PADS PCB Design Alternatives for Mac

    PADS PCB Design is not available for Mac but there are a few alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is KiCad, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to PADS PCB Design and four of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to PADS PCB Design are Fritzing (Paid, Open Source), LibrePCB (Free, Open Source) and Epoxy (Free).

    This page was last updated Apr 26, 2019

    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.
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    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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      Software which creates PCB, and allows to create your electronic cards from elementary tools and customable objects library.
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