inspectAR PCB Overlay Viewer

inspectAR PCB Viewer

inspectAR is a smart PCB overlay viewer using augmented reality. Upload your design data and hold your prototype PCB under a webcam or mobile device. What you see is an overlay of your design data to the printed circuit board. Electrical engineers, lab technicians, quality assurance teams, EMS factory technicians, and manufacturing engineers can see nets, pins, component information, and datasheets as an overlay to your PCB. This helps you to locate points of interest on the PCB and have all information from the design data available.

Inspect, analyze, debug, rework, and bring up printed circuit boards faster with the power of AR. The viewer will read in IPC-2581 data and can display it as an overlay to the real PCB in the lab. You can use it to locate the right pins for measurements. 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.

  • Instantly locate any net, component, or layer
  • Search, view and add selected component information & datasheets
  • Easily collaborate as a team by providing comments, documents and image files, and configured overlays
  • Define and provide test and rework instructions
  • Create markups, labels, and simple graphics and link them to the design as screenshots

Start Your Free Trial Today

Use inspectAR free of charge with full functionality. Create a free account to unlock your download for iOS and Android. If you do not have a PCB at hand, a printed photo is also sufficient.
After the trial period has expired, access is automatically switched to the mobile version (inspectAR Personal) with restricted use.

Start Free Trial apple ios app store google android play store

Product Features

InspectAR products
inspectAR products


inspectAR has a scalable solution of three different products. The free version is for a Single User who want to see Eagle or KiCAD projects on mobile devices with iOS & Android apps. The professional version is Single Seat which allows to load 5 projects based on IPC-2581 data. This format can be exported by OrCAD, Allegro, Altium, Mentor, Zuken, etc. Up to three person can collaborate on the same project and the data can be stored locally on a Windows or Mac computer. Teams is an enterprise version for bigger organisations.

inspectAR explore PCBs
Explore your PCB

Explore your Boards

Filter by component type, search by reference designator, or tap the board itself. inspectAR’s dynamic overlays and integrated environment allow you to get work done faster and more accurately than ever before.
If you do not have a PCB at hand, a printed photo is also sufficient.

inspectAR access documentation
Access documentation

Access Documentation

inspectAR enables board designers to create and distribute AR powered support docs and guides. Users of all levels benefit from the approachable, detailed, new way to engaging with support materials.

PCB Viewer
PCB Overlay Viewer

PCB Overlay Viewer

Eliminate the need to constantly switch between printed schematics, EDA tool, loose datasheets, and your board. inspectAR brings all of your information in one place for you to instantly check values, datasheets, connected nets, and component locations. View your design data as an overlay to the real PCB.

YouTube Videos

inspectAR Demo Video

Overview Demo

Demo of inspectAR with a complex 12 layer board. See how to select components, show datasheets and rotate the board for a bottom view.

Product Feature Comparison inspectAR

inspectAR Personal (Free) inspectAR Professional inspectAR Teams
Single User Single User Multiple User
free €1000/year Get quotation
Unlimited Free Eagle, KiCAD, and sponsored projects 5 PCB design projects (Cadence, Altium, Siemens, Zuken, IPC-2581) Unlimited PCB projects across all EDA tools
iOS, Android iOS, Android, Windows, Mac iOS, Android, Windows, Mac
- Broad EDA Support Broad EDA Support
- 3 collaborators per project Full collaboration features
Cloud Cloud On-premise server
This table is for information only. For details consult the official datasheets from Cadence.

OS-Requirements: macOS 10.12 or later; Windows 7 or later; Android 6.0 or later; iOS 11.0 or later
Hardware-Requirements: Desktop-USB Webcam (Min 1080p, 4K Recommended); Preferred: Logitech Brio 4K; Mobile + Built-In Camera: Rear-Facing 8MP Camera at minimum