Design for Manufacturability Check (DFM)


Partsimony automatically performs Design for Manufacturability (DFM) checks and suggests improvements for user-uploaded designs. It aims to enhance production efficiency and cost-effectiveness by identifying design inefficiencies.

Understanding DFM Results

When you upload a Component, the system automatically checks for possible improvements. This helps reduce costs and make the design better suited for manufacturing.

Within the DFM Check tab of the Component editor window, the platform points out issues that need your attention. You can go through these issues one by one. There's an option to View Issues in more detail.

Visualizing DFM Results in 3D

Clicking on View Issues within the DFM Check tab will automatically open a 3D model of your design.

This model clearly marks the areas that need work with color coding. This visual tool makes it easier for you to spot and understand each issue. You have the flexibility to address, ignore, or mark issues as resolved according to your needs. Partsimony aims to support you in achieving more efficient designs, but the final decision on making changes remains with you.

Please note: The automatic DFM check feature is currently available for CNC machining and sheet metal manufacturing methods. Partsimony plans to extend this support to more manufacturing methods in the future.

Color Codes for Focus

Color codes in the DFM tab help you quickly see where to focus. They make it easy to spot issues in your design that need attention. This visual feedback is key to improving your design's manufacturability and cost-effectiveness.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes, you can choose to not make any changes to your design even if the DFM check finds issues. It's entirely up to you.

  • Ignoring issues means they won't affect your current design process. However, be aware that unresolved issues could impact the manufacturability and cost of your project.

  • Yes, Partsimony plans to expand DFM checks to other manufacturing methods in the future, but currently, they are only available for CNC machining and sheet metal manufacturing.