• Perspectives let you run multiple design analyses on a job to provide QED data geared towards production in addition to the QED info for quoting
  • Currently 4 Perspectives are available:
    • Original job perspective – contains data and analysis results from the unmodified job data as received from the customer
    • Drill tool compensated perspective – perspective in which data and analysis results are based on drill tool diameters rather than on end diameters
    • Etch compensated perspective – perspective which contains the data and analysis results starting from copper layers to which an etch compensation factor has been applied
    • Combined Drill tool and etch-compensated perspective – combining the results of the previous two

  • The analysis results from the different perspectives can be combined into a single QED PDF report or split into separate reports
  • Perspectives manages the data from the different analyses side by side in a consistent and easy-to-access way
  • Checkpoint and DFM Review have easy access to the analysis results from every perspective
  • DFM Classes has access to the analysis data from any perspective and build the manufacturability table from it


  • Versatility: use the original design analysis data to communicate with your customer and data from one of the additional perspectives to feed to your Engineering, Pre-CAM or CAM departments for internal use
  • Ease-of-use: all analysis data in the different perspectives is calculated in one go; no need to rerun jobs a second or a third time
  • Versatility: dedicated PDF reports with data from different perspectives can be easily configured by drag-and-drop
  • Easy access: Checkpoint – DFM Classes – DFM Review can all display and report on the data from the different perspectives
  • Consistency: if an operator intervention has an impact on the design analysis results, the relevant data in the various perspectives is updated automatically and selectively
  • Compatibility: original, drill tool compensated or etch-compensated PCB layout data can be exported to DPF, ODB++ or Gerber for further use in CAM