Duro


What is Duro?

"Duro supercharges hardware engineering teams through a set of powerful tools in an intuitive interface. Easily manage BOMs, track revisions, and centralize your product data."

Duro empowers multi-disciplinary hardware engineering teams to boost their productivity and accelerate product launch timelines. As simple to use as a spreadsheet, Duro increases communication and collaboration across engineering teams and their suppliers as they collectively manage the design and manufacturing of their hardware products. By centralizing all product and manufacturing-related data teams can work from a single source of truth, keeping project stakeholders up-to-date and aligned.

But what really makes Duro different is its automated workflows. Unlike any other PLM platform, both data entry and data validation are automated within Duro. By working within a tool that automatically checks for manufacturing risks like component duplicates and part numbering inconsistencies, product stakeholders no longer need to worry about entering erroneous data or having data errors propagate to their suppliers. Additionally, Duro integrates directly with all major parts distributors (e.g. DigiKey, McMaster, Mouser, and many others) allowing you to automatically grab parts specifications, datasheets, CAD files, price breaks and lead times in seconds. Altogether this leads to accelerated development cycles and a much higher degree of data accuracy.


Duro scored 69/100 in the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) category. This is based on user satisfaction (92/100), press buzz (14/100), recent user trends (falling), and other relevant information on Duro gathered from around the web.

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Regional Restrictions: Currently only available the United States

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Duro Product Overview

  • Reduce risk and wasted dollars

  • Shorten development schedules

  • Automate key design processes

  • Accelerate hardware development

  • Increase workforce productivity

  • Centralize your important engineering and manufacturing data

  • Manage and maintain a single source of truth

  • Properly track and document all engineering and manufacturing decisions

  • Reduce documentation errors and miscommunications


Languages: English
Regional Restrictions: Currently only available the United States

Duro Features

  • API
  • Batch Permissions & Access
  • Budgeting
  • Calendar Management
  • Contact Management
  • Customer Management
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Data Visualization
  • Expense Tracking
  • External Integrations
  • Forecasting
  • Gantt Charts
  • Google Apps Integration
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Multi-User
  • Natural Resources
  • Notifications
  • Project Management
  • Scheduling
  • Supplier Management
  • Task Scheduling/Tracking
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons
  • Product Catalog
  • Shipping Management
  • Order management
  • SAP Integration
  • Prioritization
  • Roadmapping
  • Resource Management

Duro FAQs

Does Duro integrate with any other apps?

Yes, please visit our website for the latest list of integrations.

Does Duro offer an API?

Not currently, but this is on our roadmap.

Does Duro offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?

Yes, please visit the product tutorial videos section of our website.

Who are the main user groups of Duro?

  • Hardware engineering team members
  • Engineering managers
  • Procurement team members
  • Supply chain personnel
  • External suppliers and vendors
  • Contract Manufacturers

Does Duro offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?

Yes, Duro is multi-user and is best used across teams.

What are some applications Duro is commonly used in tandem with?

  • Popular CAD programs (e.g. Solidworks, Altium, Eagle, Fusion360, OnShape, etc.)
  • Inventory Management software (e.g. Fishbowl)

What is Duro generally used for?

Duro is used as a secure, centralized hub for all of your company's important product, engineering, supply chain and manufacturing data and files. With everything in one place, teams can more confidently communicate, track and document changes that occur along the lifecycle of a given product. Over time your company will build a historical record of engineering and manufacturing decisions to inform new employees, help the company avoid mistakes and, in general, better assure success.

What platforms does Duro support?

Windows, Mac, Mobile web.

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Duro User Reviews

Average User Rating:
4.6/5 based on 5 user ratings.
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A great value for product data control


What do you like about Duro?

If you know about managing product manufacturing and the complexities of handling BOM's, AVL, ECO, etc, you know how difficult is to handle information in a bulletproof way, specially in a changing environment such as a design phase. There is nothing worst than trying to track an old engineering change without a proper control system. DURO will do all that and more for you in a very easy to access and manage platform and an accesible cost. It's a sure investment for any manufacturing startup for product data control.

What do you dislike about Duro?

It is still a work in progress and features come gradually. Even though it is already usable, it's still a long way to be in the same league as Agile, for example (from Oracle). Something in the wish list is the selective leveled multiuser access, such as vendors and collaborators. That, together with automated notifications and multilevel-multidirectional queries (à la SAP), would make an awesome product.


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Value for money
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Duro is onto something


What do you like about Duro?

Simplicity and Ease of use. It doesn't take a lot of effort to get the entire team up to speed and using product which is the primary goal of using this type of software. If everyone is not using it, then its less beneficial a solution.

Duro team recognizes the need for a simple easy to use way to manage your manufacturing.

What do you dislike about Duro?

Still in its infancy as a company and product, but very mature and reliable for where they are today.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Duro solve?

Manufacturing database management of cad files, specs, artwork, BOM's. Great one place of truth that is revision controlled.


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Ease of use
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Value for money
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Customer service
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PLM For 21st Century


What do you like about Duro?

Duro bridges the gap from informal and spreadsheet based product tracking to unweildly and arduous enterprise ERP or PLM systems. It is a lightweight unobtrusive system for small engineering and product teams to enable best practices in PLM practices. We especially like the ability to automatically link in and populate parts from Mcmaster and digikey part numbers. which reduces wasted time of engineers cross linking part numbers to spec sheets and eliminates the possibility of confusion

What do you dislike about Duro?

With any new software there is of course a small learning curve to get over. From years of practice some engineers were faster in spreadsheets or the chaos of using no PLM system at all.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Duro solve?

We use Duro for Product lifecycle management on hardware prototypes through preproduction and production, tracking rev changes, components and builds to catch mistakes, duplicated effort and errors before they hit the production line.


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Value for money
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Customer service
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Excellent choice for small and medium enterprises in the business of building and delivering hardware.


What do you like about Duro?

Small companies getting into hardware manufacturing are often entirely focused on prototyping and finding initial customers. As sales volumes grow, however, they often become paralyzed by the many challenges encountered when scaling production. It soon becomes clear that systems need to be introduced such as parts catalog, document management, manufacturing drawings repository, version control, inventory management, serial number tracking, RMA management, quality tracking, customer database, etc... Existing tools in the market typically cover a single function. Having to use multiple tools quickly becomes unaffordable and overly complex.

DURO takes a different approach by introducing a no-nonsense product that addresses the basic challenges from the ground-up. Their pricing model is less restrictive than that of the traditional players. Their basic PLM function allows creating a catalog of products along with all the associated engineering drawings, BOM's and ECO management. In their roadmap, DURO also have many ambitions to solve additional problems encountered by SME's like serial number management, inventory management, quality management, etc...

What I enjoy in particular is the incredible support by the DURO team who are visibly dedicated and responsive. They use an agile development process in quickly adapting to the market needs. I believe in DURO's potential to become an affordable one-stop shop to solve most of the manufacturing problems encountered by SME's doing hardware manufacturing. This sets them apart from the traditional established players with overly complex and expensive solutions which often don't cover the full range of needs.

What do you dislike about Duro?

- The automatic spreadsheet-based BOM import process doesn't always work 100% and occasionally requires a few manual fixes.
- Pictures of BOM components are automatically imported from online sources. Some images are not always successfully imported and need to be manually fixed.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Duro solve?

- Creating a picture-based in-house hardware product catalog with automatic part number assignment.
- Centralized repository of manufacturing files and BOM's for each product.
- Version control of products with ability to roll back to any earlier version.
- Sharing as-built manufacturing documentation across the engineering team from a central repository.
- Link specific hardware revisions to manufactured product serial numbers.


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Value for money
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