Design Tools

List of various free, shareware and commercial PCB Design Tools

Officially supported CAD File Formats

EAGLE

Nice, easy to use CAD/CAM software for PCB schematic and routing. We accept .BRD files for prototyping.

KICAD

Free, open source schematic capture and PCB routing. We accept .BRD files for prototyping.

TARGET 3001

PCB CAD/CAM software. You can download limited demo version. We accept .T3001 files for prototyping.

Free, open source design tools for PCB

gEDA

gEDA is a free, open-source schematic capture and layout package that runs on Linux.

ZenitPCB

ZenitPCB is a freeware layout software.

PCB

Free unix PCB editor.

FREE-PCB

FreePCB is a free, open-source printed circuit board layout editor for Microsoft Windows!

TinyCAD

TinyCAD is a free open-source schematic editor written by Matt Pyne.

TCI3

Free PCB routing and schematic capture software.

CometCAD

CometCAD is free (but not open-source) schematic capture and layout editor program for Windows 2k, XP, Vista and 7. The program consists of symbol, circuit and layout -editors. Quick start guide and example files are also included.

SCORE

Free schematic capture software (Alfa version).

OSMOND PPC

FREE MAC PCB CAD/CAM software.

MINIMAL PCB EDITOR

Open source schematic capture and board layout editor for windows by OKADA Hitoshi

DESIGN SPARK PCB

Free PCB and schematic design package based on Easy-PC, with no design restriction, and it doesn't tie you to any PCB manufacture.

EasyEDA

Web based EDA tool with schematic capture, PCB layout and Circuit simulation. Free if you put your project public online, private projects require paid plans.

Commercial design tools for PCB

PROTEL

CAD/CAM software for schematic and routing. You can download 30 days free trial. Protel offers free old-DOS based software called EasyTrax.

CR5000 (CADSTAR)

CAD/CAM software for schematic and routing. Have free for download limited demo version

ORCAD

CAD/CAM software. No demo/evaluation version

CIRCUIT MAKER

CAD/CAM software for schematic and routing. You can download limited demo version.

P-CAD 2000

PCB CAD/CAM software. You can download FREE trial version.

PCB ELEGANCE

Nice looking CAD/CAM software for schematic and routing. You can download limited demo version

EDWIN

CAD/CAM software for schematic and routing. You can download limited demo version

VISUALPC

You can download limited demo version.

BPECS32

Very limited PCB CAD software. You can download limited demo version

AUTOENGINEER

PCB CAD/CAM software. You can download limited demo version. We never used to run it as some messages in German language appear.

EXPERT PCB

PCB CAD/CAM software. You can download limited demo version.

CIRCAD

PCB CAD/CAM software. You can download limited demo version.

LAYOUT

PCB CAD/CAM software. You can download free version.

CIRCUIT LAYOUT

PCB CAD/CAM software. You can download limited demo version

MCCAD

PCB CAD/CAM software. You can download limited demo version.

DREAM CAD

Japanese PCB CAD/CAM software. You can download limited demo version.

E-CAD

Supermax CAD/CAM software, runs on NT. You can download limited demo version.

POWERPCB

CAD/CAM software. No demo/evaluation version.

PCB ASSISTANT

Low cost PCB CAD software. You can download limited demo version

PCB DESIGNER

Low cost PCB CAD software. You can download limited demo version.

QCAD

PCB CAD/CAM software. You can download limited demo version.

QUICK ROUTE

PCB CAD/CAM software. You can download limited demo version.

WIN CIRCUIT 98

PCB CAD/CAM software. You can download limited demo version

BOARD EDITOR

Low cost PCB CAD software. You can download free demo version.

VUTRAX

PCB CAD/CAM software. You can download limited demo version.

CIRCUIT CREATOR

PCB CAD/CAM software. You can download free demo version.

PADSPCB

PADS PCB CAD/CAM software. You can download free limited demo version on this ftp server.

DESIGN WORKS

PCB schematic capture and simulation software. You can download free evaluation version

LAY01

PCB CAD/CAM software with limited demo version (200 pins) for free download.

GElectronic

Low cost PCB routing and schematic capture software.

PRO-Board, PRO-Net

Schematic capture and routing for AMIGA computers.

CSIEDA

Schematic capture and routing for PC.

VISUALPCB

Low cost schematic capture, spice and routing for PC

WINBOARD

CAD/CAM software for schematic and routing. You can download limited demo version.

ULTIBOARD

CAD/CAM software for schematic and routing. You can download limited demo version

EASY PC

PCB CAD/CAM software

RANGER

PCB CAD/CAM software. You can download limited demo version

PROTEUS

Low cost CAD/CAM software. You can download limited demo version.

EPD - Electronics Packaging Designer

RF/hybrid/flex design tools based on AutoCAD.No demo available for direct download.

AutoTrax Eda

Schematic design and PCB routing software. You can download free copy from the web site

SprintLayout

Low cost tool to create layouts for single-sided and double-sided PCBs. You can download limited demo version from the web site. NO DRC check which make this program quite useless.

CADINT

Schematic capture and PCB routing. Have 30 days trial version for download.

Merlin PCB Designer

Shareware for Corel Draw which allow PCBs to be routed.

WINQCAD

Schematic capture, PCB routing, autorute. Have free 200 pin version for download

Pulsonix

PCB schematic capture and routing software. 100 pin restricted demo available.

DIPTRACE

PCB schematic capture and routing software. 30 days evaluation version. Not-for-profit version available allows 4 layers and 1000 pins for $125

RIMU PCB

Low cost PCB schematic capture and routing software. Demo version is available for download

TopoR

Schematic capture and PCB layout with some unique features as round edges auto-routing, made in Russia. Demo version is available for download

TINA

Schematic capture and PCB layout with analysis and spice. Demo version is available for download for EUR 1.00

Gerber CAM/viewers

Gerbv

Gerbv is an open-source gerber viewer which runs on Linux and Windows. It is a component of the gEDA Suite of PCB tools

Gerber viewer ONLINE

Online Gerber viewer tool, no need to register or download software, just upload your ZIP and visualize all gerber files inside. Great online tool!

GC Prevue

Free gerber viewer.

ViewMate

Free gerber viewer

GerbTool

Cool Gerber CAM software. You can download limited demo version.

CAM 350

Gerber CAM software. You can download limited demo version.

CAMTASTIC

Gerber CAM software. You can download 45 days trial demo version

CAMCAD

PCB CAD/CAM viewer / translator. You can download limited demo versions.

CAM Expert

CAD/CAM program. You can download limited demo version.

Evgraver

Progarm for control of CNC engraving machine. May be used for Gerber/HPGL viewer/convertor. You can download limited demo version

ViewPlot

Gerber viewer and editor.

Circuit People

Online Gerber viewer.

GerberLogix

Gerber viewer can be download and used free for non-commercial use

PCB Investigator

Gerber viewer can be download and used 30 days free of charge.