Electronic – What are low cost circuit and PCB design software?


Do you know of any freeware or low cost circuit / PCB design software?

I know a few which I have listed below but I was wondering if there were more of its kind. Please mention the good features and issues you've faced with the software.

Best Answer

Kicad is free and open source, and it is a relatively well-integrated package of schematics and layout editor.

gEDA is free and open source. It is older than Kicad, has more tools which produce nicer output, but is less well integrated.

Since they are open-source packages there are no arbitrary restrictions on the free version (like e.g. board size in Eagle) and no license hassles.

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