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Best software for PCB Design
Last Post 06 Jul 2015 07:07 AM by Michael Keens. 6 Replies.
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zoranbd
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01 Feb 2012 04:36 AM
    What is the best software for PCB Design?
    Niel
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    02 Feb 2012 02:22 AM
    There are a number of very good software packages for designing PCB. Asking which is the best really needs to be clarified.

    1. How much are you ready to spend?
    2. How familiar are you with designing PCB's?
    3. How complicated will your PCB's be?
    4. Is circuit simulation an important part of your work?

    I you are just starting to learn to use E-CAD software then you may not want to get the most capable package. You may want to consider getting a more basic package and then develop your skills.

    Niel Leon
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    GUNJAN2012
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    17 Apr 2012 08:38 PM

    Posted By Niel Leon on 02 Feb 2012 07:22 AM
    There are a number of very good software packages for designing PCB. Asking which is the best really needs to be clarified.

    1. How much are you ready to spend?
    2. How familiar are you with designing PCB's?
    3. How complicated will your PCB's be?
    4. Is circuit simulation an important part of your work?

    I you are just starting to learn to use E-CAD software then you may not want to get the most capable package. You may want to consider getting a more basic package and then develop your skills.

    Niel Leon
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    Is this a free software??
    can you please send me a link for downloading it??
    Niel
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    21 Apr 2012 09:53 AM
    Gunjan:

    E-CAD is not a specific software package. I was using it as a a general term for PCB Design Packages.

    There are a number of freeware packages on the web. Eagle CAD has one. Also several of the companies who provide PCB fabrication services have online programs which you can use in exchange for selecting their service to fabricate your PCB boards.

    I am a Mechanical Engineer so can not specifically recommend one.

    Niel
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    27 Apr 2012 08:23 PM
    thanks for the info..
    Arifa Anees
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    15 Sep 2014 10:27 AM
    although there are several PCB softwares which are easily available in market. the mmore user-friendly softwares are expressPCB,ZenitPCB,freePCB,TinyCAD,OsmondPCB,Kicad and so many.

    freePCBb is an open source software and is used very commonly.


    courtesy by: www.rushpcb.co.uk
    Michael Keens
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    06 Jul 2015 07:07 AM
    Lots of PCB design software available but depends on the budget. Personally i use CADSTAR but a list of available software can be found here:-

    http://www.surfacemountprocess.com/...tware.html
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