Advanced Circuits, Inc. (ACI)

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Accelerate Circuit Board Development with This Free PCB Design Software

Advanced Circuits offers an array of helpful tools and services to help accelerate the design, ordering, and production of printed circuit boards.  From our innovative services like quick-turn prototype PCB fabrication as fast as same day and weekend turns, to our in-house PCB assembly services for turkey circuit boards that ship as quick as one day.  Advanced Circuits also provides free software to help you speed through the PCB design and layout process.

Advanced Circuits’ own PCB design software, PCB Artist™ is a professional-grade tool that helps electronic design engineers accelerate the PCB layout process with an easy to use interface.  PCB Artist™ users enjoy the benefits of advanced features without paying the high price tag that come with similar PCB layout tools.  Our PCB Artist™ software does not require a subscription of any kind and all PCB design features are 100% unrestricted with no pay-walls or fees.

Build Faster with Quote, Layout, Parts, and Ordering Within The PCB Design Software

Advanced Circuits’ PCB Artist™ software was made to be the tool of choice to create printed circuit boards quickly without compromising on capability.  The PCB design software comes with a built-in quoting matrix that allows you to input your board specifications like size, number of conductive layers, plating finish desired and more to obtain a quote from Advanced Circuits instantly.  Once you are ready to plan your printed circuit board design, you can use the layout software’s Multi-sheet Schematics, a huge library of over 500,000 parts ready to use for your PCB design.  The built-in component library is also free to use and contains up-to-date footprints, symbols, and component specs all in one easy-to-access location.

Quickly Export Files For Production From The PCB Design Software

Since PCB Artist™ is backed by a leading printed circuit board manufacturer, the process to export your PCB design files for fabrication is a very simple and seamless one.  Within the software, you are able to begin your PCB manufacturing order with Advanced Circuits by following the prompts and selecting your desired ordering options.  The last steps packages all the necessary data to accurately manufacture your printed circuit board into a single .zip file for your Advanced Circuits order.

What about Gerber files?  PCB Artist™’s in-app ordering system takes care of packaging the files quickly and easily to place your printed circuit board order with Advanced Circuits, but you can also receive your circuit board design files in the industry standard Gerber format.  Once you have placed your circuit board order with Advanced Circuits, you can request your printed circuit board’s Gerber files at not cost.

To learn more about Advanced Circuits’ free PCB design tools and services, please contact your Advanced Circuits Sales Representative or call 1-800-979-4722.


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