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PCB Creator (v3)

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 with integrated pricing and ordering options for creating 2 to 4 layer custom PCBs. PCB Creator (Printed Circuit Board Creator) is simple to learn by following its step-by-step tutorial that can get users designing a custom PCB 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 custom PCB designs and libraries with other EDA tools, use Schematic Capture, and preview their designs in 3D.

PCB Creator, powered by the popular DipTrace platform,  provides a 4-in-1 design environment enabling the creating 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 Printed Circuit Board 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 board design 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.

Custom PCBs

Interested in designing a custom PCB and unsure of where to start? PCB Creator is the perfect solution for the simple reasons that it’s free, easy-to-use, and offers a seamless upgrade path to unlock capability needed for complex designs. And best of all, custom PCBs can be ordered for manufacturing directly from inside the PCB Creator software. To get started, simply download and install PCB Creator, design your custom PCB, and order!

Our video tutorials demonstrate how to create a schematic, how to convert a schematic to a PCB layout, and how to order a custom PCB from inside the PCB Creator design software.


Key AdvantagesPCB Design Software - PCB Creator

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







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