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The connections on a PCB should be identical to its corresponding circuit diagram, but while the circuit diagram is arranged to be readable, the PCB layout is arranged to be functional, so there is rarely any visible correlation.

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Any tips for pcb design software? Reply 2017-06-20 16:18:54
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Anders Appelgren

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No matter which project you are working on, you must know exactly circuits should be laid out. An electronics engineer’s job would be impossible without PCB. But, there are so many softwares to sift through.To save your time,one software tool may be appropriate for one PCB project while another will work better for other types. Are there any simple,free tools?
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jakezimmer

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I really like Eagle PCB from Autodesk. 


It's free if you're a student (unlimited board size and layers) and otherwise has nice price scaling and a free option for two layer boards that makes it usable for normal people. I used to use Altium Designer but the price is too high (~10k USD) for personal projects. 


https://www.autodesk.com/products/eagle/free-download

Toni

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  2. Ultiboard
  3. Altium Designer 17
  4. PCBWeb
  5. KiCad EDA
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