PCB Elegance Alternatives

    PCB Elegance is described as 'suite of circuit board design tools for Windows. Including schematic capture, board layout, and manufacturing file generation. First released in 1998, it was proprietary software until 2012, when it was released as open source software under the GPL' and is an app in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 10 alternatives to PCB Elegance for Windows, Linux, Mac and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is KiCad, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PCB Elegance are Fritzing (Paid, Open Source), LibrePCB (Free, Open Source), Autodesk EAGLE (Free Personal) and OrCAD (All Products) (Paid).

    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
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      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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      • Free PersonalProprietary
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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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    3. 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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    4. 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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      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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    5. 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 Design.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      The World’s Most Powerful Free Schematic and PCB Layout
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