple layers in the Buildup view. Hold the CTRL key while selecting a layer to add or remove from the current list of layers displayed. Does not apply in combination with Top View and Bottom View.

PCB Visualizer update 10/09/2012

PCB Visualizer – new functionality – production data

When you place your order, the data goes to our front-end engineering department. Here it is evaluated by front-end engineers using powerful Computer Aided Manufacturing(CAM) systems. You can find more information on what we do the Eurocircuits blog about  Single image preparation here.

At the end of this process, we now send the “Production data” back to PCB Visualizer. – More information is available in Eurocircuits “PCB Visualizer – functionality extended

PCB Visualizer update 01/08/2012

PCB Visualizer update:

  • The image format now supports arcs. This results in a smaller file size, faster load times and a smoother image.

  • Zoom in and zoom out in the detailed view now makes sure that the image at the mouse locations stays at the mouse location.
  • Solved issue with window size in Opera browser.

PCB Visualizer update 19/07/2012

PCB Visualizer update:

  • Added an import error when the drill layer registration might be incorrect.
  • Full revision the online help.
  • Added release notes.