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Category Archives: PCB Design Software

Demand More From Your PCB Manufacturer

Your PCB vendor should offer a full suite of complementary services, in addition to all the PCB types you require. Advanced Circuits provides over two decades of PCB manufacturing and assembly experience, including vital PCB design support. No minimums, no … Continue reading

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Designing and Creating Circuit Boards Quickly Has Never Been Easier

Turnaround times on production or fabrication of circuit boards is rarely thought of as a fast or rapid process. After all, the many steps involved typically translate to a very lengthy period. From the initial design and output to design … Continue reading

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Gerber Files Errors Can Be Potential Show Stoppers…Here’s How to Avoid These Costly Errors

PCB manufacturing requires a lot of design in advance of anything else. In fact, design and output of Gerber files are quite often the most common first step in the manufacturing process. And whether you call it Gerber or IX274X … Continue reading

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Enjoy Flawless Printed Circuit Board Design Without a Visit to the Production Facility

Over the years, printed circuit board design has grown into a crucial step in almost all electronics production processes. And in the past, one of the most common demands prior to initiating any sort of project that included printed circuit … Continue reading

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Common Printed Circuit Board Design Rule Violations

Printed circuit board design can be very challenging, even for the most experienced design engineers. There are many reasons a printed circuit board design can be held up in production for design rule violations, but Advanced Circuits makes it easy … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Why Use PCB Artist for Printed Circuit Board Layout?

There are many PCB layout software packages in the market.  Some are very costly and provide advanced layout features and tools.  There are also free PCB layout software available which often come with limitations to its PCB layout capabilities.  Determining … Continue reading

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Printed Circuit Board Gerber Files

Gerber files are a key piece to the puzzle for manufacturing printed circuit boards.  They contain all the necessary data that a PCB manufacture will require to produce the boards to your exact specifications accurately.  Advanced Circuits offers free tools … Continue reading

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PCB Design Software: Why Choose PCB Artist?

Advanced Circuits’ PCB Artist software takes the annoying limitations that come with other free PCB design software and eliminates them to make it easier to design your PCB, quote, and send your part to production – all within the software.  … Continue reading

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PCB Artist: PCB Design Software Backed By Industry Leading PCB Manufacturer

There are many choices for PCB design software online, but not all are created equal.  PCB Artist is Advanced Circuits’ own PCB design software that was created with the sole purpose of making it easier for our customers to design … Continue reading

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