NPI software links PCB design and manufacturing operations
The lean NPI flow provides a true PCB design-through-manufacturing solution by first preparing and verifying the final PCB product model definition, then delivering that product model through the manufacturing process definition, factory floor tooling, and document creation stages. Additionally, the use of the ODB++ V8 open-standard file format within the NPI flow enables intelligent design-to-manufacturing data transfer.
The lean NPI flow comprises the Xpedition platform, the Valor NPI and Valor Process Preparation products, and the Valor Parts Library. It also supports Frontline PCB fabrication tools and several ODB++-compatible third-party tools.
Valor NPI product page
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