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How to use PCB Artist, The Best FREE PCB Software | Advanced Circuits

how to use PCB layout software PCB Artist

Advanced Circuits’ PCB Artist™ is the best FREE PCB layout software in the industry.  Available  as a free software download on our website (www.4pcb.com), it has become a favorite not only with engineering students but also advanced engineers due to its easy schematic to PCB layout, Gerber format, autorouter, and extensive library of over 500,000 thousand parts.

To get you started, we can provide you with a PCB Artist™ Tutorial Manual.  This downloadable manual can show you step by step instructions from creating the schematics for you printed circuit board, converting the schematic to PCB, and how to use the software’s PCB Design Editor.

On our website you can also find links to our video tutorials for our printed circuit board design software as a 7 part series with step by step instructions.  To view the PCB Artist™ tutorial videos, navigate to our Tips and Tools page.

You can also order your boards right from the PCB Artist™ design software, making it really fast and convenient for our customers.  Advanced Circuits has been an early pioneer in offering instant online web quoting, ordering, and status tracking, taking a giant leap forward with the introduction of FreeDFM; a free pre-order file-check service that has become an indispensable tool for engineers to avoid design errors and fabrication delays.  Upload your files to FreeDFM.com and within minutes we will send you a detailed quote along with a graphical report identifying any file design issues.  All orders at Advanced Circuits receive a FREE detailed design file review by our large CAM engineering staff prior to fabrication, unlike some “no touch” shops.  If we find problems, we work with you quickly to fix any issues as soon as possible.

For a FREE download of our PCB Artist™ software, please click here.

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