The PCB Checker is part of the PCB Visualizer and allows you to verify the data uploaded and easily view any DRC (Design Rule Check) or DFM (Design For Manufacture) issues found during the analysis of the data.
The PCB Checker is only available after full analysis of the data has been completed and saved to the Shopping basket in your customer account. For more information, please see our How to Upload PCB Data User Guide.
DRC information vs DFM information
DRC information shows the results of the Full Analysis measurements against values set in the PCB Configurator (track width, isolation, annular ring etc.) and allows you to view any differences found one-by-one.
DFM information, also available after Full Analyses, shows information related to the PCB production process and relevant information for the Assembly process (Plating Index value, Copper surface (dm2) per layer, Solderpaste surface and Copper free of Soldermask, None connected pads free of soldermask that can be used as fiducial).
To view the DFM information simply click the DFM information tab in the DRC – DFM information section.
Opening the PCB Checker
Firstly, Sign in to your Eurocircuits User Account.
From the Shopping basket select the job you want to review and open the PCB Visualizer.
If there is no red flag () in the PCB Visualizer column, then there are no DRC or DFM issues that require your attention.
The PCB Visualizer will open and next select the PCB Checker button from the tool menu at the top.
The PCB Checker will open showing the DRC information.
Reviewing the DRC information
To review an issue, simply select the row in the DRC – DFM information section where the Measured value is shown in Red, this will highlight the row in Green as below.
Use the scroll bar on the right-hand side to scroll up and down.
The columns in this section are:
Layer – This is the functional name of the layer as defined in the Buildup Editor.