PCB Creator is a free, PCB layout and schematic capture software for both commercial and non-profit purposes. PCB Creator can be used to design 2 to 4 layer PCBs with 1000 pins or less and includes a 4-in-1 design environment including Schematic, PCB Layout with Autorouter, 3D PCB Preview, and Component and Pattern Editors. For those who need to go beyond the 4-layer/1000 pin capability of PCB Creator, an upgrade path is offered to the popular DipTrace software which unlocks unlimited PCB design capabilities.
PCB Creator version 3, includes many enhancements including support for differential pairs (both double and single-track routing modes and real-time verification of differential pair rules), Mac OS X compatibility support, real-time 3D preview and export, updated component and pattern editors and customized hotkeys enabling quicker navigation. To get started, download the appropriate software version below and follow the step-by-step tutorial which walks users through the process to design a custom printed circuit board.
Download PCB Creator
|PCB Creator 3.0
|All features and libraries, 1000 pins and 4 signal layers. Supported OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10. Release Date: Aug ’16||120MB||Download|
|PCB Creator 3.0
(Mac OS X)
|All features and libraries, 1000 pins and 4 signal layers. Install Quartz X11 before installing PCB Creator. Supported OS: Mac OS X. Release Date: Aug ’16||313MB||Download|
Download 3D Libraries
3D models are NOT included into PCB Creator installation packages. Download and install them to ensure correct operation of PCB Creator Layout 3D Preview module. How to Install 3D Models.
|3D Libraries (Windows)||5788 STEP models and 3512 VRML 2.0 models for 3D visualization and export. Updated March 7, 2016||2.1GB||Download|
|3D Libraries (Mac OS X)||5788 STEP models and 3512 VRML 2.0 models in zip file. Open the archive into “//Users/macuser/Library/Application Support/DipTrace/drive_c/Program Files/DipTrace/models3d/”||1.9GB||Download|
Download Component Libraries
These libraries are already included in the latest PCB Creator installation package. How to Install Libraries.
|All Patterns||All standard pattern libraries. Updated 3/6/16.||6MB||Download|
|All Components||All components and libraries. Updated 3/6/16.||62MB||Download|
|PCB Creator 1.0 (Windows)||All features and libraries, 1000 pins and 4 signal layers. Supported OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10||51MB||Download|