Easy to Use (Drag file to upload)
One-click PCB file checker (Correct PCB Design issues automatically with just one click)
Multiple practical tools (Accurate Impedance calculator, simpler than SI9000, and DIY PCB panelization in simulation view)
Instant Quote (save costs and improve efficiency)
One-click File Generator (One-click output Gerber, BOM, coordinate files)
Free (7/24 available and without limits)
To upload files, you just need to drag the file into the software. (see pic 3.1)
HQDFM can analyze the common problems of design with just one click. For Gerber files, HQDFM software can not only automatically recognize the layer type, file format, and alignment, but also can accurately locate the problems and offer the solution to optimize the problems with a combination of design-side problems, production-side problems, factory capabilities, and price factors. (see pic 3.2)
HQDFM integrates multiple practical tools, including DIY PCB panelization tool, Impedance calculator (simpler than SI9000), Pads calculator, Routing distance calculator and utilization calculator, besides, HQDFM covers the picture viewing function, CAM350, GerbView and it supports physical simulation view. (see pic 3.3.1-3.3.3)
Real-time quotation based on the analyzed data of our will show the details of the price and the lead time, which enables users could easily predict the cost and delivery time in PCB design. (see pic 3.4)
HQDFM can output Gerber, BOM list, and coordinate files of Altium Designer, Protel, and PADS with one click.
HQDFM is free, 7/24 available and without limits.
Open https://www.nextpcb.com/dfm.html and click Free Download (see pic 4.1.1), it occupies 512M, please keep enough space for operation. (Please note that HQDFM is only available in Windows systems for now: Win7/WinVista/Win2003/WinXP/Win8/Win10)
Run the installation program "HQDFM_Setup.exe", and select the installation path (you can custom the installation path). Click "Next" to run the installation program, and you will complete the installation. (see pic 4.1.2)
After the installation, you could sign in with your NextPCB account or click the button "sign up" to register, and you can use HQDFM. (see pic 4.2)
You could check the "Tutorial Video" page for more detailed usage and operation procedures. https://www.nextpcb.com/video-tutorial.html
Here are 8 examples of manufacturability problems discovered by HQDFM. (see pic 4.4)
HQDFM is free software developed independently by NextPCB.
In addition to its powerful functions, it has a
professional technical team with 5+ years of Cadence, PADS, Altium Designer, Protel design experience, and with
15+ years of production and R&D experience, who offers analysis and optimization suggestions, as well as
one-to-one communication and assistance services. If you have any concerns or ideas,
please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org