Advanced Circuits introduces free PCB layout software
Aug 29, 2007
"PCB Artist" enables designers to instantly and cost-effectively design printed circuit boards
Advanced Circuits announced the availability of its PCB Artist software. The free package is an easy-to-use and intuitive printed circuit board layout software and is the most comprehensive, free layout software available for manufacturers, designers and engineers in the PCB industry.
PCB Artist includes schematic symbol, footprint and part creation wizards to streamline the PCB design process and reduce component creation time to as little as five minutes. In addition, customers can draw from an extensive library of components. PCB Artist goes beyond what's currently available by offering:
-- Gerber-formatted files available upon request.
-- Automated component placement and trace routing.
-- Back-and-forward integration that allows users to make changes to the schematic that automatically translate to the PCB design.
"As a software developer, I found the product stable, functional, rich in features, well integrated and ultimately, intuitive," said James Woods, owner and president, Woodsys LLC. "The PCB Artist application is well thought out and nicely implemented. Advanced Circuits has recognized a key need in the industry and fulfilled this need with a well-written software."
In addition to Woodsys LLC, organizations such as Boeing Co., Liteye Systems, and BG Tech have adopted Advanced Circuits' software to design PCB layouts. Additionally, universities across the country, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), will incorporate PCB Artist into engineering classes beginning fall 2007 as part of their curriculum.
"Designers need software that's easy to learn and understand," said John Yacoub, president and CEO of Advanced Circuits. "PCB Artist includes integrated schematics, backwards/forwards design annotation, and a full library of components, which all simplify the design process. We created PCB Artist to serve as an effective tool suitable for all types and levels of PCB designers. And to top it off, we're making it available at no cost to organizations throughout North America."
For more information, or to download PCB Artist, please visit: www.pcbartist.com