DesignSpark PCB offers all design engineers – from the amateur to the professional – a FREE, UNLIMITED, supported and intuitive platform. Includes Schematic Capture editor, PCB Layout editor, Autorouter, 3D “Real World” Viewer, Gerber output and extensive libraries. DesignSpark PCB also features sophisticated “component wizards” which provides the user with a powerful facility to create their own schematic symbols, PCB footprints and component libraries.
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. See the Eagle import tutorial for further information.
A comprehensive standard parts library is supplied, this can be amended, copied, added to etc as required. Sophisticated New Part Creation Wizards make it easy to design new parts from scratch or by using standard symbols and footprints. Please be encouraged to share your designs, libraries and tips so other users can benefit from your experience.
Bill of materials reports can be generated at any time, these will give RS order numbers where appropriate.