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Design for Manufacture (DFM)

P-C-D utilise the Valor NPI tool to verify Printed Circuit Board (PCB) database outputs before the manufacturing process commences.

Valor NPI

Resolve manufacturability issues early in the process to save time and money.

For PCB designers, Valor NPI provides concurrent DFM analysis during the design process, applying up to 700 manufacturing rules to your design to ensure minimum revision spins in manufacturing. The DFM analysis flow can be set up to automatically analyse each new version and pinpoint all potential manufacturing problems directly in the CAD system. For manufacturing NPI and process engineers, Valor NPI provides comprehensive analysis of how new products match the fabrication, assembly and test processes, including VPL (Valor Parts Library) analysis, for rapid feedback to the customer.


  • Reduces the number of design revisions required to bring a design to volume production release
  • Lowers total product cost by enabling automated DFM early in the design and NPI process
  • Improves the reliability of a design by highlighting manufacturing risks to be addressed ahead of production
  • Reduces the amount of time spent on supplier "call-backs" to the designer
  • Works with most major PCB layout and manufacturing tools
  • We can also run Valor NPI on your own Gerber and ODB data from most CAD systems