PCB Creator (version 3)
Released: August 2016
For any of your PCB design software needs, Bay Area Circuit’s free PCB Layout and Schematic Capture software is the perfect solution. PCB Creator is a PCB design software for creating 2 to 4 layer custom PCBs, with integrated pricing and ordering options. PCB Creator is simple to learn by following its step-by-step tutorial that can get users working on their designs within only a few hours. It offers easy-to-use manual and auto routing tools, as well as component and pattern editors that allows users to make new parts and footprints. Users can import and export their designs and libraries with other EDA tools, use Schematic Capture, and preview their designs in 3D.
Powered by the popular DipTrace platform, PCB Creator provides a 4-in-1 design environment enabling the creation of custom printed circuit boards (PCBs), including: Schematic, PCB Layout with Autorouter, 3D PCB Preview, and Component and Pattern Editors. Check your custom PCB design against our manufacturing tolerances (DRC) and instantly price and order your custom printed circuit board.
This updated version of our free PCB Schematic Capture and PCB Layout software features many expansions to the already user-friendly tools and training materials, as well as new additions that will make creating custom printed circuit boards even easier with more design options.
PCB Creator version 3 is equipped with the following new features:
- A comprehensive differential pair toolkit, with both double and single-track routing modes, as well as real-time verification of differential pair rules.
- Mac OS X compatibility support.
- Real-time 3D PCB preview and export, including more than 6,500 3D models.
- Updated component and pattern editors along with more than 130,000 components and 15,000 patterns included.
- Customized hotkeys that enable users to quickly navigate the PCB design software with keyboard shortcuts.
Our video tutorials demonstrate how to create a schematic, how to convert a schematic to a PCB layout, and how to order a PCB from inside the PCB Creator design software.
Easy to Learn User Interface
Multi-sheet and Hierarchical Schematics
Built-in Shape-based Autorouter
Integrated Design Environment
High-speed Differential Pair Routing
Multiple Verifications with Real-time DRC
Wide Import & Export Capabilities
3D PCB Preview & Export
130,000 Components in Library