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, Online / Web-based 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), iCircuit (Paid) and OrCAD (All Products) (Paid).

    This page was last updated Mar 1, 2016

    1. 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.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Online
      Schematics.com empowers engineers to design, share, and collaborate on circuit design online.
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      • Windows
      • Online
      TINA Design Suite is a powerful circuit simulation package for analyzing, designing, and real time testing of analog, digital, VHDL, MCU, SMPS, RF, communication, optoelectronic and mixed electronic circuits and their PCB layouts.
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    2. PCBWeb is a 100% free Windows desktop CAD application for designing and manufacturing electronics hardware. Features include schematic capture, PCB Layout with gerber output, and Bill of Materials manager.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      DipTrace - Professional Schematic Capture and PCB Design Software Are you looking for a professional and easy-to-use PCB Design software with powerful autorouter and reasonable price?
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    3. The industry-leading, high-productivity, PCB-centric design solution for independent engineers.
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      • Windows
      Circuit Wizard is a revolutionary new system that combines circuit design, PCB design, simulation and CAD/CAM in one complete package.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      TinyCAD is an open source schematic capture program for MS Windows. Use TinyCAD to produce professional circuit diagrams and export net list information to PCB applications.
      • Windows
      Livewire is a sophisticated software package for designing and simulating electronic circuits.
      • Windows
      PCB Wizard 3 is a powerful package for designing single-sided and double-sided PCBs.
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