is a smart PCB viewer that displays the physical PCB together with the design
data as an augmented reality overlay. All common PCB design programs such as
Cadence Allegro, OrCAD, Siemens, Altium or Zuken can output design data in
IPC-2581 format. These are then read into inspectAR. The real
circuit board is recorded via a webcam, mobile phone or tablet. The software
recognises the dimensions of the PCB and matches the coordinates with the
design. Then the information about pins, nets and components can be shown as an
overlay to the design data. On the screen you can see the photo statically or
dynamically as a video stream the combination of the PCB with the functionality
of the circuit diagram. This view saves a lot of time when bringing up
prototypes, during troubleshooting and repair or in quality assurance.
Interactive selection on the screen shows
which component it is. With another click, the data sheet of the component can
be displayed. The routing for nets is displayed over all used layers in the
layout. This gives the viewer a quick overview of
which components are connected. With this augmented reality
viewer, PCBs can be inspected, analysed, debugged and revised. Several people can access the data in a project at the
same time and collaborate or leave comments. When the PCB is rotated or flipped
in the video stream, the virtually superimposed data and routing follow the
coordinates on the PCB.
locate any net, component, or layer
View part information
Easy to work together:
comment, tag team mates, link to BOM
Create test and
Draw & mark
Use inspectAR free of charge with full functionality.
The free trial version is available for all common operating systems (Windows,
iOS or Android). If you do not have a PCB at hand, a printed photo is also
sufficient (available here as a pdf).
After the trial period has expired, access is
automatically switched to the mobile version (inspectAR Free) with restricted