Easily design 2 to 4 layer printed circuit boards with up to 1000 pins. PCB Creator is based on professional PCB Design software and is very easy to use. You will have your circuit designed and ready for manufacturing in no time. Make your schematic first in the easy to use schematic designer. Choose from a large library of parts and footprints to get exactly what you need. Then convert to PCB to complete the layout with traces and text. After converting Schematic to PCB layout, place board outline and arrange components. Then use placement by list for chips/connectors and auto-placement for other components to get acceptable result in a few minutes and start routing.
PCB Creator PCB software includes 2 automatic routers (Shape-based and Grid-based). Shape Router is able to route complex layouts with SMD components as well as single-layer boards. Grid Router can also make single-layer boards with jumper wires. With Specctra DSN/SES interface you can use external shape-based or topological autorouter. Intelligent manual routing tools allow you to create and edit traces by 90, 45 degree or without any limitations. Curved traces are supported. Through, blind or buried vias can be used in automatic and manual routing. Board size is not limited. Powerful copper pour system can help to reduce your manufacturing costs by minimizing the amount of etching solution required. To use it, all you have to do is insert a copper area on your board in the PCB Layout program and any pad or trace inside the selected area will be automatically surrounded with a gap of the desired size. Using copper pour you can also create planes and connect them to pads and vias (different thermal types are supported). Schematic and PCB design modules have number of verification features that help control project accuracy on different design stages: The DRC function shows possible errors in Schematic pin connections using defined rules and allows you to correct errors step-by-step.
Free version limitations: File Export Restricted to .BAC file type, 2 to 4 Layer Design up to 1000 pins.
What's new in this version:
Updated user interface and order processes.