Advanced Circuits, Inc. (ACI)

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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 board design was to pay a visit to the PCB manufacturer’s facility and speak with fabricators “face to face.” This lets the printed circuit board design team ensure there weren’t any avoidable errors that might occur or be transmitted during the design phase of a project.

Outsourcing overseas and the advent of the internet have made those face to face meetings and shop tours a thing of the past. Yet, there are still some premium manufacturers that can far better facilitate the entire printed circuit board design process than others. Even more appealing is that some of the best can ensure a flawless process and outcome with a turnaround time as short as a single day.

Printed Circuit Board Design Resources to Ensure Optimal Outcomes

Advanced Circuits is one such company. As one of the top and most well-known companies in the PCB and Prototype Assembly industries, we are able to tackle both PCB manufacturing (fabrication) and assembly. Our customers gain additional value from our printed circuit board design capabilities.

A full-service provider with more than two decades in the field, we also offer clients exclusive services that support, facilitate and improve any project. The resources available for the printed circuit board design process include:

Free PCB Layout Software – PCB Artist – Customers ranging from highly skilled and experienced, to novice or first-time designers, will benefit from free access to our innovative PCB design software. Unrestricted for a client, it is capable of up to 28 layers and includes more than 500k parts, a controlled auto-router function, multi-page schematics, and more. It is noted throughout the industry as the very best printed circuit board design tool. Clients of Advanced Circuits who use the program can save money and time while avoiding unnecessary flaws or mistakes.

Free PCB File Check – For those who don’t take advantage of the free use of PCB Artist, the FreeDFM program enables clients to run a free and fast design assessment. The software works easily and simply by asking for the printed circuit board design files to be uploaded, and then the program ensures files feature all essential data, automatically corrects some issues, and provides an easy to read and use report. Clients using it also enjoy a discount when they run the designs in advance of submitting them to the team.

Naturally, there are many already using the industry preferred options, like Gerber format files, and the free file checking program available from Advanced Circuits requires exporting the files from the program, uploading via the free online tool, and submitting the email where results should be sent. It takes only minutes, and a quote, discount code and link to the PDF of the results will appear.

PCB Artist Software Can Help Reduce Printed Circuit Board Design Struggles

Advanced Circuits’ customers can avoid a more difficult and even costly process for PCB design by using PCB Artist. Of course, some may worry that it could be a struggle to obtain the same outcomes or learn how to generate the results desired. The good news is that PCB Artist software made available by the Advanced Circuits site comes with printable and video tutorial options that walk even a beginner through the complex process of PCB design and manufacturing.

Worries about learning curves and other similar struggles can be set aside, and instead, a faster and more efficient process for design can be used, and PCBs can even be ordered directly through the software.

Additionally, every single order receives a free engineering file review before the fabrication process is initiated. This guarantees that customers never experience the kind of buyer’s remorse they might have previously experienced when working with “no-touch” services that send them unusable work because of correctable design flaws left unchecked in the design and fabrication processes.

More Reasons to Do PCB Design with Advanced Circuits

And, while the free PCB design resources made available on our site are enough to demonstrate why we are a preferred provider, there are many other reasons to buy PCBs from Advanced Circuits, including:

  • Not a broker – our company never subs out our work but instead relies on our top of the line, 62k square foot facility that guarantees the kinds of quality and speed most want but cannot always receive
  • No tooling charges – When an order features Standard Specifications, we are glad to waive tooling charges and always cancel out such fees on reorders of Standard Spec as Custom Spec items
  • 24-hour support – Customer service around the clock is great, but we also feature a live tech support team that allows design teams to speak directly with a CAM engineer at any hour of the day or night
  • No minimum orders – There are no minimum lot requirements, meaning that clients are not forced to invest in huge orders with more PCBs than they might need or use
  • Best shipping record – Advanced Circuits has the BEST ON-TIME SHIPPING RECORD in the industry – we are now shipping 50% of orders early

With so many reasons to choose Advanced Circuits, and with all of our free PCB design tools and resources available, it makes good sense to get in touch with us today. Our instant quotes and easy order tracking mean that a manufacturing or electronics firm of any size can obtain top quality PCBs designed flawlessly and to their precise specifications. And the order will arrive on time or is free!

There’s one more reason to order printed circuit boards through Advanced Circuits. We offer new customers a discount of up to $500! Customers can also watch for Monthly Specials and take advantage of Bare Bones, Weekend Wonders and Same Day Turns. All of these and more Advanced Circuits special offers and services make us the preferred choice for PCB manufacturing and assembly.

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