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PCB Creator

2.0
Easily design 2 to 4 layer printed circuit boards with up to 1000 pins
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User rating
5.6/10
9 votes
License
Freeware
OS
Windows
Developer
Bay Area Circuits
Version
2.0
File size
56.1 MB
Language
English
Release date
28 January 2013

Editor's review

This is a tool that can help create PCB layout designs for a given circuit.

This PCB layout tool can help create designs of 2 to 4 layer printed circuit boards. Board edge connector can have up to 1000 pins. The process starts with schematic capture through the schematic designer. For component layout, you could utilize a large library of parts and footprints to get exactly what you need. This tool is compatible with schematics, layouts and libraries with other EDA and CAD packages (DXF, Eagle, P-CAD, PADS, and OrCAD). PCB Creator Schematic Capture and PCB Layout also support Accel, Allegro, Mentor, PADS, P-CAD, Protel and Tango net-list formats. PCB Creator PCB software includes 2 automatic routers (Shape-based and Grid-based). Shape Router routes complex layouts with SMD components as well as single-layer boards. Grid Router can also make single-layer boards with jumper wires. You could use external auto-router. Manual routing is helped by various tools available.

These tools help create and edit traces by 90, 45 degree, etc. Curved traces are supported. Through, blind or buried vias can be used in automatic and manual routing. Design rules checking and other verification and validation checks help control project correctness. Layout can be updated from Schematic in a few clicks at anytime. Step-by-step tutorial is available. A 3D visualization feature is available. Interface to simulators are possible, SPICE in particular. It has an extensive component pin-out and pattern library of more than 100,000 components. This is a very good product. If you are looking for a similar solution, you should try it in your exact workflow.

Publisher's description

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, text and more.
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
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PCB Creator
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