Looking for iPhone boardviews that FlexBV can read? Have a look over at BadCaps (Registration probably required to download). FlexBV R1115 onwards can read these files fairly well, though some are missing data, but that's not FlexBV's fault.

You can find additional boards and schematics by googling for the board code and 'boardview' eg 820-00165 boardview

Note: Boardviews and schematics are intellectual property owned by the respective parties, as such it is not legal to distribute them with FlexBV any more than it would be to distribute SpaceX raptor engine plans with AutoCAD (no matter how impressive that would be).

FlexBV is designed to be a multiformat usage boardview application that can accept files from many different sources.

Save time and money with your board repairs
FlexBV interlinks boardviews and schematics saving you the hassle of manually cross-referencing, to provide a smoother repair process, leaving you to keep your mind focused on finding the fault.

"Switching to FlexBV will recoup the cost of its licence within a single business day"

How does it work?
Previously most boards only required schematics to assist with repairs, the parts were labelled on the PCB silkscreen and the board was the literal boardview. Over time with increasing part densities silk screening became impractical and now frequently non-existent on devices such as Macbook and iPhone boards.

To faciliate locating and identifying parts, boardview files are now generated; a modern replacement for the silkscreen layer of past with the immediate advantage of being able to locate the part quickly instead of manual visual searching.

FlexBV ties together the logical schematic representation and the new boardview files, in to a visual cross referenced system making it extremely easy to see the correlation between the schematic, parts, nets and board

Who is it meant for?
  • You're a professional repair agent who performs board level electronics repairs on devices with access to boardviews and schematics
  • You're part of an assembly or rework team with an in-house, or contracted system
  • You currently use OpenBoardView, or Landrex but want the PDF cross referencing
Licence and cost?
  • FlexBV is not a subscription model licence. You are purchasing a perpetual ownership licence. The price you pay today grants you the legal right to continue to use the FlexBV version you have purchased indefinitely, without expiration.
  • FlexBV is licenced on a per concurrent user model, meaning you can have it installed on multiple machines, but only one in use at any given time
  • FlexBV costs $147.00 USD per licence and is a perpetual licence of the last validily downloaded version within 12 months of the original purchase
  • Direct email support for duration of update period
  • FlexBV upgrades after 12 months can be purchased at a discounted rate for existing licence holders
Use it for third-party board repairs
FlexBV supports numerous boardview formats so that you can diagnose & repair existing machines and boards.
Use it for your in-house boards
With FlexBV's support of Fabmaster (FAB), Hyperlynx (HYP), Altium Designer / Protel (PCB/PCBDoc), IPC-D-356(A), BVR / BVRe, and GenCAD (CAD), you can provide boardview files for support agents without having to release the full intellectual property or propriatory design details contained within your master files. EaglePCB, KiCAD, OrCAD and Altium all support export to at least one of the formats that FlexBV will read. More formats are constantly being added!
How does it compare?

Cost $147.00 USD, with 12 months of free updates N/A N/A
Licence type Per concurrent seat licence, perpetual Closed Open Source
Support Direct email for duration of update period None Github Issues
Internet connectivity required? No No No
Cross Platform (Windows, macOS, Linux) Yes No Yes
Supported file formats brd1Allegro binary BRD not supported, bdv, cst, asc, bvr, bvr2, bvre, cad, fzNo key required, fab, hyp, odb2Single file format exported from OrCAD. Different to odb++, GenCAD, Altium Designer / Protel*ASCII/plain-text export, IPC-D-356[A] brd1 brd1, bdv, cst, asc, bvr, bvr2, cad, fz3FZ decoding key required, not supplied
Board Annotations Yes No Yes
Open Source Contributor Yes No Yes
PDF Cross Referencing Yes No No
Eagle PCB export / Fabmaster support Yes No No
Hyperlynx support Yes No No
Part Finder Yes No No
Job tracking Yes No No
PCB Theme Engine Yes No No
  • Supported operating systems
    • Windows 7, 8 and 10
    • macOS High Sierra (10.13) or more recent (Retina mode supported)
    • macOS on the new Mac M1 systems (via Rosetta 2)
    • Linux Ubuntu 16.04 or more recent
  • Perpetual ownership licence; your downloaded copy will not expire
  • No internet connectivity required; maintain your security!
  • No installation required; run directly from the unpacked download
  • Forum and email support available
Ready to purchase...

Your licence information will be provided immediately after the successful purchase. Take note of the licence data on the receipt page, a copy will also be emailed to your PayPal email address. If you have not received your licence and download information within five (5) minutes, please check your spam folder, if still not there then email us.

Read these important legal points before purchasing
  1. No Schematics or boardviews are supplied with FlexBV.
    FlexBV is a tool used to work with your own existing files. See this page for some suggestions on where to obtain boardviews and schematics.

  2. All sales are final, no refunds!
    If you are unsure, trial OpenBoardView before you purchase FlexBV.
    PayPal will not issue a refund. The legal terms & conditions set out by this purchase agreement are such that by purchasing a licence you have agreed to this.

  3. If you do not like these policies then please do not purchase this software. Software licences are not refundable; it does not matter if you change your mind or if you did not exercise due diligence for the product suitability.

  4. If you are unsure, ask questions first by contacting us via email.
    FlexBV is used daily here in our own workshop for repairs and among thousands of other workshops around the world, this is a product that has been developed by techs for techs. We are not trying to sell you something that is not what it claims to be. Ask us if you have any uncertainties because that is a lot less trouble than suffering buyer's remorse later, for all parties involved ( including us! ).

After paying for the licence, you should be returned to the success page and be provided with your licence information. Additionally a copy of the licence information will be emailed to your PayPal email address.

In order to purchase, we need to validate that you understand the terms and conditions and what is provided when you purchase a licence of FlexBV.

What is included...

  • Single seat licence of FlexBV application
  • Email support for 12 months
  • Upgrade access for 24 months
What is NOT included...

  • Boardview files
  • Schematic files
  • Board repair / diagnostic help

Step 1: Answer the question "Does FlexBV come with boardviews & schematics?"

Step 2: Agree to the terms & conditions of the purchase/sale

By ticking this checkbox I agree to the terms of this purchase agreement (items 1, 2 and 3).

Step 3:

FlexBV $147.00 USD

Step 4: Your licence will be emailed to you instantly. Check your spam folder!
What next...

NOTE: if your PayPal email address is different to the one you register with, please contact us with your preferred email and quote your TXN_ID after purchase