PCB Alternatives

    PCB is described as 'interactive printed circuit board editor for the X11 window system' and is an app in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 10 alternatives to PCB for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, the Web and Android. The best alternative is KiCad, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PCB are Fritzing (Paid, Open Source), Autodesk EAGLE (Free Personal), gEDA Project (Free, Open Source) and Altium Designer (Paid).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jun 30, 2015

    • KiCad is an open source software suite for electronic design automation (EDA) - designing schematics of electronic circuits and printed circuit boards (PCB).
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      tanakinci Amazing variety of tools and libraries. Becomes better day by day.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

    • 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.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux


    • 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.
      No screenshots yet
      • Free Personal
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • The gEDA project has produced and continues working on a full GPL'd suite and toolkit of Electronic Design Automation tools.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • PCB Design Software.
      No screenshots yet
      • Windows
    • iCircuit is the easy to use electronic circuit simulator and designer - the perfect tool for students, hobbyists, and engineers.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • iPhone
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
    • We build the pickaxes of hardware engineering. Ideation tools, schematic capture, PCB layout, design hosting, parts library management, and affordable prototyping.
      No screenshots yet
      • Online
    • 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.
      • Windows
    • 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 software.
    • The World’s Most Powerful Free Schematic and PCB Layout
      • Free
      • Windows