PCB CAD programs

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[edit] Free/Open source

DesignSpark RS components - http://www.designspark.com/

FreePCB - http://www.freepcb.com

Fritzing - http://fritzing.org

gEDA - http://www.gpleda.org/index.html

KiCAD - http://kicad-pcb.org/

Minimal Board Editor - http://www.suigyodo.com/online/e/index.htm (English, Japanese)

Open Circuit Design - http://opencircuitdesign.com

Protel/Altium AutoTrax/EasyTrax (DOS Based) - http://www.altium.com/community/downloads/en/downloads_home.cfm

TCI - http://b.urbani.free.fr (French)

ZenitPCB - http://www.zenitpcb.com/Index.html

TinyCAD - http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/tinycad/index.php?title=TinyCAD

[edit] Limited free version

AutoTRAX - http://www.kov.com

CADint - http://www.cadint.se/p_free.asp

Cadstar Express (Zuken) - http://www.zuken.com/products/cadstar/downloads/express.aspx

DipTrace - http://www.diptrace.com

Eagle (Farnell/Newark) - http://www.cadsoft.de

Layo1 PCB - http://www.baas.nl/layo1pcb/uk/downloads.htm

McCAD - http://www.mccad.com/index.html

OrCad 16.3 (Cadence) - http://www.cadence.com/products/orcad/pages/downloads.aspx#demo

Osmond PCB - http://www.osmondpcb.com/index.html (Only PCB)

PCB Elegance - http://www.mercoelectronics.nl

WinQcad - http://www.winqcad.com

CometCAD - http://www.cometcad.com

[edit] Commercial

Rush PCB pcb design uk pcb assembly service

Allegro (Cadence) - http://www.cadence.com/products/pcb/Pages/default.aspx

Altium - http://www.altium.com

Ariadne - http://www.cad-ul.de/ariadne-eda.html (German)

AutoTRAX (Not to be confused with Protel/Altium!) - http://www.kov.com

Bartels AutoEngineer - http://www.bartels.de/bae/bae_en.htm (English, German)

BoardMaker3 - http://www.tsien.info/index.php#

Board Station (Mentor) - http://www.mentor.com/products/pcb-system-design/design-flows/boardstation

CADint - http://www.cadint.se/products.asp

Cadstar (Zuken) - http://www.zuken.com/products/cadstar

CIRCAD - http://www.holophase.com/index.html

CircuitCREATOR - http://www.circuitcreator.com/creator/index.htm

Circuit Wizard, PCB wizard - http://www.new-wave-concepts.com/products.html

CSiEDA - http://www.csitek.co.kr (Korean)

CSiEDA - http://www.csieda.co.jp/en/csieda (Japanese, English)

CR-5000 (Zuken) - http://www.zuken.com/products/cr-5000

DipTrace - http://www.diptrace.com

Douglas CAD/CAM - http://www.douglas.com/software/pro/prolayout.html

Dreamcad - http://www13.ocn.ne.jp/~dreamnet (Japanese)

Eagle (Farnell/Newark) - http://www.cadsoft.de

Easy-PC - http://www.numberone.com/easypc.asp

EDWinXP - http://www.visionics.a.se/index.html

Expedition Enterprise (Mentor) - http://www.mentor.com/products/pcb-system-design/design-flows/expedition-enterprise

ICADPCB (Fujitsu) - http://www.fujitsu.com/my/services/software/business/icad_thirdpage.html

Layo1 PCB - http://www.baas.nl/layo1pcb/uk/index.html

McCAD - http://www.mccad.com/index.html

Orcad (Cadence) - http://www.cadence.com/products/orcad/orcad_capture/pages/default.aspx

Osmond PCB - http://www.osmondpcb.com/index.html (Only PCB)

Pads (Mentor) - http://www.mentor.com/products/pcb-system-design/design-flows/pads

PCB Elegance - http://www.mercoelectronics.nl

PCB-Investigator - http://www.pcb-investigator.com

Proteus PCB Design - http://www.labcenter.com/products/pcb_overview.cfm

Pulsonix - http://pulsonix.com/index.asp

Rimu Schematics/PCB - http://www.hutson.co.nz

Scooter PCB - http://www.scooter-pcb.de/scooter-pcb/index.html (German)

Sprint-Layout - http://www.abacom-online.de/uk/html/sprint-layout.html

SuperCAD/SuperPCB - http://www.mentala.com/products.htm

Target 3001 - http://www.ibfriedrich.com (English, German, French)

TINA (DesignSoft) - http://www.tina.com

Ultiboard (National Instruments) - http://www.ni.com/ultiboard

Vutrax - http://www.vutrax.co.uk/index.htm

WinCircuit - http://alain.michel13.free.fr/Anglais.html

WinQcad - http://www.winqcad.com

XL designer (Seetrax) - http://www.xldesigner.com

Zuken CR-5000 - http://www.zuken.com/en/products/pcb-design/cr-5000

[edit] Free SW for PCB order service (no gerber files export)

ECAD Pro - http://www.pcbdesignandfab.com (gerber files $25/board)

Expresspcb - http://www.expresspcb.com

Pad 2 Pad - http://www.pad2pad.com

PCB123 - http://www.sunstone.com/PCB123-CAD-Software.aspx (gerber files $100/board)

PCB Artist - http://www.4pcb.com/free-pcb-layout-software

Target 3001 (PCB Pool edition) - http://www.pcb-pool.com/ppuk/service_downloads.html (gerber with proto)


[edit] Gerber tools

DFM Now! - http://www.numericalinnovations.com/dfmnow.html

GCPrevue (Graphicode) - http://www.graphicode.com/Download_GC-Prevue_and_Free_Trials

GerberLogix - http://www.easylogix.de/products_detail.php?prog_id=1

GerbTool - http://www.wssi.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=section&id=16&Itemid=167

gerbv - http://gerbv.sourceforge.net

Online-Gerber-Viewer - http://www.gerber-viewer.com

Viewplot - http://www.viewplot.com

[edit] PCB panelizing

CAM 350 - http://www.downstreamtech.com/CAM350XL.html

FAB 3000 - http://www.numericalinnovations.com/fab3000.html


[edit] Stripboard/Veroboard layout tools

DIY Layout Creator - http://diy-fever.com/sofware/diylc/

LochMaster - http://www.abacom-online.de/uk/html/lochmaster.html

Stripboard Designer - http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Multimedia_and_Graphics/Misc__Graphics_Tools/StripBoard_Designer.html

Stripboard Magic - http://www.marlwifi.org.nz/other/stripboard-magic

Stripes - http://sites.google.com/site/libby8dev/stripes

VeeCAD - http://veecad.com/

VeroCAD - http://xtronic.org/download/verocad-3-veroboard/

VeroDes - http://www.heyrick.co.uk/software/verodes/

[edit] Simulation - Free

Analog Devices version of NI Multisim - http://www.analog.com/en/amplifier-linear-tools/multisim/topic.html

5Spice - http://www.5spice.com/ (not free for commercial use)

Cider - http://embedded.eecs.berkeley.edu/pubs/downloads/cider/index.htm

Circuit Simulator Applet - http://www.falstad.com/circuit/ (iPad/iPhone version available, iCircuit - NOT FREE)

Logisim - http://ozark.hendrix.edu/~burch/logisim/

LTpsiceIV (Linear Technology) - http://www.linear.com/designtools/software/

Mindi (Microchip) - http://www.microchip.com/stellent/idcplg?IdcService=SS_GET_PAGE&nodeId=1406&dDocName=en537206

Ngspice - http://ngspice.sourceforge.net/screens.html

Qucs - http://qucs.sourceforge.net/

Simetrix - http://www.simetrix.co.uk/site/demo.html

TINA-TI (Texas Instruments) - http://focus.ti.com/docs/toolsw/folders/print/tina-ti.html

XSPICE - http://users.ece.gatech.edu/~mrichard/Xspice/

[edit] Simulation - Commercial

AIM Spice - http://www.aimspice.com/

B2 Spice - http://www.beigebag.com/

Circuit Wizard - http://www.new-wave-concepts.com/products.html

ICAP/4, etc.. - http://www.intusoft.com/default.htm (Limited Free version available)

Micro Cap - http://www.spectrum-soft.com/index.shtm (Limited Free version available)

NI Multisim (National Instruments) - http://www.ni.com/multisim/

PSpice (Cadence) - http://www.cadence.com/products/orcad/pspice_simulation/pages/default.aspx (Limited Free version available)

Simetrix - http://www.simetrix.co.uk/site/index.html

Super Spice (Anasoft) - http://www.anasoft.co.uk/ (Limited Free version available)

TopSpice - http://penzar.com/topspice/topspice.htm (Limited Free version available)

WinSpice - http://www.winspice.com/

[edit] 3D Models

http:///beta-prototypes.com/

http://grabcad.com/

http://www.3dcontentcentral.com/

http://www.pcb-3d.com/

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