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    CircuitMaker Alternatives

    CircuitMaker is described as 'is the best free PCB design software by Altium for Open Source Hardware Designers, Hackers, Makers, Students and Hobbyists. From the about page of the website:' and is an app in the education & reference category. There are more than 25 alternatives to CircuitMaker for Windows, Linux, Mac and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is KiCad, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like CircuitMaker are Fritzing, LibrePCB, Autodesk EAGLE and Circuit Simulator (CircuitJS1).

    CircuitMaker is mainly a Electronic Design Automation Tool but alternatives to it may also be Circuit Simulators or CAD Softwares. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of CircuitMaker.
    This page was last updated Nov 30, 2019
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    CircuitMaker is the best free PCB design software by Altium for Open Source Hardware Designers, Hackers, Makers, Students...
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    1. KiCad is an open source software suite for electronic design automation (EDA) - designing schematics of electronic circuits and printed circuit boards (PCB). KiCad is developed by Jean-Pierre Charras.
    2. to design circuits, as well as so called "layouts", be it PCB or stripboard or breadboard... very-very handy a tool, very complex but very simple to use.


    3. LibrePCB is a free EDA software to develop printed circuit boards. It’s currently under heavy development to bring out first stable releases as soon as possible.
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      Autodesk EAGLE is an electronic design automation (EDA) software. Enabling printed circuit board (PCB) designers to seamlessly connect schematic diagrams, component placement, PCB routing, and comprehensive library content.
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    4. This electronic circuit simulator is highly interactive giving the feeling of playing with real components. It's very helpful for experimentation and visualization. It's a desktop version of the Circuit JS.


    5. The gEDA project has produced and continues working on a full GPL'd suite and toolkit of Electronic Design Automation tools. These tools are used for electrical circuit design, schematic capture, simulation, prototyping, and production.
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      The Cadence OrCAD product line provides affordable, high-performance PCB design tools that boost productivity for smaller design teams and individual PCB designers.
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      PCB Design Software.
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      Schematics.com empowers engineers to design, share, and collaborate on circuit design online.
    6. We build the pickaxes of hardware engineering. Ideation tools, schematic capture, PCB layout, design hosting, parts library management, and affordable prototyping.
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