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FREE Printed Circuit Board Design Layout Software...

"PCB ARTIST™" ...With Features such as "Multi-Page Schematic" and "Netlist Import"



PCB Artist™ now has the Industry's Largest "Component Parts Library"


Click Here to view a Sample of a Component from our New Library:
Click Here for Detailed Revision History of PCB Artist™

If you need assistance please e-mail Layouthelp@4pcb.com
Or call us at 1-800-979-4722 ext. 1025 for Live Technical Support from 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

We now have step by step PCB Board Design tutorial videos  how to use PCB Artist™:

"PCB Artist Tutorial Video - Part 1"
"PCB Artist Tutorial Video - Part 2"
"PCB Artist Tutorial Video - Part 3"
"PCB Artist Tutorial Video - Part 4"

Click Here to view "5 Easy Steps on How to Use PCB Artist™"
Click Here to view the convenient backward/forwards design integration of Schematics to PCB Layout Design
Click Here to view our "PCB Artist™ Layout Tips and Tools Page"

Compare PCB ArtistTM to the Competition for Printed Circuit Board Design & PCB Layout Design

Features PCB Artist™ Comp. #1 Comp. #2 Comp. #3 Comp. #4

Comp. #5
Unlimited Product Price FREE Free Free Free $1,200.00 $7,000.00
Gerber-Formatted files FREE after 1st order for each part # Yes No No No    
Integrated Schematics/PCB (single application) Yes No No No No No
Schematic Symbol, Footprint, Part, Creation wizards Yes No No No No No
Component auto renumber in copy & paste Yes No No No No No
Parts list reports in CSV (Excel) Yes No No No No No
Manufacturing Checks in Design Rule Checking Yes No No No No No
Single-side AutoRouting Yes No No No No Yes
Design Rule Check Error Report Yes No No No No Yes
Design Rule Checking-between selected items only Yes No No No No Yes
Net Completion Report Yes No No No No Yes
Autoplace Yes No No No No Yes
Auto Component Rename Yes No No No Yes Yes
Context sensitive help files (F1 key) Yes No No No Yes Yes
Latest version part reload from database Yes No No No Yes Yes
Individual colored nets in Schematics Yes No No No Yes Yes
Ratsnest connections optimized "on the fly" Yes No No No Yes Yes
Relative Coordinates Yes No No No Yes Yes
Component position report Yes No No No Yes Yes
Goto: Net Yes No No No Yes Yes
Goto: XY Yes No No No Yes Yes
Design Status Report Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
Pan and zoom with mouse wheel Yes No Yes No No Yes
More than one Grid (screen & Working) Yes No Yes No No No
Moved component tracks remain connected Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Split Powerplanes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Goto: Error Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Library structured as Parts with manufacturers names Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Forward/Backward Annotation Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Templates for fast start-up on new jobs Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Goto: Component Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Unroute Nets Command Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Integrity Check: Schematics/PCB or PCB/Schematics Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Multiple Documents open simultaneously within MDI Yes Yes No Yes No No
Tiled display-Cascade, Vertical, Horizontal Yes Yes No Yes No No
AutoRoute Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Design Rule Checking - full design Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Multi-level undo/redo Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Library Manager Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Right Hand Mouse Menu Support Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Copper Pour Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Simple to use Windows standard, drag & Drop throughout Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Copy & Paste to Clipboard Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Properties Status Bar Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


System Requirements:

PCB Artist™ runs under the Windows operating systems but Windows XP or Vista is recommended. Windows 95 or earlier, Linux and MAC OS are not currently supported. A Pentium processor faster than 1Ghz and with at least 256Mb 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 100Mb of hard drive space.  A wheel mouse is recommended.

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