Version 0.1.3 of LibrePCB electronic design automation software released

Written 6 months ago by IanDorfman

Free and open source electronic design automation software LibrePCB has been updated to version 0.1.3. As the name suggests, LibrePCB is designed to help develop printed circuit boards.

Small LibrePCB iconLibrePCB 0.1.3 includes some major new features that will potentially be life savers for PCB designers. The highlights include a design rule check feature for boards, meaning that common design mistakes such as missing connections, lack of clearance, or copper elements that aren't thick enough will be reported in a new dedicated dock widget within LibrePCB.

In addition to the new design rule check, new ways of exporting aspects of PCB designs have been implemented as well. The bill of materials can now be exported to a comma-separated values file that can be read by spreadsheet software like Small Microsoft Office Excel iconMicrosoft Office Excel or Small Google Drive - Sheets iconGoogle Drive - Sheets. Board designs can now be printed and exported to PDF files as well. This allows for assembly plans to be viewable with software such as Small Adobe Acrobat Reader DC  iconAdobe Acrobat Reader DC , Small Foxit Reader iconFoxit Reader, or modern web browsers.

In addition to these major features, there are several bug fixes and quality of life improvements as well, alongside support for two new languages (Slovak and French, which are 98% and 4% translated, respectively).

LibrePCB can be downloaded for free at librepcb.org/download. It's available for Small Windows 10 iconWindows 10, Small macOS iconmacOS, and Small Linux kernel iconLinux kernel operating systems.

Further coverage:
LibrePCB Blog