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Here’s an OK list of open source PCB design tools (for making printed circuit boards) – as always, if you have any resources that are better/different post’em on up in the comments – Link.


  • pen_sq

    They missed KiCad.

  • [email protected]

    How does KiCad compare to geschem?

  • joe

    This is nice and all, but the one thing I’d like to see is a tutorial on how to properly lay out a circuit board in one of these CAD tools. All of these PCB how-to’s assume that you know how to find the mechanical specifications for a specific chip into a proper pad placement and size in these CAD tools.

    Please somebody show the process of turning a schematic into a PCB using a CAD tool.

  • Anonymous

    Hi,
    I would like to know the name of Open source PCB design tools. Could you tell me the name of that Open source PCB design tools.
    Thanks
    Geeno