Printed Circuit Board Design the Easy Way!
PCB Design Layout Software with FREE Live Technical Support and top PCB Layout Capabilities. Features such as "Multi-Page Schematic" and "Netlist Import".
Our printed circuit board software is not only easy to use, it is absolutely the best available! Our customers tell us this over and over again! One of the reasons they love doing business with us is because of our PCB design software. When it comes to designing printed circuit boards, we help you get it done right, and that saves you time and money down the line.
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You will notice that on this page (in addition to all of these circuit board design tips and tools) we offer tutorials for our software, to make its use even easier and more valuable for you.
Get started with your PCB design project now. When you’re finished we also offer FreeDFM™, where you can check your files for manufacturability. Using this file check tool can help you avoid CAM holds by detecting issues, such as Gerber file errors. Detecting these errors early on can help you avoid costly time to market delays. We’ll even pay you to use our FreeDFM™ tool – when you place your order using a FreeDFM™ quote.
Live Tech Support (8:00am - 5:30pm MST) Call 1-800-979-4722 x.1025 or email Layouthelp@4pcb.com
PCB Artist™ vs Other CAD Software
Compare PCB Artist™ to the competition for printed circuit board design software
|PCB Artist™ Features||Comp. B||Comp C.||Comp. D||Comp. E||Comp. F|
|Unlimited Software Version||FREE||Free||Free||Free||$1,200.00||$7,000.00|
|Gerber Format Files FREE 1||No||No||No|
|Integrated Schematics/PCB 2||||No||No||No||No||No|
|Symbol/Footprint/Part Creation wizard||||No||No||No||No||No|
|Component auto renumber in copy & paste||||No||No||No||No||No|
|Parts list reports in CSV (Excel)||||No||No||No||No||No|
|Mfg Checks in Design Rule Checking||||No||No||No||No||No|
|Design Rule Check Error Report||||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Design Rule Check Between Selected Items||||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Net Completion Report||||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Auto Component Rename||||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Context sensitive help files (F1 key)||||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Latest version part reload from database||||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Individual colored nets in Schematics||||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Ratsnest Connections Optimized "on the fly"||||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Component Position Report||||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Goto: Net / Goto: XY||||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Design Status Report||||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|More than one Grid (Screen & Working)||||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|Moved Component Tracks Stay Connected||||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Parts Library With Manufacturer's Names||||Yes||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Templates for Fast Start-Up||||Yes||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Unroute Nets Command||||Yes||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Integrity Check of Schematics/PCB||||Yes||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Multiple Documents Open Simultaneously||||Yes||No||Yes||No||No|
|Tiled display-Cascade, Vertical, Horizontal||||Yes||No||Yes||No||No|
|Design Rule Checking - Full Design||||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Simple to use Drag & Drop||||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
PCB Artist™ runs on the Windows Vista through Windows 10 operatings systems. PCB Artist™ currently does run on XP, but this may change with future updates. Windows ME or earlier is not supported. Linux and MAC OS are not currently supported, though users have had success using emulators. A Pentium processor faster than 1.8Ghz and with at least 512mb of RAM is recommended. PCB Artist™ does not require particularly 'high-powered' hardware to achieve good performance, a regular off-the-shelf PC is sufficient. A complete product installation requires at least 120Mb of hard drive space. Internet access is recommended. A wheel mouse is suggested. Click Here for PCB History.
1 After 1st order for each part number.