Alternatives to PADS PCB Design for all platforms with any license

  • Fritzing

    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.

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 0.9.3b, released in June 2016, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • KiCad

    KiCad is an open source software suite for electronic design automation (EDA) - designing schematics of electronic circuits and printed circuit boards (PCB). KiCad is...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • LibrePCB

    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.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • NI Circuit Design Suite Power Pro

    NI Circuit Design Suite software improves the PCB design process by integrating capture, simulation, and layout into a single toolchain with NI Multisim and Ultiboard...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Proteus PCB design

    Proteus PCB design combines the schematic capture and ARES PCB layout programs to provide a powerful, integrated and easy to use suite of tools for professional PCB...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Altium Designer

    Altium Designer software is for PCB design. From schematic capture to PCB design as well as FPGA Programmation, signal integrity check, mixed analog/digital simulation...

    Commercial Windows

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  • PCBWeb

    PCBWeb is a 100% free Windows desktop CAD application for designing and manufacturing electronics hardware. Features include schematic capture, PCB Layout with gerber...

    Free Windows

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  • LochMaster

    Developers tool for strip board projects. It has useful functions for designing, documenting and testing project boards. Therefore you will find functions like...

    Commercial Windows

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  • VUTRAX

    Professional electronics schematic and PCB (Printed circuit board) design package.

    Freemium Windows Linux

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  • CometCAD

    Circuit schematic and layout editor program for Windows 2k, XP, Vista and 7.

    Freemium Windows

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  • Epoxy

    Software which creates PCB, and allows to create your electronic cards from elementary tools and customable objects library.

    Free Mac

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  • PCB Wizard

    PCB Wizard 3 is a powerful package for designing single-sided and double-sided PCBs.

    Commercial Windows

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  • PCB Artist

    Printed Circuit Board Design Made Easy: Professional-Grade PCB Design Software with Free Live Technical Support. PCB Artist Includes Features Such as Multi-Page...

    Free Personal Windows

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  • OmniGlyph

    OmniGlyph (CIRCAD) is a powerful and easy-to-use PCB Design package. Included within one clean and simple program are ample tools for all aspects of circuit design and...

    Commercial Windows

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