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Online Tutorials

These tutorials are designed to help new DFMA users to quickly grasp basic DFMA concepts and tools, using real examples. More advanced topics are also included for the more experienced user.

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DFA Product Simplification DFM Concurrent Costing

Learn the basics of the DFA software
Learn how to use the DFA structure chart
Learn how to use the DFA questions
Learn how to use the DFA worksheets
Import a bill of material (BOM) into DFA
Learn how to use the DFA items library
Learn how to use the DFA function groups
Import a CAD model into DFA
Learn how to use the DFA reports
Learn how to batch print DFA reports
Learn how to create a DFA custom tabular report

Learn the basics of the DFM software
Share the results of my DFMA analyses with others
Analyze an injection molded part
Analyze a sheet metal part
Analyze a machined part
Analyze a machined part using the quick estimator
Add a machine to the machine library in DFM
Add a material to the material library in DFM

Tutorials (PDF)

DFA Product Simplification  

Performing an analysis
Operation library
Cable harness assembly

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You may also obtain technical support by phone at 1-401-783-5840 or by e-mail at support@dfma.com.

DFMA® System Requirements

DFA Product Simplification (current version

OS: Windows XP (SP3), Vista, Windows 7, 8, 10 (64bit compatible)
Processor: Dual core Processor (Quad core recommended)
Memory: 2GB (4GB or more recommended)
Display: XGA 1024x786 (WXGA 1280x800 or better recommended)
Hard disk space: 250MB for installation (1GB or more recommended)

DFM Concurrent Costing (current version

OS: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8, 10 (64bit compatible)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or Equivalent AMD
Memory: 2GB recommended
Hard disk space: 100MB

FLEXlm® License Manager (current version 11.10.1)

For floating licenses only

OS: Windows XP (SP3),Vista,7,8,10, Server (2003, 2008, 2012)
Network: Access through TCP/IP
Hard disk space: 5MB

Current International Versions

Design for Assembly German
Design for Assembly Japanese 9.1.0
Design for Assembly French 9.1.0
DFM Concurrent Costing German

Third Party Acknowledgements

DFMA includes software developed by devDept Software S.a.s. (http://www.devdept.com)
Portion of copyright © devDept Software S.a.s. All Rights Reserved



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