PCB123

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A PCB designer with support for Gerber and Netlist files
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Create and customize designs for printed circuit boards. Include or exclude additional components of the suite such as a development kit for writing plugins to integrate with PCB123. Work with templates for standard materials, Protel, Tango, OrCAD and native PCB123 Netlist files.

PCB123 is developed by Sunstone Circuits, that targets Printed Circuit Board designers who want to be more pragmatic and efficient when doing their work. PCBs are the base upon which wire and other sockets or electronic components are assembled. Therefore, faster product delivery is wanted by all the parties involved.

The application comes wrapped in a standard interface, has a main grey background theme and two extra themes. The main screen has proper delimitations and nicely crafted buttons. However, its manuals are hard to dig in and a novice user will probably feel discouraged.

When it comes to its embedded functionalities, PCB123 is able to suffice various user needs. It's equipped with 3D rendering tools that let users preview how the final board will look.

More, it integrates SnapEDA, so individuals are able to search online for millions of verified and available parts. Note that PCB123 has the largest at-install parts library in the industry:750000 parts.

To conclude, PCB123 is a reliable design tool that can be used in various academic, industrial or leisure applications. It's free and though it does take some time to learn it, it manages to check all the right boxes that a user needs.

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Pros

  • Has 3D rendering tools
  • Integrates SnapEDA
  • Has 750000 parts in the built-in library

Cons

  • Has a deep learning curve
  • Comes with a daunting manual

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