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TestWay Express Documentation for DfT, Test and Assembly

Oct 29, 2012

ASTER develops innovative modules for documentation and engineering:

  • Documentor® is a powerful document management tool that allows quick and easy creation of  comprehensive shop floor documentation, as well as the formatting of testability analysis   reports.
  • Engineering Change Order (ECO) is designed to facilitate post fabrication, PCB  modifications.

These powerful modules can be implemented as part of QuadView, the industry standard in PCB visualization, or as part of TestWay Express, the reference in testability analysis.
With a single click, Documentor® will produce all of your PCB reports and documentation. Testability analysis reports, assembly/inspection documentation, manufacturing/test instructions and process pages are all handled seamlessly.

Documentor® is a dedicated toolbar add-in for MS-Word that allows direct access to TestWay Express  and QuadView. Simply load one of the previously created templates using MS-Word, select the ^ TestWay project to document, and then start creating the report. Several output formats are  available: DOC, PDF or HTML.

HTML is the basis for a paperless solution where documents are fully interactive within the QuadView  viewer.

Fully integrated within QuadView is a new ECO toolbar to handle post  fabrication PCB modifications such as track cuts, drilled vias; wire straps,  component addition or removals and glue dots, etc...
All these actions are automatically documented and can be exported to  Documentor® or a text file.

A BOM comparison is performed automatically, which simplifies the creation of documents detailing  the actions necessary to upgrade the board. This innovative feature greatly reduces the engineering  effort in the creation and generation of ECO documentation.

These modules allow comprehensive documentation to be created for the entire shop floor; ensuring  engineering solutions are disseminated accurately and consistently. This maximizes quality and  minimizes engineering effort.


ASTER is the leading supplier in Board-Level Testability analysis tools, capitalizing on proven expertise  in board testability and strong customer relations. Founded in 1993, ASTER develops a wide range of  products dealing with PCB Testability, Viewing and Quality Management. TestWay is a proven  solution, used by many PCB design and manufacturing companies worldwide that provides a unique  approach to identify electrical testability requirements and compute theoretical test coverage early in  the design chain. For more information about the company and its solutions, please visit www.aster-technologies.com  or call ASTER on +33 299 83 01 01.

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