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Quick links to Free & Online Gerber Viewers


AutoCAD
Autodesk Inc.
CONTACT: See web page
PHONE: 415.507.5000
FAX: 415.507.5100
E-MAIL:
www.autodesk.com/products/autocad/overview
ADDRESS: Worldwide Headquarters
111 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, California 94903 USA
* See web page for additional locations
CATEGORIES:
* 2D CAM Software
* 3D Software Tools & Models
AutoCAD is computer-aided design (CAD) software that architects, engineers, and construction professionals rely on to create precise 2D and 3D drawings.
* Draft and edit 2D geometry and 3D models with solids, surfaces, and mesh objects
* Annotate drawings with text, dimensions, leaders, and tables
* Customize with add-on apps and APIs


Autodesk, Inc. / Eagle
CONTACT: See web page
PHONE: 415.507.5000
FAX: 415.507.5100
E-MAIL: See web page
www.autodesk.com
ADDRESS: Worldwide Headquarters:
111 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, California 94903, USA
CATEGORIES:
* PCB Layout & Design Software
* Demo, Shareware, Freeware & Trial Offer Software
"PCB layout software for every engineer"
Bring your electronic inventions to life with a complete set of PCB layout and schematic editing tools, library content, and community-driven features.


CADint
CONTACT: Mary Leasure
PHONE: 800.553.1177
FAX: 707.924.0907
E-MAIL: sales@cadint.com
www.CADint.com
ADDRESS: 16012 N. 3rd Dr.
Phoenix, Arizona 85023
CATEGORIES:
* PCB Layout & Design Software
* Demo, Shareware, Freeware & Trial Offer Software
CADint is the leading CAD/CAE price performance based system available on the market today.
It's tight integration between schematic capture and PCB are unparalelled in the industry.
Interfaces are available for all of the popular products available today. Easy to use, and learn. Brought to you by the creators of EE Designer.
Features include:
Schematic Capture
System Hierarchical capabilities
100% forward & backward annotation
PCB Layout, any size or shape
Postprocessing
Gerber In/Out
.DXF in/out
Full 3D to Solidworks/Autocad
unlimited holes/nets
* Click here for Cadint V4.0.3 multi window screen shot


DesignSpark PCB by RS Components Ltd.
CONTACT: Marketing
PHONE: 01536 201234
E-MAIL: general@rswww.com
www.DesignSpark.com/pcb
ADDRESS: Birchington Road
Corby, Northants NN17 9RS uk
CATEGORIES:
* Software: PCB Layout / Design / Schematic Capture / Autorouting Software
* Software: Demo, Shareware, Freeware & Trial Offer Software
"The World’s Most Powerful Free Schematic and PCB Layout Tool"
Free from practical constraints on board size, pin counts, layers and output types, DesignSpark PCB can be used for schematic capture, PCB layout and generating manufacturing files.
Multi-page schematic designs are supported, gerber (extended) outputs allow the designer to choose who will manufacture their board.
DesignSpark PCB supports the importing of Eagle design files and libraries.


DraftSight
Dassault Systèmes
CONTACT: See web page
PHONE: +33 (0)1 6162 6162
E-MAIL: See web page
www.3ds.com/products-services/draftsight-cad-software/free-download
ADDRESS: Europe/Middle East/Africa
Dassault Systèmes
10 rue Marcel Dassault
CS 40501
78946 Vélizy-Villacoublay Cedex, France
* See web page for additional locations
CATEGORIES:
* 2D CAM Software
* Demo, Shareware, Freeware & Trial Offer Software
* Note: Both free and paid versions are available
DraftSight is a professional-grade 2D design and drafting solution that lets you create, edit, view and markup any kind of 2D drawing. A familiar user interface and a minimal * learning curve facilitates an easy transition from your current CAD application.
* Read and write support for DWG/DXF files
* Save DWG/DXF files back to previous versions
* Create binary or ASCII DXF files
* Attach image files (.bmp, .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .tif, & .tiff)
* Attach external reference drawings
* Export to file (.jpg, .pdf, .png, & svg.)
* Save as .jpeg, .pdf, .png, .sld, .svg, .tif, & .stl file formats
* Multi-page PDF creation
* Publish to eDrawings or Drawings Now

Note: All free versions of DraftSight (2018 or earlier) will cease to run after 12 / 31 / 2019


DWGgateway by SolidWorks Corporation
CONTACT: Sales
PHONE: 1.800.693.9000 US and Canada / 1.978.371.5011 Outside the US and Canada
E-MAIL: info@solidworks.com
Note: DWGgateway has been discontinued, however, it can still be found at many shareware sites including download.cnet.com
ADDRESS: 300 Baker Avenue,
Concord, Massachusetts 01742
CATEGORIES: Conversion & Translation Software / Demo, Shareware, Freeware & Trial Offer Software
No need to upgrade to the next version of AutoCAD® software!
You do not have to upgrade your AutoCAD license to the new version of AutoCAD to be compatible with your DWG files.
Open and edit any DWG file using any version of AutoCAD Eliminate the need to upgrade AutoCAD licenses just to be able to share work and collaborate with other AutoCAD users. DWGgateway™ is the first free data translation plug-in that lets AutoCAD users work easily with DWG files created by any version of AutoCAD software.
Create industry standard PDF documents from within AutoCAD DWGgateway enables AutoCAD users to create PDF documents that can be shared with virtually anyone. DWGgateway includes Adobe® PDF Library technology. Adobe PDF is the de facto standard for electronic document exchange. More than one half-billion copies of its companion software, Adobe® Reader®, have been distributed worldwide, and the world's top 10 PC makers ship their systems with the application.


EasyLogix
CONTACT: Sales
PHONE: +49 941 604889719.
E-MAIL: info@easylogix.de
www.easyLogix.de
ADDRESS: Bayerwaldstrasse 3,
93059 Regensburg Deutschland/Germany
CATEGORIES: Gerber Editors / Viewers, Data Conversion & Translation Software * Demo, Shareware, Freeware & Trial Offer Software
GerberLogix 2.0 is a free Gerber viewer.


Electronics 2000
CONTACT: Simon Carter
E-MAIL: simon@electronics2000.co.uk
www.electronics2000.co.uk
CATEGORIES: Software: Calculators, Demo, Shareware, Freeware & Trial Offer Software, Technical / How to Pages / Hobby - DIY / Technical Bulletins / Tips & Techniques
This site has something for everyone interested in electronics - a beginners guide to project building, technical data, interactive formula calculators, software downloads including Simon Carter's own Electronics Assistant program, links to other sites and more.


FlatCAM
CONTACT: Juan Pablo Caram, PhD
flatcam.org
CATEGORIES:
* Drilling, Milling & Routing Software
* Demo, Shareware, Freeware, Open Source & Trial Software
FlatCAM lets you take your designs to a CNC router. You can open Gerber, Excellon or G-code, edit it or create from scatch, and output G-Code. Isolation routing is one of many tasks that FlatCAM is perfect for. It's is open source, written in Python and runs smoothly on most platforms.


FreeCAD
CONTACT: Via social media or online forum
Freecadweb.org
CATEGORIES:
* 2D CAM/CAD Software
* 3D CAM/CAD Software Tools & Models
* Demo, Shareware, Freeware, Open Source & Trial Software
FreeCAD is a fully fledged parametric solid free CAD software. It can be used by experienced designers and engineers to draw real-life objects of any size. Its parametric modeling capability allows you to easily modify your 3D design by going back into your model history and changing its dimensions.


Free PCB
www.freepcb.com
FreePCB is a free, open-source PCB editor for Microsoft Windows, released under the GNU General Public License.
It was designed to be easy to learn and easy to use, yet capable of professional-quality work.
It does not have a built-in autorouter, but it can use the FreeRoute web-based autorouter at www.freerouting.net. (see below)
Some of its features are:
* 1 to 8 copper layers
* Board size up to 60 inches by 60 inches
* Uses English or metric units (i.e. mils or mm) for most functions.
* Footprint libraries courtesy of Ivex Design International Inc.
* Copper fill areas
* Footprint Wizard and Footprint Editor for creating or modifying footprints
* Imports and exports PADS-PCB netlists
* Exports extended Gerber files (RS274X) and Excellon drill files
* Design rule checker
* Autosave


Fritzing / University of Applied Sciences Potsdam
E-MAIL: info@fritzing.org
www.fritzing.org
ADDRESS: Potsdam, Germany
CATEGORIES:
* Prototyping Systems / Milling Systems
* Software: Demo, Shareware, Freeware & Trial Offer Software
* Software: PCB Layout / Design / Schematic Capture / Autorouting Software
* Technical / How to Pages / Hobby - DIY / Technical Bulletins / Tips & Techniques
"Fritzing is an open-source initiative to support designers, artists, researchers and hobbyists to work creatively with interactive electronics.
We are creating a software and website in the spirit of Processing and Arduino, developing a tool that allows users to document their prototypes, share them with others, teach electronics in a classroom, and to create a pcb layout for professional manufacturing."


GerberGrab
E-MAIL: info@gerbergrab.co.uk
www.gerbergrab.co.uk
CATEGORIES: Gerber Editors / Viewers, Data Conversion & Translation Software * Demo, Shareware, Freeware & Trial Offer Software
GerberGrab is a PC software tool which offers a number of utilities to assist with the PCB data preparation and verification process.
The main features are:
* a wide range of tools for PCB data preparation, viewing and validation.
* extraction of component position and orientation information from a gerber file.
* matching a gerber file with a bills of material (BOM) to combine the component shape positions and rotations into the BOM.
* verifying a Gerber file or placement list against a real (scanned or other) image of a PCB


GerbMagic by Bronzware
RegSoft.com Inc.
CONTACT: Sales
PHONE: toll-free (only in the U.S.) 1-877-RegSoft.com, or 1-877- 734-7638
(International Customers should dial +1-770-319-2718).
Atlanta, Georgia customers may also dial 770-319-2718
EMAIL: sales@RegSoft.com
www.bronzware.com/GerbMagic
ADDRESS: PMB 201,
10820 Abbotts Bridge Road, Suite 220
Duluth, Georgia 30097
CATEGORIES: CAD/CAM, Gerber Editors, Data Conversion & Translation Software / Software Shareware
GerbMagic is a vector converter from Gerber RS-274x data to PostScript and PDF. Also a high resolution Software RIP(Up to 30,000 DPI) for Gerber data to TIFF, BMP, RID format. A lot of Gerber files can be grouped onto a single page in WYSIWYG(what you see is what you
get) fashion. The whole page can then be converted to a selected format.
More output formats will be supported in future releases.
Note:
GerbMagic is distributed as shareware. you are licensed to use GerbMagic for evaluation purposes without charge for 20 times (Start/Close the program 20 times). After the 20 times, It will turn into a free Gerber viewer.

gerbv
By Stefan Petersen
gerbv.sourceforge.net
Gerber Viewer (gerbv) is a viewer for Gerber files. Gerber files are generated from PCB CAD system and sent to PCB manufacturers as basis for the manufacturing process. The standard supported by gerbv is RS-274X. The basic difference between RS-274D (the old standard) and RS-274X is basically the addition of apertures in RS-274X. It might be possible to make an RS-274X file out of an RS-274D file and an aperture list.
gerbv also supports drill files. The format supported are known under names as NC-drill or
Excellon. The format are a bit undefined and different EDA-vendors implement it different. But basically you need to have the tools definition in the file, then the parser is quite tolerant. The different holes are shown as dots in the (scaled) correct size.
The different layers of the PCB are separated into different files. gerbv can load all files at the same time, though it can currently not show them at the same time. You have to browse through the different layers with the radio buttons on the right side.
gerbv has also a batch feature. By writing a "backend" in Scheme you can for example generate other file formats or do design rule check. gerbv parses the Gerber file and calls an external function written in Scheme. Since the Scheme implementation is based on Guile, there are more functions available than the ordinary R4RS.


GPL Electronic Design Automation / EDA tools for UNIX
CONTACT: Ales V. Hvezda
E-MAIL: ahvezda@geda.seul.org
www.gpleda.org
Tools / Part of or associated with gEDA
Tools which are part of gaf
gschem / Schematic Capture (screenshots)
gnetlist / Netlist Generation
gsymcheck / Symbol Checker
utils / gEDA Utilities
sarlacc / An OrCAD schematic converter (now part of utils)

Separately developed/maintained tools but associated with gEDA
Icarus / Icarus Verilog
ACS / Al's Circuit Simulator
ng-spice
An improved spice
VBS / Verilog Behavioral Simulator
gwave / Waveform Viewer (screenshot)
gerbv / Gerber Viewer (screenshot)
gmos / Metal/Oxyde Semiconductor simulator (screenshot)

Obsolete or non-existant or unmaintained tools
gschcheck / Schematic Checker
geda / gEDA's GUI/Project Manager
gpcb / Printed Circuit Board


Handscomb Consultants Ltd.
CONTACT: Sales
PHONE: 0870 321 6400
FAX: 084458 65536
E-MAIL: sales2009@handscomb.co.uk
www.Handscomb.co.uk
ADDRESS: 34 Kinross Avenue,
Stockport, SK2, 7EL UK
CATEGORIES: Gerber Editors / Viewers, Data Conversion & Translation Software * Demo, Shareware, Freeware & Trial Offer
NoGerber is a simple-to-use PCB gerber file viewer. It can view a gerber file up to A3 in size on any PC monitor or print one up to 2A on any Windows compatible printer. The output can be scaled up or down and will be in colour on colour printers. Drawing can be saved as a bitmap picture or pasted into other Windows packages such as Paint, Word etc. It is ideal for where you are part of the design process, or affected by the design process, yet not involved directly in laying out the PCB.
NoGerber is in a downloadable format for a free 30 days trial period, then only $35 registration after that. It will work with all versions of Windows (including Vista), you just download & install it on your computer and then have a 30 days before you have to decide whether to purchase or not. The trial version is fully functioning
Other Handscomb products:
“TeaCup” Problem Solver, for brainstorming & problem solving.
Finds root causes, ultimate outcomes etc.
“NoPlotter” File Viewer. For HP Plotter files.
"Off-Line Editor and CAD Datafile Converter" for DYNAPERT 318 surface mount component pick & place machine.
"Relay Matrix Analser," the Relay Card test system.
Click to download


Holophase Incorporated / CIRCAD
CONTACT: Sales
PHONE: 800.528.6516
E-MAIL: sales@holophase.com
www.Holophase.com
ADDRESS: 6191 Orange Drive, Suite 6163-G
Davie, Florida 33314
CATEGORIES:
* PCB Layout / Design / Schematic Capture / Autorouting Software
* Demo, Shareware, Freeware & Trial Offer Software
CIRCAD is a powerful and easy-to-use PCB Design package. Included within one clean and simple program are ample tools for all aspects of circuit design and manufacturing. It is a thoroughly modern 21st century program, yet it still carries its original 20th century price tag.


LibreCAD
librecad.org
CATEGORIES:
* 2D Software
* Demo, Shareware, Freeware, Open Source & Trial Software
LibreCAD is a free Open Source CAD application for Windows, Apple and Linux. Support and documentation is free from our large, dedicated community of users, contributors and developers.


MCN Gerber Viewer for MAC OS X
CATEGORIES:
* Gerber Editors / Viewers, Data Conversion & Translation Software
* Demo, Shareware, Freeware & Trial Offer Software
www.mcn-audio.com
MCN Gerber Viewer is a shareware native Macintosh Mac Os X application for viewing and printing electronic PCB data files. Supported formats are Gerber-X (RS-274X), Gerber-D (RS-274D) and Excellon.
MAC OS X 10.3 or later. PowerPC and Intel.


Numerical Innovations
PHONE: 1.866.528.9274
FAX: 1.858.430.2705
E-MAIL:
Sales: sales@numericalinnovations.com
Support: support@numericalinnovations.com
www.NumericalInnovations.com
ADDRESS: The Innevation Center
6795 S Edmond St (3rd Floor)
Las Vegas, Nevada 89118
CATEGORIES:
* Gerber Editors / Viewers, ODB++ and IPC-2581 Viewers, Data Conversion / Translation Software
* Design for Fabrication / Design Validation Software
* 3D Software Tools
Numerical Innovations, LLC was founded on the industry need for easy to use commercial and custom EDA tools that are aesthetically pleasing and clever that accurately facilitate electronic designs for manufacturing.
Our products include:
FAB 3000 - Professional and affordable Gerber/CAM software:
FAB 3000 is a "Full-Featured" CAM software package targeted for anyone who would like to have "high-end" CAM software to run DRC/DFM verification, edit and output gerber data, compare nets, merge pcb's, generate part centroid files, and perform many other useful features. Get ALL the power of those other CAM tools costing thousands of dollars for a fraction of the price. Here's a brief list of some powerful & unique FAB 3000 features:
* Advanced DRC/DFM Checker
* Merge different PCB Designs onto a Single Panel
* Assembly/Parts Editor
* Export 3D STEP (AP 214, AP 203 & more) & 3D STL
ACE Translator 3000 - All-In-One CAD/EDA Translator. Includes a free built-in viewer:
ACE Translator 3000 provides over 100 translators between most common EDA, CAD, and 3D formats - all in a single intuitive environment. ACE simplifies the translation process, and the built-in viewer is user-friendly with powerful editing & repair features. ACE Translator 3000 will successfully fit into your daily workflow and files outputted from ACE are optimized to be compatible with all design systems.
EasyGerb - The ultimate Gerber export tool for AutoCAD users. (Gerber Export for AutoCAD)
EasyGerb is the ultimate Gerber export tool for AutoCAD users because it allows you to export Gerber files directly from AutoCAD - Simply select any objects and begin creating Gerber files - instantly! This tool is by far the most easiest-to-use Gerber conversion solution for any AutoCAD user. EasyGerb is also extremely powerful and outputs Gerber in formats RS-274D, RS274-X, Fire9000; while supporting True Gerber Arcs (G75), Step/Repeat (SR) codes, Composite (Dark/Clear) Layer Merging, Flash Blocks, Assign Aperture list, handle SHX & TrueType fonts, save configurations, and output NC Drill files for any layer! Runs on AutoCAD 2013 - 2020 and AutoCAD Mechanical.
DFM Now!
Free Gerber Viewer, ODB++, IPC-2581, NC Drill & Rout.
Basic DFM Check.
Print, Markup, and add Dimensions.
Realistic PCB Preview
For further information on any of our products, please visit our web page or give us a call at 1.866.528.9274


Online Gerber Viewer by Schindler & Schill GmbH
CONTACT: Sales
PHONE: +49 941 604889719.
E-MAIL: info@easylogix.de
www.gerber-viewer.com
ADDRESS: Bayerwaldstrasse 3,
93059 Regensburg Deutschland/Germany
CATEGORIES: Gerber Editors / Viewers, Data Conversion & Translation Software * Demo, Shareware, Freeware & Trial Offer Software
With this website you can visualize your Gerber274x files as well as files in the Excellon1 and 2 formats and navigate in a fast and simple way through the PCB design. There is no need to register for using the viewer and also no further installation on your personal computer is required! Just work online with your browser!


OpenPnP
CONTACT: See web page
openpnp.org
CATEGORIES:
* Pick and Place Software
* Demo, Shareware, Freeware, Open Source & Trial Software
OpenPnP is an Open Source SMT pick and place system that includes ready to run software, and hardware designs that you can build and modify. You can also use OpenPnP software to run a pick and place machine of your own design, or with existing commercial machines, giving them abilities they never had with their OEM software.
Runs on Windows, Mac OS X & Linux


OpenSCAD
CONTACT: OpenSCAD is maintained by Marius Kintel
E-MAIL: info@openscad.org
www.openscad.org
CATEGORIES:
* 3D CAD/CAM Software Tools & Models
* Demo, Shareware, Freeware, Open Source & Trial Software
OpenSCAD is software for creating solid 3D CAD models. It is free software and available for Linux/UNIX, Windows and Mac OS X. Unlike most free software for creating 3D models (such as Blender) it does not focus on the artistic aspects of 3D modelling but instead on the CAD aspects. Thus it might be the application you are looking for when you are planning to create 3D models of machine parts but pretty sure is not what you are looking for when you are more interested in creating computer-animated movies.
OpenSCAD is not an interactive modeller. Instead it is something like a 3D-compiler that reads in a script file that describes the object and renders the 3D model from this script file. This gives you (the designer) full control over the modelling process and enables you to easily change any step in the modelling process or make designs that are defined by configurable parameters.


Osmond PCB for Macintosh
CONTACT: Joseph C. Chavez
E-MAIL: info@osmondpcb.com
www.osmondpcb.com
CATEGORIES:
* PCB design and Layout Software for Macintosh
* Software: Demo, Shareware, Freeware, Open Source & Trial Software
If you design printed circuit boards, or you would like to, Osmond PCB for Macintosh puts great power and flexibility within your reach. Artificial limits and restrictions are banished. You can now design boards of any size and shape and with as many layers as you want. With a spatial resolution of 10 nanometers (0.00001 mm), Osmond gives you all the precision you need. You can place parts anywhere on the board with any orientation. You can also run traces of any width along any path and at any angle.
Osmond PCB is now completely free to use and fully functional. All restrictions have been removed and no license is required. However, donations are accepted and will help to encourage continued support and development. Whenever you fabricate printed circuit boards designed using Osmond PCB, please consider donating a very small fraction of the fabrication costs.


Mentor Graphics / PADS Free PCB Viewer
www.pads.com/downloads
CATEGORIES: Demo, Shareware, Freeware & Trial Offer Software
Use the PADS free viewer to view databases and designs from PADS Logic or PADS Layout.


Paragon Robotics, LLC
CONTACT: See web page
www.paragonrobotics.com
ADDRESS: 12029 Abbott Rd.
Hiram, Ohio 44234 USA
CATEGORIES:
* Gerber Editors / Viewers, ODB++ and IPC-2581 Viewers, Data Conversion / Translation Software
* Demo, Shareware, Freeware & Trial Offer Software
Free online Gerber / Excellon viewer.


Patchr Inc.
CONTACT: Sales
PHONE: 469.531.4048
E-MAIL: hello@patchr.io
patchr.io
ADDRESS: 3005 S. Lamar Blvd. #103
Austin, Texas 78704
CATEGORIES:
* PCB Layout / Design / Schematic Capture / Autorouting Software
* Demo, Shareware, Freeware, Open Source & Trial Software
Patchr.io is a printed circuit board design platform that makes PCB design the easy part of your project. Patchr brings the usability of tools such as Sketch, Photoshop, and Canva to PCB design and allows electronics makers to quickly and easily bring ideas to life.


PCB Creator by Bay Area Circuits
CONTACT: Sales
PHONE: 650.367.8444
FAX: 650.367.1031
E-MAIL: info@bacircuits.com
Click Here for PCB Creator
ADDRESS: 575 Price Avenue
Redwood City, California 94063
PCB Creator is:
* Free
* Easy to use
* Will allow you to design 2 and 4 layer PCBs
* Provides easy quote and order options
* Gerber files available at no cost after PCB order
PCB Creator Includes:
* PCB Layout — PCB design with easy-to-use manual routing tools, autorouter and auto-placement.
* Schematic — Schematic Capture with multi-level hierarchy and export to PCB Layout, Spice or Netlist.
* Component and Pattern Editors — allow you to make new parts and footprints.
* Standard Libraries – include 100,000+ parts.
* 3D PCB Preview – shows your design in 3D. 2500+ package 3D models are supplied with the program.
* Import/Export Features – allow you to exchange designs and libraries with other EDA tools.
* Step-by-Step Tutorial – learn the software and start real work in a few hours.
* Windows Based Software.

PCB-GCode
www.pcbgcode.org
CATEGORIES:
* Drilling, Milling & Routing Software
* Demo, Shareware, Freeware & Trial Offer Software
PCB-GCode is a Freeware milling machine, router, engraver software package for Eagle.
Pcb-gcode lets you use your milling machine, router, engraver, etc. to make printed circuit boards without using toxic chemicals.
You create your design with Eagle, then use pcb-gcode to create g-code, which you run on your machine. Your machine cuts around the traces for the circuits. pcb-gcode also creates drill files to drill holes, mill files to cut the board out, or make cutouts in the board. You can also create files to engrave text on the boards, such as your copyright, component names, etc.


pcb.gpleda.org
PCB is an interactive printed circuit board editor for the X11 window system. PCB includes a rats nest feature, design rule checking, and can provide industry standard RS-274-X (Gerber), NC drill, and centroid data (X-Y data) output for use in the board fabrication and assembly process. PCB offers high end features such as an autorouter and trace optimizer which can tremendously reduce layout time.
Operating Systems:
Currently PCB runs on unix like operating systems such as Linux, NetBSD, Solaris, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, etc. In addition PCB will work on a windows computer using cygwin. It is also possible to compile PCB using mingw on windows using the win32/build_pcb.sh script.


pcb-rnd
CONTACT: See web page
repo.hu/projects/pcb-rnd/
CATEGORIES:
* PCB Layout / Design / Schematic Capture / Autorouting Software
* Demo, Shareware, Freeware, Open Source & Trial Software
pcb-rnd is a free/open source, flexible, modular Printed Circuit Board editor for design of professional and hobby boards.
pcb-rnd is feature-rich and compatible. pcb-rnd has a long history, fast paced development, and big plans.
pcb-rnd is part of the coralEDA ecosystem.
Key features:
* editor for multilayer Printed Circuit Boards
* scriptable in 10+ different scripting languages
* parametric footprint generation, web footprints
* modular code with a flexible plugin system
* fits well in a UNIXy workflow
* supports CLI and server applications
* active development, frequent releases
* friendly and efficient developer and user community
* predictable development cycles
* compatible with KiCad and gEDA/PCB, understands Eagle and Protel/Autotrax file formats
Supported platforms:
Linux desktop (various distributions, from source) official packages in Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora and Mageia
Arch Linux (user package)
Mac OS X
IRIX 5.3
OpenBSD


Pulsonix EDA Software
WestDev Ltd
UK Office
CONTACT: Sales
PHONE: +44 (0) 1684 296551
FAX: +44 (0) 1684 296515
Support: +44 (0) 1684 296570
E-MAIL: sales@pulsonix.com
www.pulsonix.com
ADDRESS: Headquarters
20 Miller Court, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. GL20 8DN. UK.
CATEGORIES:
* PCB Layout & Design Software
* Demo & Trial Offer Software
Pulsonix is a powerful, yet easy to learn and use design tool that offers true value for money. With a rich tool set throughout Pulsonix, every feature has been carefully created to ensure that it provides maximum productivity to the designer.


QCAD
RibbonSoft GmbH
CONTACT:
PHONE: N/A
E-MAIL: info@ribbonsoft.com
qcad.org/en/
ADDRESS: Brünigstrasse 114
6060 Sarnen, Switzerland
CATEGORIES:
* 2D CAM Software
* Demo, Shareware, Freeware & Trial Offer Software
QCAD is a free, open source application for computer aided drafting (CAD) in two dimensions (2D). With QCAD you can create technical drawings such as plans for buildings, interiors, mechanical parts or schematics and diagrams. QCAD works on Windows, macOS and Linux. The source code of QCAD is released under the GPL version 3 (GPLv3), a popular Open Source license.
Main Features:
* Layers
* Blocks (grouping)
* 35 CAD fonts included
* Support for TrueType fonts
* Various Metrical and Imperial units
* DXF and DWG input and output
* Printing to scale
* Printing on multiple pages
* Over 40 construction tools
* Over 20 modification tools
* Construction and modification of points, lines, arcs, circles, ellipses, splines, polylines, texts, dimensions, hatches, fills, raster images
* Various powerful entity selection tools
* Object snaps
* Measuring tools
* Part library with over 4800 CAD parts
* Very complete and extremely powerful ECMAScript scripting interface


Software Companions
E-MAIL: sales@softwarecompanions.com
www.SoftwareCompanions.com
CATEGORIES: Gerber Editors / Viewers, Data Conversion & Translation Software
GerbView® is an advanced but easy to use application that enables you to view, print, convert and markup Gerber, HPGL, Excellon and raster files. GerbView supports both RS274D and RS274X (with embedded aperture information) Gerber formats.
About
Software Companions is fully focused on developing powerful products for viewing, printing and conversion of file formats that are commonly used in the CAD/CAM market. We do also develop and sell components that are used in applications developed by other companies.
Software Companions was founded in 1997 in Oslo, Norway and is a privately held firm.


Solid Edge 2D Drafting
Siemens PLM
CONTACT:
PHONE: (Local California) +1.510.995.8955
Americas: +1.800.498.5351
Asia-Pacific: +852.2230.3333
EMEA: +44 (0) 1276.413200
E-MAIL: See contact page
www.plm.automation.siemens.com/plmapp/education/solid-edge/en_us/free-software/free-2d-cad
ADDRESS: 1001 Marina Village Parkway
Alameda, California 94501 United States
CATEGORIES:
* 2D CAM/CAD Software
* Demo, Shareware, Freeware, Open Source & Trial Software
Solid Edge 2D Drafting offers simple drawing layout, diagramming, annotation, and dimensioning controls that automatically comply with drafting standards, including the International Standards Organization (ISO), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and British Standards Institution (BSI), among others.
Start your drawing from scratch, or easily import existing .DWG files. An optional step-by-step wizard allows you to preview the drawing, including each individual layer, and control background color, drawing size, line type, font, and more.
To simplify the learning curve for both new and existing 2D CAD users, Solid Edge 2D Drafting provides a number of ways to access commands, such as a recognizable ribbon toolbar, simple text search, and a customizable radial menu that provides quick access to your favorite tools.


This Is Not Rocket Science
CONTACT: Stijn Kuipers
E-MAIL: stijnkuipers@gmail.com
TWITTER: @rocket_not
www2.thisisnotrocketscience.nl/software/pcb-panelizer
ADDRESS: Witte de Withstraat 20hs
1057XW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
CATEGORIES:
* Gerber Editors / Viewers, ODB++ Viewers, Data Conversion / Translation Software
* Demo, Shareware, Freeware & Trial Offer Software
Open source Gerber Panelizer, PCB Tools, Gerber Preview Renderer
See this article:
Panelizing Boards The Easy Way
by: Brian Benchoff


TinyCAD - The open-source schematic capture program for Windows
sourceforge.net/projects/tinycad
TinyCAD is a program to help you draw circuit diagrams. It comes complete with symbol libraries to get you started straight away. As well as being able to simply print your designs, you can use TinyCAD to publish your drawings by copying and pasting into a Word document, or saving as a PNG bitmap for the web.
You can use TinyCAD as a front end to a PCB layout program (see the links), by getting TinyCAD to create a netlist of your circuit.
TinyCAD is fully open-source so you can use it for free and you can download the source code for use in your own projects.


Ucamco
PHONE: 32.9.216.99.00
FAX: 32.9.216.99.12
E-MAIL: info@ucamco.com
www.ucamco.com
ADDRESS: Bijenstraat 19
9051 Gent, Belgium
BTW / VAT be 0475 099 268
CATEGORIES:
* Gerber Editors / Viewers, ODB++ Viewers, Data Conversion / Translation Software
* Demo, Shareware, Freeware, Open Source & Trial Software
Simple, streamlined CAD to CAM communications
Thanks to Ucamco’s new Gerber Job File Editor, designers can create and edit job files that provide all essential PCB production data, including essential non image based information, in a standard format that can be put into an automatic production flow. Ucamco’s principal aim in doing so is to make life easier for electronics design and manufacturing professionals by facilitating clear, unequivocal communications prior to production.
At Ucamco, we are dedicated to excellence in everything that we do. That includes our decades long stewardship of Gerber, the de facto standard image format for PCB design: our ongoing work on Gerber ensures that this free, open format keeps abreast of, and indeed drives, beneficial developments in PCB design and engineering. As part of this, we are delighted to announce that our Gerber Job Editor is now available free of charge to the PCB design and manufacturing community.
This standalone application allo ws designers to create and edit PCB job files complete with everything including non image data, that is essential for quoting, planning, engineering, CAM and fabrication.
* Note: This software is not a Gerber editor. This software is used to create a file or print describing the general specifications, design rules & material stackup of a printed circuit board for fabrication.


Unisoft Corporation
CONTACT: Richard Larue
PHONE: International 203.913.0782 / Toll Free: 888-486-4246
FAX: 203.567.8050
E-MAIL: info@unisoft-cim.com
www.unisoft-cim.com
ADDRESS: 554 Boston Post Rd #112
Orange, Connecticut 06477
CATEGORIES:
* Data Conversion Services
* Front-End Engineering Services
* Assembly / Planning / Manufacturing / Shop Floor Automation Software
* Demo, Shareware, Freeware & Trial Offer Software
* Gerber Editors / Viewers, ODB++ Viewers, Data Conversion / Translation Software
* Pre-production CAM and Engineering Software
* Quoting, Order Entry, Tracking Software
* Reverse Engineering Software
For over 30 years the Unisoft OneFACTORY software suite ( http://www.unisoft-cim.com ) has been used to automate Electronics Manufacturers (EMS/CEM & OEM). Purchase only the software you require now and add modules as your needs grow.
Electronics manufacturing is a high tech environment where every lost minute of output can incur considerable financial cost. Unisoft OneFACTORY serves to quickly setup Pick & Place Assembly equipment, AOI Optical Inspection machines, ATE Test and Selective Solder equipment, etc. for fast pre-production setup. Process assembly sheet documentation and kitting labels are quickly created, aids assembly, first piece inspection, general inspection, fast quotations and cost estimation report, repair/rework, debug, etc.
Also a PC Board viewer from CAD and Gerber is available for use for your assembly department, general inspection, test departments, repair & rework areas, design group, etc. Aids PCB troubleshooting technicians to find components, pins, finds shorted traces, schematic hot linked to the assembly, etc. Distribute the viewer to vendors & customers for better communications.
CAD to CAD and CAD to Machine software and services for translation and data conversion is available. Also Gerber reverse engineering, etc. allows unintelligent data to be translated into smart data CAD files and machine programs.
In addition Unisoft offers the CELLS WORKFLOW Manufacturing Execution System (MES) software which is straight forward simple to setup yet powerful product and job tracking software for fast New Product Introduction (NPI) for electronics manufacturers. CELLS WORKFLOW is also available for other industries such as medical, chemicals, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, foods and textiles. The CELLS WORKFLOW (MES) software provides product and job tracking with traceability for regulatory compliance.
For more information and to download the free trial software go to http://www.unisoft-cim.com or phone 888-486-4246.


Viewplot by Roneda PCB Design Consultancy
CONTACT: Sales
PHONE: +31 (0)650 227 965 / Belgium: +32 (0)485 802 404
FAX: +31 (0)84 711 0276
E-MAIL: info@roneda.nl
www.viewplot.com
ADDRESS: Gaverlandstraat 31,
B-9120 Melsele, Belgium
CATEGORIES: Gerber Editors / Viewers, Data Conversion & Translation Software - Demo, Shareware, Freeware & Trial Offer Software
Viewplot is a CAD Viewer/Translator and Editor in one
Translate your CAD data in seconds, as standalone tool or integrated within existing CAD processes.
Viewplot allows you to inspect various CAD formats, take measurements and manipulate data.Create high resolution PDF documentation within the graphical user interface or in batch mode.
It is the most complete and inexpensive tool available on the market!
The Viewer is absolutely free and include the same functionality as the licensed version.
Viewplot can be used and shared by anyone needing to view & print electronics design and manufacturing data, as PCB Designers, PCB suppliers, Assemblers, Designers and Testers.


Wikipedia
en.wikipedia.org
CATEGORIES:
* PCB Layout / Design / Schematic Capture / Autorouting Software
* Demo, Shareware, Freeware & Trial Offer Software
Comparison of EDA software from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


ZenitPCB
CONTACT: Mirko Bruno
E-MAIL: support@zenitpcb.com
www.ZenitPCB.com
CATEGORIES: PCB Layout / Design / Schematic Capture / Autorouting Software * Demo, Shareware, Freeware & Trial Offer Software
ZenitCapture Schematic is easy to learn and fast to use. Schematic designs can be created quickly using the easy-feature toolset available.
A schematic is a sketch of an electrical logic. It contains the electrical connection between component symbols by the use of signal wires. A schematic in ZenitCapture can have several pages and can be lead to a layout by a Netlist File.
ZenitPCB Layout is an excellent tool to create professional printed circuit board.
It is a flexible easy to use CAD program, which allow you to realize your projects in a short time.
ZenitPCB Layout is completely freeware for personal or semi-professional use, limited to 800 pins.


ZofzPCB: FREE 3D Gerber Viewer
CONTACT: Rafal Powierski
E-MAIL: zofz@zofzpcb.com
www.zofzpcb.com
CATEGORIES:
* Gerber Editors / Viewers, Data Conversion & Translation Software
* Demo, Shareware, Freeware & Trial Offer Software
"The fastest, easiest, most intuitive way to check your PCB design before it goes to manufacturing"
ZofzPCB is a FREE 3D Gerber viewer that shows you more than just how your board is going to look. ZofzPCB lets you see inside your board – between the layers – so you can give it a truly thorough inspection. It makes pre-production verification of your PCB designs fast, easy, intuitive and fun.

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